The kick-off meeting for the career development program Momentum at the University of Bergen took place November 7.
" There was more than 60 great applications to the program. Looking at the quality of the participants, there is good reason to be optimistic for the future. There are so much exciting research taking place, also imaging what the University of Bergen stands for", prorector Margareth Hagen said at the Momentum kick-off meeting.
Academia is developing
The landscape of academia is developing fast, which also demands professionality in the variety of research projects. The target has been to develop an interdiciplinary arena, that inspire to innovation and development, for the best research talents at UiB.
The candidates will gain access to valuable networks, and learn tools to succeed in their scientific careers.
The younger generation of researchers is an important area of focus for the rectorate at the university.
"Momentum is an important part of that commitment", Hagen states, adding that this is the first in a line of similar programs in the time to come.
The multidiciplinary focus at UiB is also taken care of in Momentum, with 16 participants from 16 departments, and six out of seven faculties represented.
The first participants
There will be three meetings, in addition to the kick-off. Momentum is arranged in cooperation between UiB and Mobilize Strategy Consulting. At the meetings, the supervisors will train the participants in subjects like project management and innvative thinking. The last meeting is in Brussels in June 2018.
The outstanding participants in the first Momentum program are:
Ann-Kristin Helland Gujord, Pål Antonsen, Øyvind Gjerstad, Hanneke Meijer, Mali Husby Rosnes, Selina Våge, Willem van der Bilt, Janka Babickova, Simon Dankel, Sara Ghaderi, Brita Ytre-Arne, Rita Ginja, Susanne Bygnes, Malgorzata Cyndecka, Rune Mentzoni and Kristiina Kompus.