Building Your Profile as an Impactful Researcher




27 November - 11 December 2024



Master the art of communicating your research impact and building a personal brand with our expert-led course. Gain tools, frameworks, and insights to effectively articulate your value to funders, collaborators, and the public, and make a meaningful difference with your work.

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Building Your Profile as an Impactful Researcher


€825 members / €1100 non-members

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Who should attend

Academics and researchers of all career stages and across all disciplines
wishing to broaden the impact of their work and improve their funding prospects.

The presented tools and principles are not focused on any area and are broadly applicable across STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and HASS (humanities, arts, and social sciences) disciplines.

Learning outcomes

By sharing tools, frameworks and case studies from global experts and through facilitated group activities and dynamic discussions, you will develop your personal brand as an impactful academic and effectively articulate the impact you are creating to diverse stakeholder groups and funders.

This course will help you to

  1. Build better and more engaging research stories and develop your research impact pitch
  2. Articulate and communicate your research results and the impact to different stakeholders effectively
  3. Create a personal brand as an impactful academic to position yourself amongst peers in academia and externally
  4. Identify your unique strengths, research interests, and what you stand for as a researcher
  5. Engage with authority and insight on social media to advocate for impact of the research you conduct
  6. Expand your personal and professional network

Course elements

Find out which individual components form the course.

Week 1 | 27 November

Introduction to the course

Onboarding   |   12:30pm - 1:00pm UTC

Communicating research and its impact | Workshop

Master the art of conveying your research findings, insights and ideas to various audiences by understanding who you are communicating with and tailoring your message to match their knowledge level, interests and needs   |   1:15pm - 3:15pm UTC
Week 2 | 4 December

How to pitch your initiative | Seminar

Get practical tips and tricks on pitching your research impact in compelling and attractive way and apply different pitching methods. Apply storytelling techniques to create narratives that captivate your audience, making your research more engaging and memorable   |   12:30pm - 1:30pm UTC

Design your own impact strategy | Knowledge to Practice

Work with your peers to design your own strategy towards increasing societal and academic impact of your work including outlining the purpose of your effort as well as a long-term vision of how such impact will be achieved, captured and communicated   |   2:45pm - 4:15pm UTC
Week 3 | 11 December

Creating a personal brand | Workshop

Create a personal brand as a researcher to highlight your work, increase the visibility of your research (impact) and reach wider audience to position yourself as an impactful researcher by playing to your passions, curiosity and authenticity as a scholar   |   12:30pm - 2:30pm UTC


Wrap-up   |   2:45pm - 3:15pm UTC


Meet your facilitators and experts for this personal development course.

Arno Meerman
Arno Meerman

CEO and Founder, UIIN

Dr. Balzhan Orazbayeva
Dr. Balzhan Orazbayeva

Manager Strategic Initiatives, UIIN

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A/Prof. Todd Davey

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Associate Partner, UIIN

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Dr. Andrey Dyachenko

Learning Experience Designer, UIIN

Mikko Korpela

Director Consulting Services, Crazy Town


Our unique approach to your personal learning experience.

Tailored learning pathways
Customise your professional development journey by selecting those courses that suit your aspirations.

Flexible to your schedule
Ensure maximum flexibility to accommodate your time commitments through a blend of live and self-paced

Proven learning methods
Rely on validated tools and frameworks, drawing from our extensive training expertise to provide a reliable and effective learning experience

Captivating course design
Immerse yourself in courses crafted to be engaging, thought-provoking, challenging and enjoyable.

Wisdom from sector leaders
Gain valuable insights and practical tips from seasoned practitioners.

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Questions? Book a one-on-one with us.

Dr. Balzhan Orazbayeva, Manager Strategic Initiatives

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