Networking and Cooperation Event 2024: Ukrainian Researchers in Germany, Berlin, 17-18 April 2024

Some 150 Ukrainian researchers currently working in Germany gathered at this event to share views and information during workshops involving various research fields and during discussion sessions on science diplomacy topics. This event was organised by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU), the Gerda Henkel Foundation, the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Volkswagen Foundation.

  • Program
  • News-feature (in German)
  • Livestream, Timestamps:
    • 10:29 (17 April 2024), Opening (Live Stream)
    • 3:19:57 Plenary: Reports from the Networking Sessions
    • 4:14:56 Plenary: Science Diplomacy in Action for Ukraine with Impulse contributions on:
      • (1) Current Challenges in the Ukrainian Academic Sector
      • (2) Long-term German-Ukrainian Academic Cooperation
      • (3) EU Accession and Higher Education in Ukraine
      • (4) New Academic and Societal Discourses in Ukraine and Europe
    • 18 April 2024  Live Stream
    • 7:04 Closing Plenary – Reports from the parallel workshops, interventions from the audience, review of the networking event. Closing Plenary (Live Stream) Reports from the parallel workshops, interventions from the audience, review of the networking event.

Furthermore, on 18-19 April 2024 some three hundred participants from 37 countries got together at the Philipp Schwartz and Inspireurope Stakeholder Forum in Berlin. Experts from academia, administration and politics discussed the challenges and professional prospects for at-risk researchers. More about the Philipp Schwartz Initiative. The next application round is scheduled to begin in summer 2024.

  • Program
  • Press-Release (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)
  • Livestream of the event (18 April 2024), Timestamps:
    • 6:04 Forum Opening
    • 41:07 Panel 1: Academic Freedom in Authoritarian Contexts – A Multinational Perspective ~ Break ~
    • 2:25:39 Panel 2: Rethinking Diversity and Displacement ~ Break ~
    • 3:50:13 Panel 3: Exiled Academics and Diaspora Networks, moderated by DUAG president Olga Garaschuk:
      • Anastasiia Hubina, MSCA4Ukraine Fellow, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague
      • Lucian Brujan, Senior Officer, Department International Relations, Leopoldina
      • Marija Mitic, Policy Analyst for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), European Commission
      • Oleksandra Antoniouk, Chairperson of the Scientific Committee of the National Council of Ukraine on Science and Technology Development and long-time president of the Humboldt Club in Ukraine
      • Olexandr Shtokovych, Senior Program Manager at the Yehuda Elkana Center for Higher Education/ Head of the Secretariat of the Open Society University Network (OSUN)