Mapping the Population, Careers, Mobilities and Impacts of Advanced Research Degree Graduates in the Social Sciences and Humanities (POCARIM)
Thanks to Kerem Bilek of Koç University, Turkey for the design of the POCARIM logo.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 290770.
The POCARIM project is headed by Professor Louise Ackers at the University of Salford. General questions about POCARIM or the management of the project should be directed to the contacts below:
Professor Louise Ackers
College of Health and Social Care
University of Salford,
Dr Chris Coey
Allerton Building, Room C503
College of Health and Social Care
University of Salford,
|Work Package 1: Research Review||Tor Borgar Hansen|
|Work Package 2: Policy Analysis||Alexandra Bitusikova|
|Work Package 3: Secondary Data Analysis||Carolina Canibano|
|Work Package 4: Online Survey||Marek Kupiszewski|
|Work Package 5: Qualitative Interviews||Louise Ackers|
|Work Package 6: Integrateive Analysis||Louise Ackers|
|Work Package 7: Dissemination||Louise Ackers|
|Work Package 8: Dissemination||Louise Ackers|
POCARIM (2014) POCARIM Final Report
Vinck, D. (2014) POCARIM Policy Brief 1: Career Paths in SSH
Millard, D. (2014) POCARIM Policy Brief 2: Impacts of SSH
Ackers, H.L. (2014) POCARIM Policy Brief 3: Networks and Networking in SSH
Coey, C. (2014) POCARIM Policy Brief 4: Interdisciplinarity in SSH
Coey, C. (2014) POCARIM Policy Brief 5: Internationalisation and International Mobility in SSH
Perista, H. and P. Perista (2014) POCARIM Policy Brief 6: Partnering, Parenting and Caring in SSH
Inzelt, A. and L. Csonka (2014) POCARIM Policy Report 1: The Careers and Impacts of Doctoral Degrees in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Aycan, Z. and A. Burcin Baskurt (2014) POCARIM Policy Report 2: Predictors of Unemployement of PhD Graduates in Social Sciences and Humanities
Bacova, D. (2014) POCARIM Policy Report 3: Social factors Affecting the Career Choices of PhD Graduates
Vinck, D. (2014) POCARIM Policy Report 4: Working outside Academia
Millard, D. (2014) POCARIM Policy Report 5: Societal Impact in Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) Graduates in Europe
Reale, E., G. Marini and Z. Aycan (2014) POCARIM Policy Report 6: The Impact of SSH Graduates
Ackers, L. (2014) POCARIM Policy Report 7: The Importance of Networking to the Careers, Mobilities and Impacts of POCARIM Respondents
Coey, C. (2014) POCARIM Policy Report 8: Interdisciplinarity in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Millard, D. (2014) POCARIM Policy Report 9: Intersectoral Mobility of Social Sciences and Humanities PhD Graduates in Europe
Coey, C., D. Kupiszewska and M. Kupiszewski (2014) POCARIM Policy Report 10: The Internationalisation of Careers in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Jöns, H.and H. Deakin (2014) POCARIM Policy Report 11: Geographies of Transnational Career (Im)mobility of European PhD Graduates in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Perista, H. and P. Perista (2014) POCARIM Policy Report 12:The Impact of Partnering, Parenting and other Caring Responsibilities on SSH Work and Careers
Ackers, H.L. (2014) POCARIM Policy Report 13: The Role of Relationships in Knowledge Mobilisation: Some Conclusions and Policy Recommendations
Woolley, R. (2014) POCARIM Policy Report 14: Secondary Data Analysis – Policy Note
View the POCARIM flyer
View the updated flyer (November 1 2013) which includes a summary of the project's progress to date can be found here
View the Research Review of relevant literature from the POCARIM member countries.
View the POCARIM Review of Research Policy which covers policy at international, European and POCARIM member state level.
View the POCARIM Report on SSH data across Europe and the POCARIM member states.
POCARIM participants have been disseminating findings from the study at events and in academic and policy papers. The work below has been based wholly or partly on the POCARIM research.
Professor Ackers was a member of the Expert Group which reported to the European Commission on the European Research Area: (2013) Report of the Expert Group on: Recommendations on the Implementation of the ERA Communication by Member States and by thye European Commission. [Link here: EG on ERA]
Ackers, H.L. (2013) New concepts of researcher mobility, presentation at Developing Research Careers in and beyond Europe, European Science Foundation Workshop, Oslo, 21 to 23 May.
