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Major leap for Oxford and Berlin in Joint Medical Research: Stiftung Charité awards a Visiting Fellowship to Professor Jens Rittscher from the University of Oxford

Prof. Dr. Jens Rittscher from Oxford, an expert in biomedical imaging and artificial intelligence, will receive funding for a visiting fellowship by Stiftung Charité until 2027. 

May 15, 2024

Prof. Dr. Meera Mehta from the Universtiy of Oxford receives the Clara Immerwahr Award 2024

Prof. Dr. Meera Mehta from the University of Oxford receives the Clara Immerwahr Award 2024 for her outstanding achievements in catalysis research.  Prof. Mehta  was born and raised in downtown Toronto (Canada). She completed her Honours BSc from McMaster University and earned her PhD from the University of Toronto under the mentorship of Prof. Douglas Stephan. 

Apr 19, 2024

Lecture Course on Neutrino Physics between Oxford and Berlin

A lecture course “Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics” has been co-organized by the physics departments/institutes of the University of Oxford (Prof. Armin Reichold) and the Humboldt University Berlin (Priv.-Doz. Dr. Walter Winter, also scientist at DESY), financially supported by the Oxford Berlin Research Partnership. Altogether ten students from HU Berlin, three from FU and TU Berlin (to which the programme was also open) and nine from Oxford University were admitted, all at the Master’s or PhD levels. 

Apr 18, 2024

Mechanisms of Brain State Control: Joint Meeting of Oxford Neuroscience & Neurocure Cluster of Excellence, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin

Members of Oxford Neuroscience and Neuroscience Cluster of Excellence, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin held a joint mini symposium on "Mechanisms of Brain State Control”. 

Apr 03, 2024

Students from Berlin and Oxford retracing the German Peasants' War

Twenty-five history students from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the University of Oxford went on an excursion to Mühlhausen in Thuringia to follow in the footsteps of the Peasants' War. The third-year students from Oxford are specializing in the topic with Prof. Dr. Lyndal Roper and joined forces with students from Humboldt-Universität for the excursion.

Mar 12, 2024

Prof. Beate Kampmann is the new Academic Director of the Oxford Berlin Research Partnership

The Scientific Director of the Center for Global Health and Director of the Institute for International Health at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin succeeds Prof. Çiğdem İşsever (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) as Academic Director of the Oxford Berlin Research Partnership.

Jan 24, 2024

“Monsters Like Us” longlisted for the Dublin Literature Award

BUA/Oxford Einstein Visiting Fellow Karen Leeder has translated Berlin author Ulrike Almut Sandig’s novel into English, which is one of six German works that made it on the long list for this year’s  Dublin Literature Award .

Jan 18, 2024

The Seven Sages of Rome Revisited. What a medieval bestseller can tell us about power, wisdom and gender

Oxford Byzantine historian Ida Toth has won a prestigious Einstein BUA/Oxford Visiting Fellowship. Together with Jutta Eming from the Freie Universität Berlin she will look at one of the most widely distributed pre-modern collections of stories to offer unique insights into the human past, cultural diversity, and intercultural communication.

Jan 16, 2024

Panel discussion on 'Erosion of Democracy? Academic freedom and right-wing politics in Europe' at this year's Berlin Science Week

What impact does the rise of right-wing politics have on the state of academic freedom and democracy in Europe? What factors contributed to the rise of right-wing movements and far-right ideologies? What strategies could help curb the spread of right-wing populist ideologies and strengthen democratic principles? These questions were discussed by political scientist Tarik Abou-Chadi from the University of Oxford and Einstein BUA Oxford Visiting Fellow and social scientist Kriszta Kovács from the Science Center Berlin, Cluster of Excellence SCRIPTS and ELTE University with Matthias Koch from the ZEIT-Stiftung Brucerius at the Museum für Naturkunde as part of Berlin Science Week 2023.

Dec 08, 2023

International workshop as part of the OXBER-funded project “Context-driven Infection Control Interventions" (CoDe-ICI)

As part of the "Context-driven Infection Control Interventions" project funded by the Oxford Berlin Research Cooperation to promote infection prevention interventions in low- and middle-income countries (LNME), a network meeting of the participating hospitals took place on October 19 and 20, 2023 at the WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence in Berlin.

Dec 08, 2023

Prof. Irene Tracey, Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford, visits Berlin

In early November, a delegation led by Vice-Chancellor Prof. Irene Tracey, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Development and External Affairs) Prof. David Gann, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Innovation) Prof.Chas Bountra and other representatives of the University of Oxford arrived in Berlin.

Nov 14, 2023

New Round of Flexible Funds published by University of Oxford

The University of Oxford is calling for small-scale proposals to support the establishment of new research collaborations, or the continuation and advancement of existing collaborations, within the context of its research partnership with the Berlin University Alliance.

Nov 07, 2023

Podcast with Einstein BUA/Oxford Visiting Fellow Tarik Abou-Chadi

In the Einstein Foundation Berlin's #AskDifferent podcast series, the political scientist from the University of Oxford sheds light on why people in Europe are increasingly opting for extreme right-wing parties and how their success is affecting the political landscape. He also talks to Nancy Fischer about the much-vaunted "protest vote" and reveals how governments can take countermeasures.

Nov 07, 2023

Partnership Networking Event: An Opportunity for Exchange for the Oxford-Berlin Research Community

On October 18, 2023, the Oxford Berlin Research Partnership welcomed researchers and stakeholders who have received funding under the Partnership or are otherwise involved in the research partnership between Oxford and Berlin. In the main building of TU Berlin, the community was able to exchange ideas and network with each other.

Oct 23, 2023

Charité visits Oxford

CEO Professor Heyo K. Kroemer visits our partners in Oxford.

Oct 09, 2023

Oxford | Berlin Autumn School on Open and Responsible Research 2023

From November 20-24, 2023, the Oxford | Berlin Autumn School on Open and Responsible Research will take place in Oxford.The autumn school is organized by the University of Oxford in collaboration with BIH, the QUEST Center for Responsible Research, and Oxford Brookes University. 

Aug 14, 2023

Andrew Sharott to be new Einstein BUA/Oxford Visiting Fellow.

Sharott is an associate professor at the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford and conducts research on brain disorders and treatments for Parkinson's disease, among other topics. The BUA/Oxford Visiting Fellows programme aims to integrate researchers from the University of Oxford into the Berlin scientific community on a long-term basis to further strengthen the scientific cooperation between the two cities. It is one of various funding lines of the Einstein Foundation Berlin.

Aug 04, 2023

Agilent Thought Leader Award for Peter Neubauer

Prof. Dr. Peter Neubauer, Head of Biochemical Engineering at the Technical University of Berlin and Vice Academic Director (STEM) of the Oxford Berlin Research Partnership, will receive the Agilent Thought Leader Award for his outstanding research.

Aug 04, 2023

The 2nd Oxford Berlin Latin American Graduate Conference brings together young scholars from Oxford and Berlin

The conference was funded by the Oxford Berlin Research Partnership and provided an inspiring platform for students and young researchers from the Institute for Latin American Studies at Freie Universität Berlin and the Latin American Center at the University of Oxford.

Jul 13, 2023

New podcast episode with Karen Leeder and Durs Grünbein

The latest episode of BE:CURIOUS, the Oxford Berlin Research Partnership podcast, is about the art of poetry translation. Our guests are Durs Grünbein, one of the most important German poets of his generation, and Karen Leeder, Professor of New German Literature at Oxford University, who is currently Oxford/BUA Einstein Visiting Fellow and has translated several of Grünbein's poetry collections into English.

Jun 28, 2023