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Venue: Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin), Henry-Ford-Bau, Lecture Theatre A (Hörsaal A)

8.00            Registration

9.00            Welcoming remarks, Prof. Dr. Theocharis Grigoriadis, Institute for East European Studies, FU Berlin

9.15 – 9.45     German-Ukrainian academic cooperation and 2019 BMBF funding call for German-Ukrainian Cores of Excellence (Exzellenzkerne)

Ms. Gabriele Hermani, Head of the Department “Cooperation with Eastern Partnership Countries, Russia and Central Asia”, Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)

9.45 – 10.15     Berlin-Odesa Dialogue in Economics: five years of successful cooperation

Prof. Dr. Serhiy Yakubovskiy and Dr. Tetiana Rodionova, Odessa I. I. Mechnikov National University & Prof. Dr. Theocharis Grigoriadis and Mr. Oliver Wach, Institute for East European Studies, FU Berlin

10.15 – 10.45 Networking Coffee-Break

10.45 – 11.15 Cooperation in field of Mathematics

Prof. Dr. Sylvie Roelly, Institute of Mathematics, University of Potsdam & Dr. habil. Alexandra Antoniouk, Institute of Mathematics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine/ Kyiv Academic University (KAU),

Dr. Tania Kosenkova, Institute for Mathematics, University of Potsdam, Mr. Oleksandr Prykhodko, PhD student, University of Warwick, UK

11.15 – 11.45    Erasmus + Partnership between Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin) and Taras Shevchenko National University Kyiv (TSNUK)

Dr. Stefan Karsch, Regional Department Central & Eastern Europe, International Department, HU Berlin &

Prof. Dr. Ganna Tolstanova, Vice-Rector for Research, TSNUK

Ms. Anastasiia Sholokh, PhD student, Max Delbrück Center For Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC)

11.45 – 12.15 Establishment of the Joint Master Program Public Health, the first MSc-Program in Public Health in Ukraine

Prof. Dr. Timo Ulrichs, Head of Studies on International Disaster Relief, Akkon University for Human Sciences, Berlin & Prof. Dr. Mykhaylo Korda, Rector, I. Horbachevsky Ternopil National Medical University, Professor at the Medical Biochemistry Department

12.15 – 12.35 Presentations of two DAAD-funded Projects „Management of Internationalisation and German-Ukrainian Academic Cooperation 2020–2021“ (Leibniz University Hannover, LUH) and “THEA Ukraine” (FH Münster University of Applied Sciences, FH Münster)

Ms. Nataliya Butych, Regional Coordinator for Central and Eastern Europe, Project Coordinator, LUH Ms. Petra Pistor, Quality Management and International Cooperation, WANDELWERK, FH Münster

12.35 – 14.00 Networking Lunch/ Information session, including video-presentations of joint projects and other relevant activities in Berlin and Brandenburg

14.00 – 16.30 Info-Session II (in German): Ukrainistik-Forschung und andere Ukraine-bezogeneInitiativen in Berlin und Brandenburg/ Ukrainian Studies Research and other Ukraine-related initiatives in Berlin and Brandenburg

Chair: Prof. Dr. Alexander Wöll, Cultures and Literatures of Central and Eastern Europe, University of Potsdam/ 1st Chair of the Board of the German Association of Ukrainisten

14.10 – 14.30 Herausforderungen und Perspektiven der Ukrainistik in Deutschland/ Challenges and Perspectives of Ukraininan Studies in Germany (live stream)

Ms. Bozhena Kozakevych, Academic Assistant at the Chair of Entangled History of Ukraine, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder

14.30 – 14.50 Identitäten und gesellschaftliches Vertrauen im Wandel/ Identities and social trust at the time of change

Prof. Dr. Gwendolyn Sasse, Director, Centre for Eastern European and International Studies (ZOiS), Berlin; Einstein Professor for the Comparative Study of Democracy and Authoritarianism at the Department of Social Sciences of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

14.50 – 15.10 Deutsche und ukrainische Think Tanks: Welche Rolle spielen sie in der bilateralen Zusammenarbeit?/

German and Ukrainian think tanks: What role do they play in the bilateral cooperation?

Ms. Ljudmyla Melnyk, Institute for European Politics (IEP), Berlin

15.10 – 15.30 Zu einigen Aspekten der Institutionalisierung des Ukrainischlernens in Deutschland und zur Bedeutung von Zertifikatsprüfungen/ On some aspects of the institutionalization of Ukrainian language learning in Germany and on the importance of certificate examinations

Prof. Dr. Anka Bergmann, Institute for Slavic and Hungarian Studies, HU Berlin

15.30 – 15.50 Ukrainisch-Deutsche Übersetzung als soziokultureller Faktor in den deutsch-ukrainischen Beziehungen/

Ukrainian-German translation as a socio-cultural factor in German-Ukrainian relations

Dr. Alexander Kratochvil, translator from Ukrainian into German

15.50 – 16.10 Projekt „Übersetzer*innenblick: Essay – Text – Clip”/ Project “Translator Insight: Essay – Text – Clip”

Ms. Sofiya Onufriv, translator, TransLit e.V.

