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The Berlin Center for Global Engagement (BCGE) organizes in different formats and often in cooperation with other institutional partners events with international experts around the topics of science cooperation with the 'Global South', academic freedom and science diplomacy.

Current Events

International collaborations between and with African researchers: What role for Open Science? Talk and discussion, 21.09.2023, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Nelius Boshoff and Dr. Similo Ngwenya (Center for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa) will present a paper on the relationship between open science and international collaboration in Africa. Professor Dr. Isabella Aboderin (Chair in African Research and Partnerships, Director of the Perivoli Africa Resarch Centre, University of Bristol) will be the discussant.

In cooperation with Objective 3 Research Quality and Value and the Robert K. Merton Center for Science Studies of Humboldt-Universität Berlin.

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Past Events

Internationalization and academic freedom – The Academic Freedom Index in practice at the university - Online-lecture and panel discussion (in German language), April 20, 2023, 12:00 to 13:30 CET


Mining colonial museums: data, archives, storerooms, A BCGE-funded intervention of the Museum and Society Project at the Berlin Science Week, November 5, 2022, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

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Panel discussion „Intersections of Science and Diplomacy – The Impact of Science on Foreign Policy in Times of Crisis”, a joint event of DAAD and Berlin University Alliance, October 6, 2022 Berlin

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Doing research in times of crisis: displaced scholars, dangerous field work, and the role of the university. A view from Berlin, organized with Academics in Solidarity at the Deutsche Orientalistentag, September 12, 2022, Berlin

Berlin4Ukraine: Meet & Learn – A Networking Event for Exile Researchers, organized among othera with Berlin Research 50 and the Berlin Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, June 30, 2022

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Internal BUA Round Table Russia/Ukraine, March 14, 2022

Internal Networking Event on Subsahara Africa, Februar 22, 2022

Digital Talk: How to be a science diplomat in Europe?, organized with the Center for Science and Policy of the University of Cambridge, June 10, 2021

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Panel Discussion: Debating the future of inclusive knowledge production with the ‘Global South’, organized in the discussion series Lunch-time Debates “Watersheds of Internationalization” of Freie Universität Berlin, February 23, 2021


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Panel Discussion: Digital Cooperation with the ‘South’: Chances and Challenges, organized as part of the DAAD conference Moving target digitalisation: re-thinking global exchange in higher education, October 5, 2020