Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

"Boston calling": TU Berlin and the Weizenbaum Institute organize a conference in USA

21.09.2018

Together with the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society – The German Internet Institute, TU Berlin is organizing a multidisciplinary conference on "Research towards Trustworthiness and Self-Determination in a Networked Society", to be held on 24 and 25 September in Boston, USA.

In addition to talks to be given by renowned experts such as Professor Gerald C. Kane from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and Professor Fábio Duarte of the Senseable City Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the program also includes a discussion forum on the highly topical theme of "Data Sovereignty - Privacy and Security in Consumer IT and Public IT".


Representatives from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) will also be presenting opportunities for research in Germany. The conference is aimed at research alumni from a range of disciplines currently residing in the USA and Canada.

"The conference offers an outstanding opportunity to engage in a professional dialogue with scholars and researchers working in North America and to inform them of the the various options for a research stay in Berlin. The Weizenbaum Institute and its consortium partners represent a very wide range of possibilities in this regard," says Professor Dr.-Ing. Ina Schieferdecker, head of the Chair of Quality Engineering of Open Distributed Systems at TU Berlin and one of the three founding directors of the Weizenbaum Institute.

... more about:
»DFG »Humboldt Foundation »basic research

TU Berlin's concept for a conference was one of the winning concepts submitted to a competition organized by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for a research alumni meeting abroad and was awarded a prize of EUR 40,000. Research alumni are international scholars who conducted research in Germany before moving to another country to continue their projects. As key figures, they can serve as ambassadors for their host institute in Germany and inform both experienced colleagues and junior scholars about the options for a research stay in Germany.

The Research Alumni Strategy competition is part of the International Research Marketing Project jointly operated by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service, the German Research Foundation and the Fraunhofer Society. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and is part of the "Research in Germany" initiative.

The TU Berlin Alumni Program is both one of the largest programs of its kind at German universities as well as one of the richest in tradition. It maintains contacts to some 35,000 alumni in 139 countries. Around 1,300 of these alumni are research alumni. The excellence of TU Berlin's research alumni strategy was first recognized by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2013. In the five years since then, the Alumni Program has organized a total of 20 continuing education seminars for its members both in Berlin and abroad.

The Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society was founded in 2017 and is run by TU Berlin and the other Berlin universities together with the University of Potsdam and Fraunhofer FOKUS and is coordinated by the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB). The German Internet Institute conducts interdisciplinary and basic research into the interactions between digitization and society and outlines options for action for the networked future. This involves the close cooperation of social scientists, economists and legal scholars as well as experts from the areas of design research and information science.

Further links:

http://www.alumni.tu-berlin.de/researchalumni/

http://www.weizenbaum-instiut.de

http://www.alumni.tu-berlin.de

http://www.research-ingermany.org

http://www.forscher-alumni.de

Further information can be obtained from:

Stefanie Terp
Spokesperson of TU Berlin
Tel.: +49 – (0)30/314-23922
Email: pressestelle@tu-berlin.de
Web: http://www.alumni.tu-berlin.de/researchalumni/

Stefanie Terp | Technische Universität Berlin

Further reports about: DFG Humboldt Foundation basic research

More articles from Event News:

nachricht Conference to pave the way for new therapies
17.10.2018 | Deutsches Zentrum für Herz-Kreislauf-Forschung e.V.

nachricht Berlin5GWeek: Private industrial networks and temporary 5G connectivity islands
16.10.2018 | FOKUS - Fraunhofer-Institut für Offene Kommunikationssysteme

All articles from Event News >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Goodbye, silicon? On the way to new electronic materials with metal-organic networks

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) in Mainz (Germany) together with scientists from Dresden, Leipzig, Sofia (Bulgaria) and Madrid (Spain) have now developed and characterized a novel, metal-organic material which displays electrical properties mimicking those of highly crystalline silicon. The material which can easily be fabricated at room temperature could serve as a replacement for expensive conventional inorganic materials used in optoelectronics.

Silicon, a so called semiconductor, is currently widely employed for the development of components such as solar cells, LEDs or computer chips. High purity...

Im Focus: Storage & Transport of highly volatile Gases made safer & cheaper by the use of “Kinetic Trapping"

Augsburg chemists present a new technology for compressing, storing and transporting highly volatile gases in porous frameworks/New prospects for gas-powered vehicles

Storage of highly volatile gases has always been a major technological challenge, not least for use in the automotive sector, for, for example, methane or...

Im Focus: Disrupting crystalline order to restore superfluidity

When we put water in a freezer, water molecules crystallize and form ice. This change from one phase of matter to another is called a phase transition. While this transition, and countless others that occur in nature, typically takes place at the same fixed conditions, such as the freezing point, one can ask how it can be influenced in a controlled way.

We are all familiar with such control of the freezing transition, as it is an essential ingredient in the art of making a sorbet or a slushy. To make a cold...

Im Focus: Micro energy harvesters for the Internet of Things

Fraunhofer IWS Dresden scientists print electronic layers with polymer ink

Thin organic layers provide machines and equipment with new functions. They enable, for example, tiny energy recuperators. In future, these will be installed...

Im Focus: Dynamik einzelner Proteine

Neue Messmethode erlaubt es Forschenden, die Bewegung von Molekülen lange und genau zu verfolgen

Das Zusammenspiel aus Struktur und Dynamik bestimmt die Funktion von Proteinen, den molekularen Werkzeugen der Zelle. Durch Fortschritte in der...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

VideoLinks
Industry & Economy
Event News

Conference to pave the way for new therapies

17.10.2018 | Event News

Berlin5GWeek: Private industrial networks and temporary 5G connectivity islands

16.10.2018 | Event News

5th International Conference on Cellular Materials (CellMAT), Scientific Programme online

02.10.2018 | Event News

 
Latest News

Enabling a plastic-free microplastic hunt: "Rocket" improves detection of very small particles

22.10.2018 | Ecology, The Environment and Conservation

Superflares from young red dwarf stars imperil planets

22.10.2018 | Physics and Astronomy

Accurate evaluation of chondral injuries by near infrared spectroscopy

22.10.2018 | Medical Engineering

VideoLinks
Science & Research
Overview of more VideoLinks >>>