16.10 – 17.00 Networking Coffee-Break

 17.00 – 17.45    Opening of the Festive Reception & Welcoming Remarks (in German)

Prof. Dr. Verena Blechinger-Talcott, Vice President, FU Berlin

Mr. Johann Saathoff, Member of the German Bundestag, Coordinator for Intersocietal Cooperation with Russia, Central Asia and the Eastern Partnership Countries (pre-recorded video-address)

MDg Frithjof A. Maennel, Head of the Directorate for International Cooperation at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

H.E. Dr. Andrij Melnyk, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Federal Republic of Germany

Prof. Dr. Olga Garaschuk, President of the German-Ukrainian Academic Society (DUAG)/ Chair for Neurophysiology, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen

17.45 – 18.30 Final of the 5thUKRAINET PhD Thesis Presentation Contest (in English)

Finalists presenting their PhD research:

Mr. Pavlo Burdiak, University of Szeged, Hungary (International Internet Law): Interaction of states and social media platforms in preserving the freedom of expression on social media

Ms. Kateryna Chernii, Leibniz Centre of Contemporary History, Potsdam, Germany (History): On to new victories! The transformation process of Ukrainian football and its elites after the collapse of the Soviet Union

Mr. Yevhen Havrylenko, TU Munich, Germany (Mathematical Finance): Optimal investment-reinsurance strategies in equity-linked products with capital guarantees

Ms. Kseniia Kravchenko, Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife research (IZW), FU Berlin, Germany (Population Biology): Migratory bats and Global climate change: climate-driven changes in migratory behaviour and distribution of the common noctule bat (Nyctalus noctula)

Ms. Alina Nychyk, University of Manchester, UK (Politics/International Relations): Strategic Decision- Making in Times of War: EU-Ukraine-Russia Relations During the First Year of the Conflict in Ukraine

Mr. Aleksandar Radivoievych, Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau, Germany (Cancer Nanomedicine): Anticancer Star Symphony

Ms. Maja Reimann, Research Center Borstel, Leibniz-Lung Center, Germany (Epidemiology): TB22: A transcriptomic 22-gene model to individualize treatment durations for patients with tuberculosis

Ms. Nataliya Yadzhak, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv/ Ukraine & University of Clermont Auvergne/ France (Material Sciences): Development of the model for short crack growth in metallic materials under long-term loading and operation environments

18.30 – 19.30 Keynote Lecture (in English) “Beyond the Gates of Europe: Placing Ukraine in the Framework of European History” (live stream)

Prof. Dr. Serhii Plokhii, Mykhailo S. Hrushevs’kyi Professor of Ukrainian History/ Director, Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University

19.30 – 19.35  Musical Interlude

19.35 – 19.45 Award Ceremony of the PhD Contest

19.45 – 21.00 Networking Reception


Venue: Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin), Henry-Ford-Bau, Lecture Theatre A (Hörsaal A)

9.30 – 10.00    Networking coffee-break

10.00 – 10.15 Overview of funding opportunities relevant for German-Ukrainian academic cooperation

Dr. Oksana Seumenicht, Department for Strategic Cooperations & Research Funding, Max Delbrück Centrum for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in the Helmholtz Association/ Managing Director, DUAG

10.15 – 11.30 Short-presentations on specific funding opportunities

Dr. Nino Chkoidze, Senior Scientific Officer, Unit: “Eastern Partnership, Russia, Central Asia”, Department “European and International Cooperation”, Project Management Agency at German Aerospace Center (DLR) Dr. Jörn Achterberg, Director, International Affairs, DFG

Dr. Rebecca Großmann, Division Europe, Department Sponsorship & Network, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (live stream)

Mr. Kai Franke, Head of Government Liaison Office Berlin, DAAD

Dr. Igor Tetko, Leader of the Research Group “Chemoinformatics & Chemical Biology”, Institute of Structural Biology, Helmholtz Zentrum München/ Scientific Coordinator of the PhD program “Advanced machine learning for Innovative Drug Discovery” funded within the H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN EID scheme (live stream)

Ms. Svitlana Shytikova, Coordinator of the National Erasmus+ Office Ukraine

Ms. Jana Almes, Coordinator of the Program „Migration & Diaspora (PMD)“ in Ukraine, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (live stream)

11.30 – 12.00 Panel Discussion & Q&A session with the speakers

12.00 – 13.30 Networking Lunch

13.30     End of the Public Event