NJF Conference 2020

Sustainable development of future academia – a National Junior Faculty conference

The aim of this very first NJF Sweden Conference is to discuss how we can protect academic freedom from the future researchers perspective and generate recommendations for future directions/guidelines to be published as a scientific paper and debate article. Invited speakers should come from leading positions in academia, industry, lobby organizations and other policy makers, funding bodies and unions.

Sponsor Opportunities

Tentative location and date 
Stockholm, 7-8 May 2020

The conference is free of charge for active young researchers with a PhD in Sweden. Registration for the conference will open in autumn 2019.

Tentative schedule

Day 1

11.00-11.30         Arrival and registration

11.30-12.30         Interactive lunch with conference sponsors.

12.30-12.45         Welcome and opening words by NJF chair. Moderator introduced.

12.45-14.15         Session 1: What does science in the future look like? Invited short presentations and panel debate including future researchers, politicians, industry.

14.15-14.45         Coffee

14.45-16.15         Session 2: What does our current situation look like? Invited short presentations and panel debate including future researchers, funding bodies, university leaders, unions.

16.15-16.45         Mingle

16.45-17.45         Keynote lecture

18.00-21.00         Networking dinner starts with rotating seats for each course.

21.00-                    Bar opens


Day 2

7.30-8.30              Breakfast

8.30-10.00           Session 3: What is an ideal academic environment? Invited short presentations and panel debate including future researchers, private institutes, STRUT-investigator.

10.00-10.30         Coffee

10.30-11.30         Session 4: What are our recommendations? Structured group discussions among participants and recommendations for future directions summarized through online communication channels.

11.30-12.00         Moderator summarizes key points. Final words by NJF chair.

12.00-13.00         Lunch

13.00                    Departure