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International Mentoring Partnership Programme (IMPP) Cohort 2

The University of Stirling is delighted to announce the opening of Cohort 2 of the two-way academic and research-mentoring programme between Stirling and Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Brazil.

Professional mentoring is an increasingly popular career development tool. Mentoring, in this Programme, is defined as being a professional and personal partnership between two research-based academics, from any discipline, working within areas of common interest or with similar goals and experiences. Based on mutual trust and respect, mentoring provides a safe space to devise and explore a range of options and to plan for the future actions. Mentees are challenged, supported and guided by their mentors to develop new insights, ideas and perspectives.

Our International Mentoring Partnership Programme (IMPP) aims to build confidence in academic research for both experienced and early career participants. It will work to provide the skills and connections to develop research and capacity-building projects that address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, while fostering professional relationships that are transformational in nature and support international, interdisciplinary ways of working.

We are committed to continue to build upon the success of cohort 1 to strengthen our international links through the IMPP, connecting with partner universities, organisations and people around the world. The programme aims to produce research and other academic outputs which have global relevance and impact.

Applications for Cohort 2 of our IMPP with UNESP will open on 4th November and close on 6th December 2019. Focused on the themes of Bio-diversity and Climate Change; The Bio-Economy; and Sustainable Development, it will connect academics across disciplines and countries, through their common commitment to meeting environmental challenges. The IMPP residential training week will take place Sunday 3rd May to Friday 8th May 2020.

Every great achiever is inspired by a great mentor

Lailah Gifty Akita

Research at the University of Stirling

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The University of Stirling is an international university with a global reputation for high-quality teaching and research.  We aim to lead the way globally in our areas of research expertise by addressing the needs of society through innovative interdisciplinary projects. The breadth of our research activity makes Stirling a unique academic environment that stimulates creatively and critical thinking, supporting highly skilled and motivated researchers.

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