Strands in SIRIUS

Autumn 2016 General Assembly

SIRIUS held its Autumn General Assembly in Oslo on Thursday 17th November 2016. This was a business meeting and had two purposes:

  1. Review the progress of the Centre since start-up in November 2015.
  2. Discuss and approve the work plan for 2017 and later years.

Arild Waaler and David Cameron presented the status report and the draft workplan, while Einar Broch Johnsen led a discussion on how a geographically spread centre like SIRIUS can build up a common spirit, good communication and effective work practices.

A planned highlight for next year is the SIRIUS Mentoring programme. This will be a structured programme in which mentors from SIRIUS partner companies will work with post-doctoral researchers and Ph.D students in the SIRIUS centre to discuss career and personal development. The programme promises to be beneficial both to mentors and mentees. Ingrid Chieh Yu, who is leading the programme, gave an introductory presentation about it.