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"European perspectives on research alumni work"
(open only to research alumni advisors)

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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

from 2:00 p.m.

Registration and lunch buffet

at the Leonardo Royal Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz

3:00 - 3:10 p.m.

Welcome

Dr. Thomas Hesse, Deputy Secretary General, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

3:10 - 3:30 p.m.

European perspectives on research alumni work: Viewpoint of a German national funder

Dr. Ulrike Albrecht, Head of Department Strategy and External Relations, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

3:30 - 4:40 p.m.

Spotlight on research alumni work in different European countries

Dr. Martin Schaffartzik, Division Strategic Planning, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany
Jason Codrington, Impact & Promotion Manager, Grants, Royal Society, United Kingdom
Dr. Antony Mauvais, Secretary General, Fondation nationale Alfred Kastler, France
Michal Pietras, Director Programme Division, Foundation for Polish Science, Poland
Dr. Snezana Krstic, Chair, Marie Curie Alumni Association

4:40 – 5:00 p.m.

Coffee break

5:00 – 5:35 p.m.

European perspectives on research alumni work: Viewpoint of the European Commission

Kitty Fehringer, Directorate B – Innovation Union & European Research Area, European Commission, Brussels

5:35 – 6:00 p.m.

Drinks and networking


Programme
3rd Research Alumni Conference Germany 2015
(open to research alumni and research alumni advisors)

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

from 4:00 p.m.

Registration

at the Leonardo Royal Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz

6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Welcome drinks and networking

7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Welcome dinner

Welcome by the Deputy Secretary General of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Dr. Thomas Hesse

8:00 - 8:15 p.m.

After-dinner-speech: Scientists as diplomats

Dr. Elizabeth E. Lyons, Regional Program Coordinator, National Science Foundation, Arlington (USA)

Thursday, 24 September 2015

from 8:00 a.m.

Registration

9:00 a.m.

Welcome and goals of the day

Dr. Thomas Hesse, Deputy Secretary General, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

9:10 - 9:40 a.m.

Germany as a place for cutting-edge research: Major developments and characteristics of the German research landscape

Dr. Ulrike Albrecht, Head of Department Strategy and External Relations, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

9:40 - 10:15 a.m.

Career tracks of scientists and scholars in Germany

Dr. Beate Scholz, Director, Scholz – consulting training coaching

10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Coffee break

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Opportunities for continuing research collaborations

Dr. Martin Schaffartzik, Division Strategic Planning, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Dr. Katja Lasch, Head of Division Research Marketing, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Dr. Jörg Schneider, Head of Division International Affairs and Acting Director DFG Office Japan, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Dr. Sebastian Höpfner, Division for International Relations, Max Planck Society
Dr. Jennifer Schevardo, Alumni Activities and Helmholtz & Friends, Helmholtz Association
Miguel Haubrich Seco, International Affairs, Leibniz Association
Natalie Percsy, International Business Development Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Dr. Winfried Keiper, Corporate Research, Robert Bosch GmbH

12:00 - 12:45 p.m.

Lunch break

12:45 - 1:30 p.m.

Meet the funders

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Staying connected with Europe

Funding opportunities for international researchers from the European Research Council

Benjamin Turner, Senior Policy Analyst, European Research Council Executive Agency, Brussels

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Research alumni as multipliers: contexts, instruments, materials

(Break-out sessions with workshop facilitators)

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Coffee break and networking for research alumni and host institution representatives (with photo opportunity)

6:00 p.m.

Shuttle to dinner location and short guided walk around Potsdamer Platz

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Conference dinner at the historic venue “Kaisersaal”

9:30 p.m.

Shuttle back to Leonardo Royal Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz

Friday, 25 September 2015

 

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