The University of Stirling is delighted to offer a new, two way research-mentoring programme between Stirling and overseas partners in DAC-list countries. The programme is aligned with and supports our research themes of 'Living well', 'Global Security & Resilience and Culture' and 'Communities and Society'.
Professional mentoring is an increasingly popular career development tool. Mentoring is a professional partnership between two members of staff, normally 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. It is where a mentee can be challenged and supported by their mentor to develop insights and ideas. Mentors provide guidance and support to the mentee and inspire new perspectives.
Our International Mentoring Partnership Programme (IMPP) aims to build Leadership in Research for early career researchers. it will work to provide researchers with the skills and connections to develop research 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 and strengthen our international links, though the IMPP, connecting with partner universities, organisations and people around the world to produce research with global relevance and impact.
Our first pilot IMPP will launch in June 2019, with Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Brazil. Focussed on the themes of Bio-diversity and Climate Change; The Bio-Economy; and Sustainable Development, it will connect researchers across disciplines and countries, through their common commitment to meeting environmental challenges.
Every great achiever is inspired by a great mentor
Lailah Gifty Akita
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.
of our research activity is rated world-leading or internationally excellent