Professional Research Management in Multicultural Exchange 

You are a research manager, technical or administrative officer supporting research teams at one of the FORTHEM partner organizations and want to learn more about interculturality and professional approaches in the field? You are a researcher confronted with the complexity of implementing research projects requiring very strong management skills? You are a student considering a career either in academia or in research management? If so, join our new workshop series!

Cooperation in a European and international context works smoothly if project partners know each other well. Understanding the possibilities and limits of the other, and acknowledging and addressing cultural differences, are the cornerstones of such partnerships. This applies to the interaction of individuals, institutions, disciplines and sectors. In this workshop series, we want to exchange knowledge on key topics in research management, identify best practices, prepare staff and faculty to adapt to a multicultural environment, and demonstrate how to professionally meet the challenges in future joint research and innovation activities.  

We will discuss a broad selection of topics, ranging from the management of European research projects to new forms of science communication and co-creation, or concepts of a more fruitful integration of multiple disciplines and sectors in research and innovation.

WORKSHOP 13: Recruitment and brain gain measures

24 May 2022, AGENDAregistration

WORKSHOP 12: Explore the European Funding Landscape for Research – Make your Project Idea a Reality!

18 May 2022, AGENDAregistration

WORKSHOP 11: Institutional Measures for Supporting the Proposal Writing

17 May 2022, AGENDAregistration

WORKSHOP 10: The different priorities and strategies for European research funding within the FORTHEM Alliance Universities

04 May 2022, AGENDAregistration

WORKSHOP 9: Networks in (post)-Covid times – a major challenge, opportunity or burden?

30 March 2022, AGENDAregistration

WORKSHOP 8: Towards Open Science: main steps to foster open science in the FORTHEM R+D+i ecosystem

17 February 2022, AGENDAregistration

WORKSHOP 7: Research Management as a Profession

14 December 2021, AGENDAregistration

WORKSHOP 6: Co-creation of research projects with stakeholders: Approaches, tools & skills

02 December 2021, AGENDAregistration

WORKSHOP 5: Early Career Researchers – Challenges, Support Measures and Strategies within the FORTHEM Alliance

16 November 2021, AGENDA. registration

WORKSHOP 4: Intercultural and Inter-sectoral Communication

27 October 2021, AGENDAregistration

WORKSHOP 3: Gender and Diversity 

18 October 2021, AGENDAregistration

WORKSHOP 2: The nexus knowledge-market: university-industry cooperation, innovation management and entrepreneurship

05 July 2021, AGENDAregistration

WORKSHOP 1: Successfully Managing EU Projects: Challenges and Strategies (JGU)

26 May 2021, AGENDA 


FIT FORTHEM co-creation workshops for FORTHEM Labs to connect and collaborate with university-external actors

Between April 2021 and March 2022, FIT FORTHEM will organize seven co-creation workshops together with each of the FORTHEM Labs for education, research and innovation.

To fully capitalize on R&I activities emerging in the different sectors, both in and outside of academia, there is need to co-create knowledge in close collaboration with stakeholders. Through our workshops, we aim to develop models of co-creation with the participation of both academic and non-academic sector, and to facilitate timely and appropriate reactions of living FORTHEM Labs to societal challenges.

In FIT FORTHEM co-creation workshops, we aim to connect the researchers and university students with the university-external actors (such as businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, public organizations, associations, NGOs, civil society).  You are most welcome to join our workshops if you are interested in working with our FORTHEM academics of different fields!

The aim of these workshops is to build a team, find research & innovation collaborators from different sectors, brainstorm and co-create research-based solutions, or even find investors or funding for co-creation projects. The thematic areas arise from the needs of the FORTHEM Labs and will be announced in the detailed workshop descriptions.

Workshops are organized either online, hybrid or in-person. Please check the date and form of each workshop below by clicking the event you are interested in participating. Contact for further details of the workshops.

WORKSHOP 7: Virtual workshop: FORTHEM Diversity and Migration Lab – IncluKIT Co-creation Pilot Project

31 March 2022, AGENDAregistration.

WORKSHOP 6: FORTHEM Food Science Lab’s matchmaking event with food industry representatives

15 March 2022, AGENDAregistration.

WORKSHOP 5: Online workshop – Technologies meet Healthcare: Digital Leap for Improved Patient Care and Public Health (UL and JYU)

8 November 2021, AGENDA, registration

WORKSHOP 4: Hybrid workshop – Meet the FORTHEM’s Climate & Resources Lab (JGU and JYU)

8 October 2021, more details and registration

WORKSHOP 3: Online workshop – Experiencing Faces of Europe (UO and JYU)

30 September 2021, more details and registration

WORKSHOP 2: Digital Transformation in Societies (JYU and UV)

17 June 2021, more details

WORKSHOP 1: Science as a Civic Skill – Citizen Science in schools (JYU and UO)

31 May 2021, more details

27 April 2021, more details



GET fit FOR YOUR FUTURE! The FIT FORTHEM online boot camp for Early Career Researchers.  Online boot camp hosted by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and FORTHEM partner universities.

May 30 – June 3, 2022, Agenda, please register here.



The Social Sciences and Humanities – Strongholds of the FORTHEM Alliance!  Online boot camp hosted by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and FORTHEM partner universities.

November 22 – 26, 2021, Agenda, no registration required, just follow the links to the session in the agenda.