Instructors: Lucia Marchetti (UCT), Kechil Kirkham (IDIA/SARAO, SKA), Mark Johnson (SARAO)
Welcome to the new SKIES Training and Mentorship Programme! On this page, you can register for this programme, aimed at providing you with the best hard and soft skills for your career as a PhD** or young researcher (e.g. post-doc).
The programme starts with a week of training sessions at the UCT Graduate School of Business Conference Centre in Cape Town between the 4th and the 8th of April 2022. This will be followed by the assignment of mentors, who can help coach you through your career options into the future.
The SKIES training will take you through the basics of open science, design thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship in a week intensive course. There will be a focus on transferable skills and career development, and you will have the opportunity to talk with entrepreneurs working in various fields.
This programme has been developed by astronomers for astronomers, with expertise support from Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship, dotSPACE Foundation, SARAO, UCT d-school, UCT Research Contracts and Innovation Office, UWC Technology Transfer Office and UWC eResearch Office