Researcher Connect is a professional development course that focuses on the development of excellent communication skills for international, multicultural contexts. This course was designed by the British Council in recognition of the fact that communication skills are indispensable to the free flow of knowledge and ideas across cultures, and are integral to researchers and research institutions functioning at the international level.
The aim is to enhance the productivity of individual researchers and, in turn, help to strengthen the international reputation of the researcher’s employer.
The programme was developed in collaboration with leading scientists and experts in the field of the internationalisation of higher education as a result of many years of analytical work and interaction with scientific communities around the world.
Researcher Connect trainers are experts in science communication familiar with the new trends in academic publishing and the inner workings of the international scientific community. The course has been delivered in 12 countries across the globe and participant feedback has consistently shown that the workshop enhances researchers’ communication skills, knowledge and ability. In 2016-17, Researcher Connect workshops have been successfully run in some of the Russia’s leading universities:
- The Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU)
- Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin
- The National University of Science and Technology "MISiS"
- ITMO University
- Tomsk State University (TSU)
- Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov
- Tyumen State University
- Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (National Research University)
- National Research University – Higher School of Economics
- Vladimir State University
Workshops are for up to 20 researchers from any fields. The Researcher Connect course is not an English language course, and participants should already have a minimum of B2-level English.
A certificate of completion will be given to each participant in order to certify their attendance on the course.
If you would like to learn more about programme costs and opportunities, please email or call us:
Inna Popova, Science projects coordinator
Tel.: +7 (495) 287 1800 ext. 1839, +7 (915) 220 0628
Each of the seven optional modules speaks to an important aspect of the modern international research environment, and has flexible content that allows our experienced trainers to adapt the materials to the needs and experience of participants.