International Research Conferences: The Academic Impact

The study explores the benefits and barriers for individual researchers and universities when hosting research conferences. It has been commissioned by the Danish Council for Research and Innovation Policy – an advisory body to the Danish Minister of Higher Education and Science, and situates the hosting of research conferences as a potential tool for enhancing the national science system.

The study concludes that the individual researchers benefit mainly in terms of increased visibility and networking. The host institution and wider research environment benefit by easier access to recruitment, involvement of PhD students and younger researchers, as well as increased visibility. There are a number of barriers related to hosting international conferences of which the most prominent are lack of time and resources.

From Boardroom’s partner, The Iceberg.

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