Ackers, H.L. and Coey, C. (2013) Accessing Doctoral Training, in Doctoral Education Bulletin, Autumn 2013
Reale E. (2013) National projects on SSH. Final Report of the project METRIS-Monitoring European Trends in Social Sciences and Humanities, CNR, Consultation on the role of SSH in Horizon 2020, Rome, 7 June 2013
Ackers, H.L. (2013) Mobility, co-presence and purpose: contextualising internationalisation in research careers, in Sociology and Technoscience, Vol 2, No 3, Special Issue ‘Women in Movement’
Ackers, H.L. (2013) From ‘partial migrations’ to mundane transnationalism: socio-legal (re)conceptualisations of contemporary intra-EU migration. Paper presented at the conference Challenges of the International Mobility of the Highly Skilled in the XXI Century: Women in Movement, Barcelona, 7th-8th February.
Ackers, H.L. (2013) From ‘partial migrations’ to mundane transnationalism: socio-legal (re)conceptualisations of contemporary intra-EU migration, in FMW – Online Journal on Free Movement of Workers within the European Union, pp. 7-20. Available here
Ackers, H.L. (2013) What is ‘Impact’? Conceptualising and capturing impact in the Social Science and Humanities. Paper presented at the 26th CHER Annual Conference, Lausanne, 9th-11th September
Ackers, H.L. (2014) Factors shaping the progression of women in science with a focus on mobility. Paper presented at Career Development and Gender Meeting: The European Perspective, Rome, 12th-14th February.
Ackers, H.L. (2014) Internationalisation and Equality in Academia; Mobility, Networking and Open Recruitment. Paper presented at Academic Mobility – Challenges for Internationalisation. ZIS, Mainz University. June 26-28.
Ackers, H.L. (2014) Internationalisation and Gender Equality in Academia; Mobility, Networking and Open Recruitment. Paper presented at Centre of Excellence and Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO) Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Norrköping, Sweden, April 9.
Ackers, H.L. (2014) Mobilities and social capital: understanding the importance of international networking to progression in research careers. Paper to the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London, UK, Session ‘Transnational Education and Careers in Glocal Knowledge Economies II’, 29 August.
Bacova, Dagmara (2013). Where are career paths of PhD. graduates going? Paper presented at the conference PhD. existence III. Czech & Slovak Psychological conference (not only) for postgraduates and about postgraduates. Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic, May 20th-21st, 2013
Coey, C. (2013) Beyond the academy: identifying the impacts of SSH doctorate holders outside academic careers. Paper presented at the 26th CHER Annual Conference, Lausanne, 9th-11th September
Coey, C. (2014) International mobility and knowledge in social science and humanities research. Paper to the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London, UK, Session ‘Transnational Education and Careers in Glocal Knowledge Economies II’, 29th August.
Coey, C. (2014) Making Doctoral Mobility Work in and Beyond the Doctoral Phase: Lessons from Experience. Paper presented at 7th Annual Meeting of the EUA Council for Doctoral Education, Liverpool, 19-20 June.
Coey, C. (2014) Researchers and research careers crossing borders: onwards and upwards? Paper presented at Graduate School event at the University of Liverpool, 12th May.
Coey, C. (2015) Becoming an independent researcher: Reflections on the career transitions of social science and humanities doctorate holders across Europe. Paper presented at Transition to research independence across the European Research Area: How do variations in national policies, incentives and funding mechanisms influence the success of young researchers? Sci-Generation Workshop, Ljubljana, 12th March.
Csonka, L., A. Inzelt (2014) “PhD careers in an international environment – Different chances of SSH graduates in smaller European economies” Working paper presented at the follow-up workshop of the 27th CHER Annual Conference organized by CERIS-CNR, 11th September
Inzelt, A. and Csonka, Laszlo (2013) Usefulness of SSH PhD graduation in Hungary. Paper presented at the Triple Helix XI Conference, London, 7th-10th July
Inzelt, A., L. Csonka (2014) “The Careers and Impact of Doctoral Degrees in the Social Sciences and Humanities” Paper presented at the 27th CHER Annual Conference, Rome, 8th-10th September
Inzelt, A., L. Csonka (2014) “Doctorate Careers and Usefulness of SSH PhD Graduation” Paper presented at the 5th Productivity, investment in human capital and the challenge of youth employment conference, Bergamo, 26th-27th September.
