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Podium Talk

Science and its Exchange with Society –The Role of Student Research

Date and Location

04.10.2022, 17:45 – 18:45, Room 1.101


The topic of the podium talk is prompted by the observation that students, when given freedom to conduct independent projects, intuitively very often take social problems as the starting point for their research. Students also seem to have fewer blinders when it comes to collaborating with non-academic partners and engaging in exchange with civil society. In a nutshell: Students intuitively seem to be doing something that is currently being called for across the board to transform the science system.

The podium talk offers a platform to talk about why students succeed so well in comparison to others in conducting research in exchange with society and what the science system can possibly learn from this.

However, it is not only the guests on the podium who are to speak. Of course, all conference visitors are invited to join in the thinking and discussion.


Dr. Sebastian Kohlmann

Podium Guests

  • Dr. Thorsten Philipp
    Technische Universität Berlin, Referent for Transdisciplinary Didactics in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Appointments
  • Nadin Gaasch
    Berlin University Alliance (BUA), Program Manager Research Foren in Objective "Fostering Knowledge Exchange"
  • Gisela Prystav
    Technische Universität Berlin, Research Associate at Wissenschaftsladen kubus
  • Margareta von Oswald
    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Research Associate at Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik and Junior Resarcher in the Student Research Opportunities Program (StuROPx)
  • Nina Schlömer & Laura Welczeck
    Students at Freien Universität Berlin und researching students in the Student Research Opportunities Program (StuROPx)