The Berlin University Alliance (BUA) has been receiving funding as part of the Excellence Strategy of the Federal Government and States since November 1, 2019. It's been an eventful year to say the least.
The numerous calls for research projects highlight the broad spectrum of the excellence alliance: from social cohesion and promotion of young researchers to communication laboratories and projects on the psychosocial effects of the lockdown during the corona pandemic. Not to mention international research projects with the Global South, strategic research partnerships with the University of Oxford, the University of Melbourne, and the National University of Singapore. Further funding programs are already in the pipeline.
Just prior to the BUA’s birthday, legislation came into effect on the establishment of the Berlin University Alliance’s cooperation platform as a corporation under public law. The platform aims to facilitate cooperation between researchers and administrations of the partner institutions.
Communicating research in the different areas and various formats is an important aspect of the Berlin University Alliance. To this end, a podcast series on the topic of Global Health has been created in collaboration with the rbb (Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg – national broadcaster for the German states of Berlin and Brandenburg). As part of a video series created by the Deutsche Klima-Konsortium (DKK) (German Climate Consortium), a contribution on climate and mobility has been submitted: “Corona schafft Platz fürs Fahrrad“ (Corona creates space for cycling)
Curious? Then listen in, tune in, and join in!
TALKING SCIENCE – when science meets society: Podcast created by the BUA in collaboration with the rbb and Charité Global Health on topics relating to global health, for example healthy living in the city and climate change as a risk to nutrition and health. (only in German)
Wissenschaft zu Klima und Corona (Research on Climate and Corona) – a video series by the DKK where experts reflect on their findings from climate research during the corona pandemic. Prof. Dr. Sophia Becker talks about climate and mobility: “Corona schafft Platz fürs Fahrrad“ (Corona creates space for cycling). (only in German)
Ask the BUA!
Which projects are planned? How can I get involved? Does the BUA also offer something for students? The four leading figures of the alliance will be answering questions live during a podium talk on January, 18.