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New pilot project for the training of European research managers: European Research and Transfer Management (EURESTMA)

22. Sep 2022

Due to the increased significance of research funding through the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon Europe), research management is becoming more and more complex. To match the demand for more professionalisation and further sustainable network building among research managers in EU member states, the new project EURESTMA – European Research and Transfer Management – is about to start soon.

EURESTMA will be coordinated and carried out at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. Its aim is to establish a professional certificate programme that offers current knowledge on research and transfer management. It will focus on the link between human resources development of research managers and specific measures of organisational development within the participants’ institutions.

Further project partners include the Centre for Research Management (Zentrum für Wissenschaftsmanagement – ZWM) at the German University for Administrative Sciences Speyer, Tampere University (Finland), the University for Continuing Education Krems (Austria) and the Polytechnic University of Milan. KoWi is also a member of the alliance. All partners will generate input through their expertise, will shape the teaching and learning processes by providing resources and help to recruit participants within their region and country of origin.

During the first two years, the project will receive initial funding by the Land of Lower Saxony. This will enable the development of the programme, the realisation of some first pilot rounds as well as building a sustainable structure for further continuation.

The Minister for Science and Culture in Lower Saxony, Björn Thümler, attended the ceremonial start of the project on 15 September 2022 in Osnabrück.

Further information on the project can be obtained at the coordination office of the Higher Education and Research Management study programme at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences.