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Online Talk Germany

The third in the series of CARe Online Talks, the event will look at how support is provided to researchers at risk/with refugee background in Germany. The speakers will introduce available support on national level and matchmaking programmes with employers from the research landscape - from universities and non-university institutions. Also, they will share experiences and introduce institutional support structures and initiatives on a concrete example of a German university and how to successfully integrate as a researcher with refugee background into the German research labour market. 


When: 25 September 2020, from 14.00 to 15.00 CEST

The main goals of the event

  • Propose potential actions and initiatives at national and European level that could help researchers and institutions willing to support them
  • Discuss main challenges (short and long-term) and potential ways to overcome them (at national/European level)
  • Share concrete examples of how the target group can obtain support for their research in academia
  • Share experiences of pathways on how to successfully integrate?


  • Frank Albrecht, Philipp Schwartz Initiative (PSI), Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (AvH)
    Available national support programmes/structures for researchers with refugee background/at risk and matchmaking with employers in academia
  • Eleni Andrianopulu, Bielefeld University/BRiDGE
    German HEIs in support for researchers with refugee background/at risk – from academic to practical and administrative matters (national and institutional)
  • Prof. Dr. Hussain Al-Towaie, Technical University (TU) of Darmstadt
    Succeeding as a researcher in Germany: How to successfully integrate into German research landscape.