52 applications were received for the position of KTU ERA Chair project team

Important | 2020-03-24

Kaunas University of Technology School of Economics and Business (KTU SEB) continues the selection of the ERA Chair project “Industry 4.0 impact on management practices and economics” (IN4ACT) research team. 52 applications from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America were received. 

Researchers from Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Estonia, Finland, France, India, Italy, Lithuania, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Africa Republic, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom applied to hold a Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow position at the KTU School of Economics and Business.

The ERA Chair research team will be comprised of a group of researchers with backgrounds and current specializations in economics, business management, technology management, public policy, law, international political economy, and energy/environmental sciences, among others. Candidate interviews are scheduled for April, May. The position will start on October 1, 2020 (duration of the contract: 3 years).

As part of the team selected researchers together with Panagiotis (Takis) Damaskopoulos, the head of ERA Chair project will pro-actively contribute to the achievement of the IN4ACT project objectives: implement an ambitious research agenda on the impact of future manufacturing (Industry 4.0) on management practices and economics; drive changes at the KTU School of Economics and Business related with research management and human resources, especially to comply with the ERA priorities; improve the School’s dissemination, and communication capacities; Grow networks and increase links with stakeholders, especially to increase participation in Horizon 2020.

KTU has become the first university in Lithuania to win ERA Chairs competition for attracting top academics. The EUR 2.4 million funding, coming from the EU’s research and innovation funding program, Horizon 2020 will enable KTU to attract top academics to strengthen its competitiveness among centers of excellence elsewhere in the European Research Area (ERA).

For more information about the ERA Chair project “Industry 4.0 impact on management practices and economics” (IN4ACT), please visit the website, follow it on LinkedIn, Twitter or contact coordinators of the project by email: in4act@ktu.lt