Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2016

Sneak peek at Vitae Conference announcements 2016 

Conference programme including presentations

 UK Three Minute Thesis 3MT® 2016 finalists confirmed! 

Conference themes

The established annual Vitae Researcher Development International Conference (revisit the 2015 conference) is the largest dedicated event that brings together all those with a strategic and practical role in developing researchers.

The conference addresses the strategic and practical implications of the following themes:

  • policy developments relating to doctoral education and the effective talent management of researchers
  • enhancing institutional capacity to provide innovative professional development to maintain research excellence
  • being at the forefront of researcher development to meet the future development needs of researchers for a wide range of careers
  • demonstrating the value of researcher development on research outputs, researcher careers, economic prosperity and society

Participants at the conference:

  • will explore the political context for researcher development
  • will discuss strategic and practical ways of sustaining professional and career development for research staff and postgraduate researchers
  • will have access to the latest policy information and research
  • will share ideas and practice with a network of colleagues who have a stake in developing researchers.
The conference will feature the 2016 UK Final of the Three Minute Thesis Competition 3MT®

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

We are delighted to confirm a select group of exhibitors for you to visit over the two days. These include the British Council, Nature publishing, Idox,, ThinkWrite and many more...

We only have a few last exhibition and sponsorship opportunities left at this year's Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2016. For more information please call 01223 460277 or email  

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