The second YEAR Webinar dealt with a key issue for young researchers: A new framework to enhance your career development. It was presented by Kathrine Vangen and Iuliana Hussein, on 04 May 2017.

The video of the webinar is available below, and more background information about the speakers can be found below the video.

In today´s ever changing world, systematic and focused career management is becoming increasingly important for both researchers and their employers. However, research organisations face the challenge of guiding researchers through this process and enabling them to become creative, critical and autonomous intellectual risk takers.

REFLEX – A two-year project joining forces of partners from five European countries, addressed these challenges through the designing of intelligent career development framework based on the direct involvement of researchers, their employers, HR departments, EURAXESS Service Centres and other relevant actors. The REFLEX framework is open access on the REFLEX website.

The YEAR Webinar will show you how this framework can enhance your own career development.

Outline of the YEAR Webinar

  • Current situation: what do young researchers want?
  • What is the REFLEX framework and how this is different from other initiatives?
  • How to use it to enhance your career development?
  • Your scientific career – how, where and who?
  • Tools and resources: REFLEX and Euraxess webpages


Kathrine VANGEN works as International Senior Adviser at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Kathrine has established NTNU EURAXESS Service Center, a long standing Centre. She also worked for the Research Council of Norway (RCN). Kathrine has her background from HR and Organizational Development for The Norwegian Directorate of Labor where she also worked with career development. Kathrine has European-level experience through various positions and organizations within Higher Education, e.g. director and board member. She has been a member of the Networking Management Working Group of the EURAXESS/EC since 2010 and has been actively involved and contributing to in conferences and workshops, both on national and international levels within the field of researcher’s mobility and the later years including researchers’ career through REFLEX and TOP III. Kathrine lived abroad for several years and has an educational background in the fields of Political Science and Economics.

Iuliana HUSSEIN works as an International Adviser at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Main responsibilities include: coordinating and promoting cooperation with other institutions and external public services, international mobility, housing policy at NTNU, developing and implementing “Dual Career” services and organizing courses and seminars for international researchers. Iuliana worked previously as the Head of Administration at the Kavli lnstitute for Systems Neuroscience, NTNU. Main responsibilities in her position as head of administration included: coordination and leading all administrative tasks at the institute, administration of EU, ERC, Marie Skłodowska-Curie grants, administration of grants awarded by the Norwegian Research Council; managing events such as The Kavli Prize Awards (2010 and 2012) & national and international conferences. Iuliana holds a Master’s degree in Science in Media, Communication and Information Technology, NTNU.


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