Science and Technology Diplomacy Summer School
July 3 – 7, Barcelona
SciTech DiploHub, the Barcelona Science and Technology Diplomacy Hub and IBEI, the leading academic and research institution on global affairs from Barcelona, have partnered to offer the 5th consecutive edition of a first-of-its-kind, university accredited training in Science and Technology Diplomacy in a will to train the next cohort of leaders of a field that is increasingly essential to tackle humanity’s global challenges.
Aimed at mid-career scientists and technology experts, as well as diplomats and international relations practitioners, this in-person edition of the Summer School offers an immersive 30+ hours of face-to-face sessions that covers the most pressing issues on Science and Technology Diplomacy ranging from sustainable development to technology diplomacy, with a special focus on Europe, the Mediterranean and the role of global cities. Apply Today!
Who will attend?
This executive, university accredited face-to-face training is aimed at leading professionals aspiring to make an impact on today’s transnational challenges through furthering cross-border understanding and science and technology cooperation. Participants should have a graduate degree in a relevant field (i.e. any branch of science, technology, engineering, international affairs, public policy and political science) and ideally at least 3-5 years of related work experience in research, international relations or project management. Participants must demonstrate an interest in global issues, as well as a will to transcend professional silos and engage in interdisciplinary work. Demonstrated leadership capabilities as well as social commitment will be appreciated.
Lectures will cover relevant emerging issues such as Global Health, Cyberspace Diplomacy and Climate Change. Lectures are organized following 5 different modules:
- Introduction to Science Diplomacy.
- Science Diplomacy in the Mediterranean.
- Science Diplomacy in Europe.
- Technology Diplomacy.
- Global Cities and Sustainable Development.
Drawing from the understanding that current global challenges need a multidisciplinary, cross-cultural approach, participants will be able to gain hands-on knowledge with practical sessions on:
- Science communication.
- Role-play simulation.
- Careers in Science and Tech Diplomacy
- Professional Networking activities.
By visiting leading institutions and projects on Science and Technology Diplomacy, participants will complement academic activities with real world cases that will allow them to understand the specificities and complexities large scale international Science Diplomacy projects require.
Barcelona: a hotspot for science and global affairs
This comprehensive and first-of-its-kind training course in Science & Technology Diplomacy will take place from 3rd to 7th July 2023 in one of world’s innovation hotspots: Barcelona. Hosted by IBEI, at Pompeu Fabra University Ciutadella Campus (UPF), the Summer School is located at the heart of Barcelona, only a 10 minute walk from the sea and the innovation district 22@.
With world-class research institutions, Barcelona hosts facilities such as the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, the ALBA Synchrotron or the National Genome Analysis Center, the headquarters of the Union for the Mediterranean, the UN-HABITAT City Resilience Profiling Programme (UN-HABITAT/CRPP) and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG). Barcelona is among the top innovative hubs worldwide, the 3rd non-state capital in terms of consular representation and one of the leading cities in global municipalism – the perfect place for science and technology diplomacy.
- The discount fee for all accepted participants of the school is 1,500 euros.
- This is a not-for-profit project. The real economic cost of the course is 3,000 euros, and is generously subsidized thanks to our partner organizations.
- Interested candidates should apply before June 15th 2023.
- Seats are limited and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
- All accepted candidates will receive an official acceptance letter modeled to request additional funding to their employer or external organizations.
Please send your application before June 15th 2023, to Carlos Sanchez (firstname.lastname@example.org), IBEI research coordinator, with the following documents:
- Curriculum Vitae.
- Motivation letter.
- Letter of recommendation (optional but considered a plus)
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