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1 Value of your PhD in Academia PhD Society career event, March

2 Power of the post-doc Driver of innovation in research Agent of internationalisation Intergenerational mediator Jiminy Cricket

3 Reality check Less than 20% of PhD’s continue a research career in academia

4 Plight of the post-doc Untenured slave to overstretched tenured staff Grant application grunt Limbo tourist General dogsbody Nobody

5 Remedial action Flemish government’s special budget for training and career development for young researchers 3-tier deployment in Leuven  Young Researcher’s Career Centre (YouReCa) Promotion Mobility Transferable skills  Doctoral Schools  Grassroots initiatives (PhD Society and others)

6 YouReCa: promotion Leuven care platform for young researchers Contacts with stakeholders: industry, government International recruitment

7 YouReCa: Mobility Travel and accomodation grants for young researchers Special focus on postdocs in DOC Junior Mobility (JuMo) programme Advice & survival kits for outgoing researchers

8 YouReCa: transferable skills Communication & interpersonal skills Leadership PhD & Time management Teaching skills Tech transfer, entrepreneurship & impact Information and publication Career development


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