Jennifer Palumbo

Adjunct Professor, UBI Brussels


English, Italian, French, Spanish, Dutch

Education Qualification

Master in Science Communication, SISSA, International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy

MA 5-year Degree ('Laurea') in Chemistry, University of Bologna, Italy

Recent Professional Academic Experience

2019 - Present  United Business Institutes

  • Designing and teaching professional development lectures to undergraduate students; organising and supervising company visits; assigning work and presentations and grading the work

2016 - Present  Founder and Managing Director, Go For It

  • Internship placements in the field of public policy, communication, international business

  • Career development training and coaching for higher education students

  • H2020 Project strategy and network advice, grant writing

2014 - Present  2018 Brussels Program Director, EPA Internships in Europe

  • EPA Belgian contractor, Responsible for placing students from US Universities in internships in Brussels and running the EPA internship study abroad program three times a year.

2008 - Present  European Commission Expert Evaluator

  • H2020, FP7 project and proposal evaluation

2012 - 2014 Freelance consultant in project and event management

  • Consultant to CNR (National Research Council of Italy) - Stakeholder Management and speaker coordination in LET'S 2014 Conference: Leading Enabling Technologies for Societal Challenges (, held in Bologna (Italy) on 29 September -1 October 2014.

  • WP Leader in the multinational project on online laboratory activities for schools Go-Lab (

  • Facilitator for the Fondazione IDIS – Città della Scienza - Stakeholder management and expert consultation workshop

  • Project Manager for EU funded 'EQAVET Projects' (

2010 - 2012 Senior Project Manager - Ecsite, the European network of science centres and museums, Brussels, Belgium

  • Led 20-partner (budget 6M euros) EU project ‘Open Science Resources’ on e-learning; the project won 3 international awards for innovation and impact in learning

  • Designed and set up training courses for scientists on interacting with non-specialist publics supported by COST (the European Cooperation in Science and Technology)

  • Trained students in EU grant preparation at the Master in Science Communication at the International

Selected Publications & Other Achievements