A 3-day Conference on the Transformative Power of Research
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23-25 June 2021
University of Cape Town, South Africa
This conference is organised by the AESIS Network.
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|Fee for Members of AESIS||425|
|Fee for Non-members||475|
|Fee for Members of AESIS from South Africa||130|
|Fee for Non-members from South Africa||165|
|Fee for Members of AESIS from other African countries or LDC's||75|
|Fee for Non-members from other African countries or LDC's||95|
|Fee for Online participants||160|
|Fee for Online participants from South Africa||75|
|Fee for Online participants from other African countries or LDC's||50|
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Payment of the participation fee should happen before the conference starts. You will receive an invoice together with the confirmation. Payments have to be made in Euro at your discretion and are free of all bank and other charges. Personal or company cheques are not accepted. All amounts are excluding VAT, if applicable.
If you are unable to attend the conference it is permitted to allow someone else to participate in your stead, if the name of the replacement is communicated before the start of the conference to the organisers. Cancellation without cost is possible until May 12th 2021. If you cancel between May 12th 2021 and June 2nd 2021, we will invoice €95 administration costs. After June 2nd 2021, you owe us the full amount.
Photographs and/or videos may be taken at the conference. By attending this event, you acknowledge and agree that your likeness maybe included in photos and videos of the event and used by AESIS in connection with communications about the conference or other AESIS communications and promotion. If you do not agree to this usage, please send us a written notification at least 3 days before the event.
Professor Cheryl de la Rey leads the Senior Leadership Team and has responsibility for the overall leadership of the University, reporting to the University Council.
After gaining First Class Honors in Statistics at the University of Aberdeen, David worked at two BBSRC research institutes, as a statistician consultant before developing mathematical models or plant growth. His work on the computer aspects of this led into broader applications of IT in education and research, and was Director of Information Services at Royal Holloway, University of London, before moving into university leadership as Vice-Principal (Communications, Enterprise and Research) in 2004. In this role he was responsible for research strategy and for developing Royal Holloway's research-led commercial and consultancy activities.
He joined HEFCE in 2008 as Director (Research, Innovation and Skills) and led the development and implementation of the first Research Excellence Framework including the new impact agenda element. He was responsible for research policy and funding, knowledge exchange and university/business relations.
In May 2017 he was appointed the first Executive Chair of Research England, a new council established as part of UK Research and Innovation, alongside the seven disciplinary Research Councils and the UK Innovation Agency. Research England is biggest research funder in the UK with responsibility for university block-grant funding for research and knowledge exchange. In UKRI he has particular responsibilities for Place (Regional Funding), Commercialisation and Open Science
David has been invited to visit many countries to advise on research assessment and funding, particularly with respect to research impact. He is also co-chair of the Implementation Task Force for Plan S, the international initiative on full and immediate open access to research publications.
David was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Aberdeen in 2012, was Vice-Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Newcastle, NSW in 2015 and is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.
Ger Hanley is founder of Write Fund, a new start-up consultancy firm (formerly Ger Hanley Consultancy). Helping both researchers and industry to realise their research goals by assisting them to gain the funding they require; utilising her well-developed national and international networks and through her knowledge of the funding ecosystem to do so. Ger is formerly of University College Dublin (UCD) Ireland, where she worked for 12 years in research management. Prior to UCD, Ger worked in research management in another prominent Irish university, Trinity College Dublin. During her time working for universities, Ger has gained vast experience in pre and post funding award but her passion lies in research exploitation, impact, communication and outreach. Ger's experience includes media and social media with in-depth knowledge of using analytics to visualise and translate how research has impacted both the scientific and citizen communities.
Coming from an IT background, Ger has predominately managed and consulted in the area of engineering (biosystems, food, ICT, mechanical and circular economy/bioeconomy) and has an innate understanding as to how to ‘sell’ research both to the funders and industry.
With qualifications in Business, Project Management and Information Systems, and a thirst for knowledge, Ger has been able to help her clients gain full marks for impact in recent proposals.
ISMAIL SERAGELDIN, is the Emeritus Librarian of Alexandria, and the Founding Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA), the new Library of Alexandria in Egypt, which he established from 2001-2017. Previously he held many international positions including VP of the World Bank (1993–2000). He serves on many academic, research, scientific, cultural and international committees.
He has published over 100 books and monographs and over 500 papers on many topics. A graduate of Cairo University, he holds a PhD from Harvard University, and has been a professor at the College de France. He has received 40 (forty) honorary doctorates.
He received many awards including: Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun (2008); Knight of the French Legion of Honor (2008); and is Commander of the Order of Arts & Letters of France (2011); and the Public Welfare Medal of the US National Academy of Sciences, (2011); as well as many other awards.
Medical physicist, assistant at the Faculty of Physics, Warsaw University of Technology. Formerly vice-CTO at the Central Laboratory for Radiological Protection, senior research and development officer at the Innovation Management and Technology Transfer Center (WUT), animator at the Copernicus Science Center, President of the Association of Science Advocates, associating scientists and science popularizers, founder of polish chapter of March for Science, volunteer at the Atomic Forum Foundation. At every day work he deals with applications of ionizing radiation in medicine and 3D print, radiation measurements and radiological protection, collaborating, among others, with the Oncology Center-Institute and the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology.
In 2015, he participated in the project of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education "Transformation.doc", under which he took a three-week training at Ivey Business School in Canada. He is a finalist of the first Polish edition of the FameLab competition (2012), organized by the Copernicus Science Center, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the British Council. He awarded “Science Communicator of the Year” title for 2018 from Polish Press Agency Science in Poland (PAP Nauka w Polsce) and Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
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