Jöns, H. (2014) Geographies of transnational career (Im)mobility in segmented European labour markets. Paper to the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London, UK, Session ‘Transnational Education and Careers in Glocal Knowledge Economies II’, 29 August.
Jöns, H. (2014) Transnational career (im)mobility and labour market segmentation from the perspective of European PhD graduates. Human Geography Seminars, Spring 2014, Loughborough University, UK, 21st May.
Jöns, H. and Deakin, H. (2014) Transnational career (im)mobility among PhD graduates from German and other European universities. Paper to the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Tampa, Florida, USA, Session ‘Rethinking skilled migration 1: international student migration 10th April.
Millard, D. (2014) Intersectoral mobility of researchers and the extent and nature of proximity. Paper to the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London, UK, Session ‘Transnational Education and Careers in Glocal Knowledge Economies II’, 29 August.
Millard, D. (2014) Academic engagement and impact in the social sciences and humanities: perceptions of PhD graduates. Paper presented at the EU-SPRI Conference: Science and Innovation Policy: Dynamics, Challenges, Responsibility and Practice, University of Manchester, June.
Millard, D. and C. Coey (2014) Disciplinary, sectoral and national border crossings in the careers of social science and humanities researchers: findings from a European project. Paper presented at Vitae Researcher Development International Conference, Manchester, September 8th.
Perista, H. and Perista, P. (2013) Inside and outside academia: How do views on impact change upon institutional belonging? Paper presented at the 26th CHER Annual Conference, Lausanne, 9th-11th September
Reale, E. and Marini, G. (2013) PhD doctorates in social science and in humanities: how mobility and academic quality shape impact. Paper presented at the 26th CHER Annual Conference, Lausanne, 9th-11th September
Vinck, D. (2013) Working outside the academy with a SSH PhD. Paper presented at the 26th CHER Annual Conference, Lausanne, 9th-11th September
Ackers, H.L. (2013) Mobilities, Gender and Time: A Case Study of Researcher Careers in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Paper presented at the Conference on the Critical Analysis of Migration, Labour Markets and Gender, Peripherie (Institute of Practical Gender Research), October 30th, Graz, Austria
National dissemination workshop in Budapest, at IKU Innovation Research Centre on 25th June 2014 (in Hungarian):
Inzelt, A.: A PhD fokozat hatása az egyéni karrierre és a társadalomra (The impact of PhD degree on personal career and on society)
Csonka, L.: Nemzetközi tükör a magyar doktoráltak helyzetéről – Társadalom- és humántudományok (The situation of Hungarian PhD degree holders in an international comparison – The case of social sciences and humanities)
Several members of the POCARIM team presented their findings at the RGS-IBG (Royal Geographical Society - Institute of British Geographers) conference in London in August 2014 (see above).
Several members of the POCARIM team presented some of their findings at the 26th annual conference of the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER) which took place in Lausanne on 9-11 September 2013 (see above for full list).
Louise Ackers interviewed for an article in Nature: Global mobility: Science on the move, 17th October 2012. Available here
The final POCARIM workshop was held at the University of Salford in October 2014.
A second POCARIM workshop was held at Matej Bel University, Bratislava on the 5th-6th November 2012. The meeting was attended by all POCARIM members, with advisory input from Dr. Robin Mellors-Bourne, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Research and Intelligence at The Career Development Organisation (CRAC).
The first POCARIM workshop was held at the University of Liverpool on the 25th-26th March 2012.
The POCARIM team will investigate 13 case study countries:
|Country Study||Lead Researcher||Institution|
|France||Dominique Vinck||L'Université de Lausanne, Switzerland|
|Germany||Heike Jöns||Loughborough University, UK|
|IKU Innovation Research Centre, Hungary|
|Italy||Emanuela Reale||Ceris-Cnr, Italy|
|Latvia||Agrita Kiopa||Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia|
|Norway||Tor Borgar Hansen||Oxford Research AS, Norway|
|Portugal||Heloisa Perista||CESIS, Portugal|
|Slovakia||Alexandra Bitusikova||University Mateja Bela, Slovakia|
|Spain||Carolina Canibano||CSIC-UPV, Spain|
|Switzerland||Metka Herzog||L'Université de Lausanne, Switzerland|
|Turkey||Zeynep Aycan||Koç University, Turkey|
|UK||Louise Ackers||University of Salford, UK|