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Research Collaboration with Partners in the "Global South" – Opportunities and Best Practices

26.11.2020 | 09:00 - 12:00

Trainingsmaßnahme des BCGE für Mitglieder der Berlin University Alliance

26. und 27. November 2020, jeweils von 9 bis 12 Uhr

Die Veranstaltung vom Berlin Center for Global Engagement (BCGE) richtet sich an Mitglieder der Verbundpartnerinnen der Berlin University Alliance – Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin: Early career researchers, postdocs, administrative coordinators with first project experience. If you would like to register together with your international project partner, please indicate your interest.

Veranstaltungssprache ist Englisch.

Trainer: Access 2 Perspectives, Dr. Jo Havemann

Zur Anmeldung bis zum 4. November eine E-Mail mit einer Kurzbeschreibung der Interessen und aktuellen Position an bcge@berlin-university-alliance.de schicken.

Die Teilnahme wird bis spätestens 10. November bestätigt.


While the importance of international research collaboration is undisputed, research project implementation between partners in Europe and the “Global South” can often turn out challenging on multiple levels. This course provides a platform for exchange of experiences on how to circumvent and work through issues such as poor internet connectivity, political instability and discrepancies in research capacity. Participants will gain a more comprehensive understanding for project planning in challenging contexts, be able to balance expectations and plan for realistic outcomes of their collaborative research projects. Explicit discussion points will rotate around participants’ specific use cases, questions and experiences. We will compile recommendations, best practices and guidelines for mutually beneficial research collaborations.


  • Informed and effective project planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Intercultural communication and competence
  • Research resilience in challenging infrastructures
  • Access to and affordability of research equipment
  • Capacity building through a multi-stakeholder approach
  • Research ethics, Data security and academic freedom
  • Equitable collaboration and dissemination of research results


  • Understanding research contexts and the importance of on-site visits
  • Balanced expectation management and contribution recognition
  • Being able to budget and plan for the unexpected