Report: Berlin4Ukraine: Meet & Learn. A networking event for exile researchers (30 June 2022)

Berlin4Ukraine: Meet & Learn. A networking event for exile researchers was organised on 30 June 2022. This a networking and career event for Ukrainian researchers that had to flee from Ukraine as a result of russian aggression and came to Berlin. This event aimed to convey basic knowledge of the structures and key players of the German Science System, to explain the key support offers for refugee researchers and scholars at risk in particular, as well as the system of German science funding in general

You can find the video-recording of the event on the Youtube channel of Berlin Research 50 (BR50).

The Part I of the video includes:

  • The Welcome remarks from Roland Römhildt, Referent des Präsidenten/Internationale Beziehungen (BBAW), Prof. Dr. Christoph Schneider (HU Berlin/ BUA), Dr. Gregor Hofmann (BR50/ WZB), Embassy Counselor Mrs. Oksana Dubovenko (Embassy of Ukraine in Germany)
  • The introduction to the German science system (Dr. Oksana Seumenicht, Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association/ UKRAINET, in Ukrainian), starting at 25’45” till 1h 3’10”, the slides of this presentation are available for a download
  • A statement from Prof. Oleh Turiy, Ukrainian Catholic University, from 1h 5′ 10” till 1h 9’15” 
  • The panel discussion with Ukrainian researchers, starting from 1h 10′
    • Dr. Tetiana Kostiuchenko (SCRIPTS/Institute for East European Studies, FU Berlin)
    • Taya Kozak (PhD Researcher, Bogomolets Institute of Physiology Kyiv, currently: MPI for Infections Biology)
    • Prof. Olga Kutsenko (Sociology, TU Berlin)
    • Tetiana Laguta (PhD Researcher, Bogomolets Institute of Physiology Kyiv, currently: MPI for Infections Biology)
    • Dr. Mykola Lazarev (hosted by Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin)
    • Prof. Dr. Iryna Yakovenko (Senior Fellow Cluster of Excellence Temporal Communities)

With additional insights from:

  • Prof. Sergii Pakhomenko (Department of Political Science and International Relations at Mariupol State University and Research Fellow in Global History at FU Berlin)
  • Prof. Ganna Tolstanova (Vice-Rector for Research at Taras Shevchenko National University Kyiv)

The panel discussion “Supporting Ukraine and Advancing Research Cooperation – Perspectives on mid- to long-term strategies” (video-recording)Moderator: Prof. Dr. Katharina Bluhm, Head of the Institute for East European Studies. Panelists: 

  • Prof. Dr. Heribert Hofer, Director, Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW)
  • Rozaliia Tarnovetckaia, Researcher at Institute of Vocational Education and Work Studies, TU Berlin
  • Dr. Judith Wellen, Head of Strategy and External Relations, Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung
  • Prof. Dr. Leonid Yatsenko, former head of National Research Foundation of Ukraine (NRFU)

This event was organised by the Berlin Center for Global Engagement (BCGE) at Berlin University Alliance (BUA), the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW), Berlin Research 50 (BR50), the Clusters of Excellence SCRIPTS and NeuroCure, in cooperation with the Clusters of Excellence Science of Intelligence, Temporal Communities, and UniSysCat, the German-Ukrainian Academic Society, Dahlem Humanities Center, with support from the Campus Berlin-Buch GmbH and others.