XXIX AiIG PhD Summer School (2021)
“Pathways to Research Impact”
7-9 September 2021, Bari
Organized by Politecnico di Bari
Since 2017 the AiIG PhD Summer School has followed a three-year cycle by alternating three themes: Research, Teaching, and Impact. The XXIX AiIG PhD Summer School will focus on Impact.
The main objective of this year AiIG PhD Summer School is to increase PhD students’ awareness of the multifaceted nature of research impact and to support students to identify potential pathways of impact since the conception of their research. Members of the AiIG community, external speakers, experts, and partitioners will provide students with the theoretical and empirical understanding of research impact within and beyond academia (and traditional bibliometric indicators). PhD students will acquire skills to assess and monitor their research and communicate its potential impact to a variety of stakeholders. The role of research evaluation within universities and in national academic systems will be also introduced.
The learning outcomes of the School are summarised below:
- Understanding of the academic and societal impact of research;
- Ability to identify potential pathways of research impact;
- Ability to assess and monitor research and its potential impact;
- Ability to communicate the potential impact of research to a variety of stakeholders;
- Understanding the role of research evaluation.
The activities of the School will also focus on creating and nurturing a sense of membership to the AiIG Community in PhD Students and on generating opportunities for PhD students to establish and strengthen research and personal connections within the community.