4 million Euro Horizon 2020 ITN grant for SBE career researchers

A team of SBE career scholars — Prof. Dr. Svetlana Khapova, Niki Konijn, Dr. Jos Akkermans, Dr. Evgenia Lysova, together with an international consortium of leading European universities and business partners, received a 4 million EUR Horizon 2020 Innovative Training Network (ITN) grant for an international research project on “Global mobility of employees” (GLOMO).

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The project is funded through the “Excellent Science” framework of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie / H2020 Actions of the European Commission. Partner institutions include: Bamberg University (Germany - project coordinator), Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), Cranfield University (United Kingdom), Institute for Employment Research (Germany), Toulouse Business School (France), Vaasa University (Finland) and Airbus SAS (France).

The project’s goal is to conduct international comparative research on employees’ career mobility, including career mobility of self-initiated expatriates, global workers and refugees.

GLOMO will last 4 years and will include the creation of 15 PhD-positions. Remarkably, not only is mobility the theoretical and thematic topic of the action, but it will also be lived through the project: all PhD-students will be based at a “host” institution, but will have secondments to one of the other partner universities as well as to thematically fitting partner institutions throughout Europe (e.g. companies, national ministries).

Through this structure, GLOMO will build an ambitious and unique network of senior and junior scholars in the field of global mobility. For further question about the project, please contact the SBE’s project coordinator Svetlana Khapova (s.n.khapova@vu.nl).