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


8:30 Registration

Welcoming remarks, N.N. and Prof. Theocharis Grigoriadis, Institute for East European Studies, FU Berlin

9:15 – 12:30 Info-Session I: Highlights of the German-Ukrainian academic cooperation

Chairs: N.N. and Prof. Theocharis Grigoriadis, Institute for East European Studies at Freie Universität Berlin, 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 Yakubovsky and Dr. Tetyana Rodionova, Odessa I. I. Mechnikov National University
 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
 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
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. Mykhailo Korda, Rector, I. Horbachevsky Ternopil National Medical University, Professor at the Medical Biochemistry Department
12:15 – 12: 30 Presentation of the DAAD-funded Project of the Leibniz-Universität Hannover (LUH) „Management of Internationalisation and German-Ukrainian Academic Cooperation 2020-2021“
  • Nataliya Butych, Project Coordinator, LUH
12:30 – 14:00 Networking Lunch/ Poster & 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-bezogene Initiativen in Berlin und Brandenburg/ Ukrainian Studies Research and other Ukrainerelated initiatives in Berlin and Brandenburg

  • Chair: Prof. Dr. Alexander Wöll, Culture and Literature 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, Chair of Entangled History of Ukraine, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder

Title tbc

  • Prof. Dr. Gwendolyn Sasse, Director, Centre for Eastern European and International Studies (ZOiS), Berlin; Professor of Comparative Politics, Department of Politics & International Relations/ School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, University of Oxford (Requested)
15:10 – 15:30

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? 

  • Ljudmyla Melnyk, Institute for European Politics (IEP), Berlin
15:30 – 15:50

Etablierung eines standardisierten Tests zur Prüfung der ukrainischen Sprachkenntnisse/ Establishing a standardized test of proficiency in Ukrainian language test (Title tbc)

  • Prof. Dr. Anka Bergmann, Institute for Slavic and Hungarian Studies, HU Berlin
15:50 – 16:10

Ukrainisch-Deutsche Übersetzung als soziokultureller Faktor in den deutschukrainischen Beziehungen/ Ukrainian-German translation as a socio-cultural factor in GermanUkrainian relations 

Dr. Alexander Kratochvil, translator from Ukrainian into German

16:10 – 16:30

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

  • Sofiya Onufriv, translator, TransLit e.V./ Ukrainisch-Deutschen Kulturgesellschaft Tscherniwzi
16:30 – 17:00

Networking Coffee-Break

17:00 – 17:30

Opening of the Festive Reception & Welcoming Remarks

  • N.N., FU Berlin
  • H.E. Dr. Andrij Melnyk, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Olga Garaschuk, President of the German-Ukrainian Academic Society (DUAG)/ Head of the Department of Neurobiology, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
17:30 – 18:15

Final of the 5th UKRAINET PhD Thesis Presentation Contest

Finalists presenting their PhD research (5-min. talks):

  • Pavlo Burdiak, University of Szeged, Hungary (International Law): Interaction of states and social media platforms in preserving the freedom of expression on social media
  • 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
  • Yevhen Havrylenko, TU Munich, Germany (Mathematical Finance): Optimal investment-reinsurance strategies in equity-linked products with capital guarantees
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Aleksandar Radivoievych, Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau, Germany (Cancer Nanomedicine): Anticancer Star Symphony
  • Maja Reimann, Research Center Borstel, Leibniz-Lung Center, Germany (Biomedical Sciences): TB22: A transcriptomic 22-gene model to individualize treatment durations for patients with tuberculosis
  • 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
18:15 – 19:15

Keynote Lecture “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
19:15 – 19:25 Musical Interlude
19:25 – 19:30 Award Ceremony of the PhD Contest 
19:30 – 21:00 Networking Reception 
Venue: Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin), Henry-Ford-Bau, Lecture Hall A (Hörsaal A) and Lecture Hall B (Hörsaal B) 
9:30 – 10:00 Networking coffee-break
10:00 – 12:00

Info-Session III & Discussion: Funding opportunities to support German-Ukrainian cooperation in science, research and higher education
Chair: Dr. Christian Schaich, ZOiS

 10:00 – 10:20  

 Overview of relevant 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
 10:20 – 11:20        

 Short-presentations on specific funding opportunities

  • Dr. Nino Chkoidze, Senior Scientific Officer, Unit “Eastern Partnership, Russia, Central Asia”, The International Bureau, Department “European and International Cooperation”, DLR-PT
  • Dr. Jörn Achterberg, Director, International affairs, DFG
  • Dr. Rebecca Großmann, Division Europe, Department Sponsorship & Network, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (live stream)
  • 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 H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network European Industrial Doctorates "Advanced machine learning for Innovative Drug Discovery" (live stream)
  • Svitlana Shytikova, Coordinator, National Erasmus+ Office Ukraine (live stream)
  • Jana Almes, Coordinator of the Program „Migration & Diaspora (PMD)“ in Ukraine, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (live stream)
 11:20 – 12:00    Panel Discussion & Q&A session with the speakers
12:00 – 13:30     Networking Lunch
13:30     End of the Public Event
14:00 – 17:00   

 Annual Meeting of the German-Ukrainian Academic Society (DUAG)

                                      (for members only)