"ScienceCareers – Made in Germany" - Satellite Event at the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF)

09 Jul 2018 - 09 Jul 2018
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Toulouse, France

09 Jul 2018 |

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Interested in research in Germany? Ready to take the next step in your research career? Join our Satellite Event “ScienceCareers – Made in Germany” on 9 July 2018 in Toulouse, France.

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Special rates for attending the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF), if you register for this event!

The German research landscape is very rich and full of opportunities. However, looking at it from the outside, it can be a bit confusing to find one’s way. Representatives of German funding organizations, scientists working at German research institutions as well as alumni want to present to you the manifold possibilities that exist for researchers who would like to come to Germany. This session will provide an inside view into research in Germany: who is who and who does what? Where to get funding? And it will help you find out possible career paths, in academic research, the economy and other sectors where research knowledge is necessary.

After a brief introduction to the German research landscape, you will get the chance to talk to practitioners from different fields: representatives from university and non-university research institutes, industry and alumni. Come and find out what Germany can offer you!

During the round table sessions you will have the chance to visit three tables of the alltogether four information tables.

Venue: Hotel MERCURE Toulouse Saint-Georges, Room Capitole, Rue Saint-Jérôme, 31000 Toulouse


10:00-10:20 Introduction

10:30-12:00 Round Table Sessions (3 x 25 min slots)

You will find the following information tables:

  1. Funding your research stay: Funding organisations present their portfolios, explain their eligibility and funding criteria and help you find the right funding instrument.
  2. Pathways to a PhD or PostDoc in Germany: Experts answer all your questions about German universities, the academic system and how to get started at a German university. Here you will also get information on the prestigious research institutes of the Helmholtz Association, Max Planck Society (tbc), Fraunhofer Society (tbc) or Leibniz Association (tbc).
  3. Living and working in Germany - Experiences: Those who went down that road already can tell you best how to do it, where to get advice, where to start and what to expect.
  4. Research jobs in the industry: If you’d rather do your research in a company and develop marketable products “made in Germany” you can talk to our experts from the enterprise sector


Table Overview:

Table Overview ESOF-Satellite Event 9. Juli 2918


Our Experts:

Dr. Anjana Buckow:

Anjana Buckow is Programme Director at the German Research Foundation (DFG), where she is in charge of research careers issues.


Dr. Katja Lasch:

Dr. Katja Lasch has been working for several years in the field of international higher education and research marketing. She directed the German Cultural Center Cluj-Napoca (Romania), a Not-for-profit organization with a language department, library and culture program from 2005-2008. Between 2008-2014 she was head of the Information Centre of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Bucharest (Romania). Currently she is heading the section for „International Research Marketing“ within the DAAD headquarter. She is responsible for the location campaign „Research in Germany“ including the strategic development of the campaign and overseeing the activities in onlinecommunication, international events, publications as well as knowledge transfer.


Alexandra Rosenbach:

Alexandra Rosenbach, M.A., is coordinator of International Affairs at the Helmholtz Association’s Head Office in Berlin since January 2017. Alexandra holds degrees in English, German and Media Studies. Before she took on her current position, Alexandra worked at Maastricht University in the Netherlands where she managed the entire internationalization portfolio of the university, from student exchange to international research collaboration.


Dr. Anke Hagedorn:

Dr. Anke Hagedorn is the director of the Welcome Center at the University of Konstanz. The Welcome Center has been supporting international researchers and their families with the organization of their stay in Konstanz since 2008. We assist these guests and new university staff members with all questions and concerns that arise during everyday life in a new hometown. The  Welcome Center utilises and connects existing university services and competencies inside and outside of the university. Our overall aim is to ensure that everybody who joins our university community will feel at home in Konstanz as soon as possible.


Aylin Öngün:

Aylin Öngün has been a Coordinator for Public Relations and Knowledge Transfer at the Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz since 2016. The Zukunftskolleg is dedicated to the promotion of early career researchers from all disciplines and from all over the world. It offers 2-year and 5-year fellowships as well as a diverse support network.


In-Sook Choi:

In-Sook Choi is Regional Manager for Australia, ASEAN, Japan and South Korea at the Department of Research, Science and the Arts of bw-i (Baden-Württemberg International), the competence centre for the internationalization of business, science and research of the German-Southwest state of Baden-Württemberg. With more than 70 institutions of higher education and over 100 non-university research institutions and transfer centres, Baden-Württemberg is one of the top science locations in Germany. Before joining bw-i, In-Sook has studied and worked at research institutions, NGOs and public institutions in Germany, France, Japan and South Korea.


Prof. Dr. Alexander Gerber:

Alexander Gerber is Professor of Science Communication at Germany’s first fully international public university, Rhine-Waal, located at the border to The Netherlands. Prof. Gerber coordinates Europe’s only 3-year Science Communication degree programme, which is offered entirely in English. The Science Communication department also conducts a wide spectrum of research in this field. As of summer 2018, this work includes Project or WP Leadership in four EU Horizon 2020 projects. The focus is mostly on socio-political dimensions of science and innovation. Together with partners from across Europe, the department also runs Europe’s largest Summer School for Science Communication.

Prof. Gerber serves as Research Director of the extramural Institute for Science and Innovation Communication (INSCICO). He is Visiting Professor in the Science Marketing / Science Communication Masters degrees in Trieste / Italy and at the Berlin Institute of Technology / Germany.

Before coming to Rhine-Waal University, the information scientist and long-time science journalist / author / film director was Head of Marketing & Communications at Fraunhofer (ICT) for seven years, and founder and editor-in-chief of InnoVisions Magazine.

Prof Gerber is an elected member of the Scientific Committee of PCST, the World Association of Science Communication. For Euroscience (the sister organisation of AAAS), Prof. Gerber has served as an elected member of the Governing Board and of the ESOF Supervisory Board since 2010. He serves on several Advisory Boards such as for the International Science in Society Knowledge Community, the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), and the Science Shop Network in Bonn.


Dr. Antoine Mandret-Degeilh:

See CV here.


Dr. Antoine Simonneau:

See CV here.


Carolina Wienand:

Carolina Wienand is the Research in Germany Project Manager at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft where she has been working since 2012. Within Research in Germany, she is in charge of connecting research and industry in Germany and presenting this combination abroad. Carolina holds a Master’s degree in Latin America Studies from Cologne University.


Dr. Max Riedel:

Dr. Max Riedel is a senior consultant at Siemens University Relations. His daily tasks include consulting Siemens businesses in all aspects of university cooperation, ranging from developing a partnering approach over finding suitable research partners to fostering long-term strategic cooperation. Max holds a Master’s (2006, University of Texas) and a PhD degree in physics (2011, University of Munich). He joined Siemens in 2012 as a consultant at Siemens Management Consulting (SMC), the internal consultancy of Siemens. Currently, Max is delegated to the University of Ulm to support the ramp-up of the Quantum Technologies Flagship initiative, one of the European Commission’s most ambitious long-term projects to bring technology from the lab to the market.


The event is open to anyone interested in doing research in Germany. It is free of charge and will be conducted in English.

For participants of this event there are special rates if you want to attend also the ESOF forum; you can have a 15% discount, either on the regular rate or the « young » (under 35) rate. Students pay only 50 euros for the whole forum. There will be no discount if the registration is made on site.

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