Exchange of experiences in science management with Wigner Research Centre, Hungary

Science management in German research organizations – how does this work?

September 12, 2016

Dr. Valéria Kozma-Blázsik, responsible for EU projects at the Wigner Research Centre for Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest/Hungary will look into this question during a six-week stay in Germany, including a guest stay of four weeks at Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ).
The exchange can be put into practice thanks to the ERA Fellowship program of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The program’s objectives are to improve collaboration with the EU-13 member states and to contribute to the European Research Area (ERA). This is why BMBF also offers theoretical training with a focus on science management in the framework of two campus weeks to the ERA Fellows.

At MPQ, the focus will be on procedures and processes in EU proposal consulting and project management. Dr. Valéria Kozma-Blázsik will be hosted in MPQ’s Third-party funds department/EU Office Bavaria, which will serve as a starting point to explore further cross-cutting issues in the institute’s administration and in Max Planck Society’s administrative headquarters.  Besides the effect of capacity-building, which will benefit the EU-13 member states according to the program’s aims, also the German hosts expect the exchange to prove advantageous. “In view of future scientific collaborations and projects we are also interested in a smooth collaboration at the administrative level“, outlines Prof. Ferenc Krausz, Managing Director at MPQ.

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