One moment Per Kristensson, Professor and Director of CTF...2017-09-11
On September 5-6 CTF gathered for the annual research meeting, this year held at Tanumstrand at the swedish west coast. What was on the agenda for the meeting?
– We had two things on the agenda for our meeting, impact and applications. The theme for this year was impact, but not academic impact! The situation is that we currently are making strong impact on the research society in terms of number of publications, the journals where these articles are published and, finally, in terms of citations. However, more and more funding bodies are asking for societal impact and financial impact. Because of this, we listened to several presentations regarding these other forms of impact and reflected on how we can contribute to them. In addition to impact, we also planned for our application to the Graduate Professional Development programme at the Knowledge Foundation, which we hope to finalize in the beginning of January next year.
Why are these questions important?
– Impact is important because we want to contribute as much as possible to the development of our society. Then, to submit applications for new research ideas and collaborations is always important and is in the DNA of being a researcher at CTF.
How will the work continue?
– The work on impact will continue in the Strategic board at CTF. There, we will follow closely what communication there is from funding bodies. The work on our application to the KK-foundation is continued by Dr. Carolina Camén and Dr. Jörg Pareigis.
You also had a meeting with the new CTF board, can you tell us about that?
– The first meeting with the new CTF board was a very interesting one where we discussed heavily the strategic positioning at CTF. This will be a continuing work with the members of the board.
Whats next for CTF?
– First of all its hard work. We are currently involved in research projects with several project partners and along with that many of our PhDs are approaching their respective dissertation, which represents the end of their doctoral education.