Project SKIES

Developing skilled scientists

The EU-funded SKIES project aims to provide for PhD and first year postdoctoral researchers in the field of astronomy with a new set of skills, integrating open science, innovation and entrepreneurship.

With this, they will be gaining substantial experience equipping them for a career to fulfil their potential and to contribute to society and economy. A ‘Train the Trainer’ programme will build the capacity of the teaching staff so that they have the training and tools to continue the programme beyond the life of the project. Online training will be made available to support the partner and other organisations interested in running similar courses.

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SKIES career workshop Rotterdam April 2022

The SKIES are the limit – Career workshop for astronomy PhD students

After a few months of preparation and much anticipation, the local SKIES (SKilled, Innovative and Entrepreneurial Scientists) training finally took place in the Netherlands. On April 1 and 2, twenty students from Dutch and British institutions gathered at the the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship in Rotterdam to learn about open

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Introduction to ONDA DIAS

ONDA DIAS Skills Workshop

On Tuesday 14 June 2022 Groundstation.Space in collaboration with Serco will host a full-day workshop about using Copernicus data with ONDA DIAS. ONDA is one of five Copernicus Data Information and Access Services (DIAS), providing access to many petabytes of Earth Observation data. About the workshop This workshop is exclusive

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SKIES SKA SARAO South Africa

SKIES: Closing the Skills Gap for Young Researchers

Young astronomy researchers have the opportunity to learn skills that will allow them to bridge the gap between academia and launching their careers in the workforce. Skilled, Innovative and Entrepreneurial Scientists (SKIES) is an ambitious project that offers training for astronomy researchers (PhD candidates and young postdoctoral researchers) in developing

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SKIES Training and Mentorship Programme South Africa

SKIES Training and Mentorship Programme South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa, 4-8 April 2022 Instructors:  Lucia Marchetti (UCT), Kechil Kirkham (IDIA/SARAO, SKA), Mark Johnson (SARAO) , Michelle Willebrands (University of Leiden), Katty Hsu (ECE)  with the participation of SARAO, UCT d-school, UCT Research Contracts and Innovation Office and UWC Technology Transfer Office Welcome to the new SKIES Training

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SKIES Project Training April 2022

SKIES Training and Mentorship Programme NL

Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1-2 April 2022 Instructors: Giovanna Pugliese and Michelle Willebrands Welcome to the new SKIES Training and Mentorship Programme! On this page you can register for this 12-months programme, aimed at providing you with the best hard and soft skills for your career as a PhD. The programme starts

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SKIES Project Meeting

SKIES Project: Train the Trainer

Developing skilled scientists The EU-funded SKIES project aims to provide for PhD and first year postdoctoral researchers in the field of astronomy with a new set of skills, integrating open science, innovation and entrepreneurship. With this, they will be gaining substantial experience equipping them for a career to fulfil their

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