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Berlin4Ukraine: Meet & Learn - A networking event for exile researchers

Berlin4Ukraine: Meet & Learn - A networking event for exile researchers

Berlin4Ukraine: Meet & Learn - A networking event for exile researchers

PhD students and researchers from all academic disciplines that had to flee from war, violence and political persecution frequently face similar problems: They want to continue their scientific work but are often unfamiliar with the German research landscape, the academic system as well as the local funding culture. In many cases, they have to rebuild their academic networks.

The Berlin4Ukraine-event aims to present basic information on the structures and key players of the German scientific system, on the major resources available for refugee researchers and scholars at risk in particular, as well as information on the German science funding system in general. In addition, the event provides networking opportunities for researchers from Ukraine and from Berlin.

When? June 30th, 2022, 1-8 pm and via livestream (info will follow).
Where? Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW), Jägerstraße 22/23, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Who is invited? Academics, Ph.D. students, researchers, and science managers from Ukraine, but also researchers and professionals from research institutes in Berlin.


13:00 - 14:00 Registration
14:00 - 14:20 Welcome Remarks by Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult.Christoph Markschies (BBAW), Prof. Dr. Christoph Schneider (HU / BUA) and Dr. Gregor Hofmann (BR50 / WZB)
14:20 - 14:40 An overview of the German Science & Innovation Landscape and Differences to the
Ukrainian System by Dr. Oksana Seumenicht (Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine
and German-Ukrainian Academic Society)
14:40 - 15:30 Insights by Ukrainian researchers
15:30 - 17:00 3 parallel Info-sessions with coffee: research and offers in Berlin, opportunity to network
- Social Science & Humanities – Moderator: Brinthanan Puvaneswaran (SCRIPTS)
- Natural Sciences, Tech & Engineering – Moderator: Dr. Ariane Nunes Alves (UniSysCat)
- Life Sciences & Medicine – Moderator: Prof. Dr. Dietmar Schmitz (NeuroCure)
17:00 - 18:30 Panel Discussion: Supporting Ukraine and Advancing Research Cooperation –
Perspectives on mid- to long-term strategies (Details below)
18:30 Networking reception with information desks by different institutions (Details below)

Due to hygiene rules to contain the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the following proofs are required for participation: proof of a current-day negative Corona-test result.

This event is a collaboration by Berlin Research 50, the Berlin University Alliance, the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the Clusters of Excellence SCRIPTS, NeuroCure, UniSysCat, Science of Intelligence and Temporal Communities, the Dahlem Humanities Center as well as the German-Ukrainian Academic Society. We thank the Campus Berlin-Buch GmbH for financial support.