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Apply for and conduct X-Student Research Groups


The Berlin University Alliance supports up to 32 X-Student Research Groups per year. Junior researchers can apply for funding twice a year within the framework of a Call for Proposals.

Role of the junior researchers

The student research teams are led by a junior researcher to work together with other participating students on a current question from their own research. Although junior scientists guide the research, the basic idea of the X-Student Research Groups is to conduct joint research with students. Ideally, students work on limited sub-questions that, when synthesized, contribute to answering an overarching common research question.

Participating students

An X-Student Research Group includes a student research team, usually consisting of five to ten students who must register to participate. The student groups to which an X-Student Research Group is directed depend on the particular research project. Ideally, bachelor's and master's students should be able to participate, and students from different disciplines are welcome. Students can receive credits for their participation in an X-Student Research Group in the interdisciplinary or free elective area or in the compulsory elective area of the respective degree program. The module "Research Project with Junior Researchers - X-Student Research Groups" comprises 6 ECTS and is included in the ÜWP area of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Presentation of results at the Berlin Conference for Student Research

The jointly achieved research results are to be presented at the Berlin Conference for Student Research. The conference takes place once a year and provides a platform for the research teams of students and young researchers to present their results to a broader audience.

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