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Trends under Review – A forum for the Luxembourg Research Community

Join us at the Luxembourg National Research Fund’s (FNR) hosted forum  ‘Trends Under Review’ . This series is more than just a set of lectures; it’s a dynamic forum for discussing the latest trends in science and research. We invite international experts to share their insights on diverse topics like open science, research culture, and science communication. The first two lectures are coming up on 13 March and 22 May 2024.

All lectures will start at 15:30 CET and take place in-person only at the Halle des Poches à Fonte in Belval. Each lecture will be followed by a podium discussion and cocktail reception.

Our unique format combines keynote speeches with panel discussions featuring Luxembourg-based researchers, encouraging a vibrant exchange of ideas. We believe in a two-way conversation – your voice is crucial in shaping the future of science and research. We strongly encourage the public to participate in the talks. Our preliminary agenda includes a late afternoon lecture, followed by a podium discussion and an open cocktail reception so you can relax and mingle with like-minded people after the event.

But that’s not all – we want you to be a part of shaping our future events. Suggest topics, ask questions, and engage in the discourse that drives innovation in the research environment. Stay tuned for regular updates, and don’t forget to join us for the post-event cocktail reception to mingle with peers and experts alike. Let’s explore, engage, and evolve together.

First lecture: 13 March 2024, Noémie Aubert Bonn

We’re kicking off this series on 13 March with Noémie Aubert Bonn, a leading voice in research assessment and its impact on research culture. Noémie is one of the pioneers in research on the effect of research assessment on research culture and has most recently contributed an in-depth literature review on scientometrics and responsible research assessment for the “Harnessing the Metric Tide” white paper. In addition to her research, she is contributing to the UKRI’s Future Research Assessment Programme.

Second lecture: 22 May 2024, Professor David Budtz Pedersen

On 22 May, we welcome Professor David Budtz Pedersen, an esteemed figure in science communication and governance. His work revolves around the impact, communication and governance of science and technology. In recent years, he has focused on creating new models of knowledge exchange and knowledge brokering, working across human, social, and engineering sciences. David’s research focuses on how impact and communication are integrated and enacted by scientific institutions and how these issues affect public perceptions and societal uptake of new technologies.

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