Archive for April, 2019


Monday, April 29th, 2019

The findings, experiences, and ideas that emerge from research have traditionally been utilised through academic publication and teaching programmes. However, academic impact alone is no longer enough for a successful research career. With the growing emphasis in the research funding landscape on maximising impact beyond academia, it is increasingly important that
researchers reach wider society by embedding non-academic impact strategies in their projects, by working with a range of non-academic partners, and by using ever more innovative methods of dissemination and utilisation. This course showcases a range of approaches researchers can employ to ensure that their research has impact and relevance beyond universities. It will also provide students with tools that will help them best communicate the value of their work to research funders and potential investors.

Lecturers and content

You will be provided with knowledge around idea development within research. Particular emphasis will be given to developing an understanding of ’research impact’ and how to embed this in your projects.

Eligibility and further details

The course is offered to PhD students in all disciplines from Karlstad University, Linnaeus University, Mid Sweden University and Örebro University. The course consists of three mandatory seminars in the autumn of 2019 (Karlstad Sep 11-12th, Kalmar Oct 22-24th and Stockholm Nov 21st). The innovation office Fyrklövern covers the cost of your course travel and accommodation. The course is taught in English.

How to Apply?
Please send your application to by 11th May. You should provide your name, department, contact details, and a short description (max. 100 words) of your research project. Please ensure that you obtain your supervisor’s approval for attending the course, and also state their name in your application email.

For more information please contact: Mathias Gaunitz – or 0470-70 89 79