Life of international researchers in Germany, May 25 2020



Life of international researchers in Germany

Date: May 25 2020

Time: 10-12 CEST + 13-14 CEST for chapter meeting

Location: Online on Zoom (follow link to download client)

Registration: Via webform below (mandatory for all attendees)

Are you an international researcher in Germany? How do you see the transition into the German system? How do your experiences meet your expectations? Join us to explore, reflect and exchange perspectives and lessons learned of research in Germany for mobile researchers. The MCAA German chapter invites you to an online conference on the internationalization of research in Germany. We will have a rooster of experienced researchers, program managers and student representatives, presenting a realistic slice of the German system, with a focus on international research. Listen to and contribute with your experiences of mobility within research and how policy makers can act to improve the conditions of international researchers in Germany. Sign up using the webform further down on this website, you will receive additional information and the link you need for joining the event soon.

The conference will also feature a chapter meeting and tentatively present the new chair of the chapter. All chapter members are encouraged to join.


10-12 CEST:

- Welcome

- Introduction of the agenda and objective of the event

- Short talks, 10-15 minutes each

     - "Being an Early Career Researcher in Germany - lessons learned", by Marina Rantanen

     - "Challenges International Doctoral Researchers face in Germany", by Isabela Paredes Cisneros

     - “Career development and training for tomorrow’s scientific leaders” by, Patricia Cabezas

     - "The German Research World in the Eyes of a PI from Abroad", Gabor Kismihok

     - "DFG Funding Opportunities for Early-Career Researchers", by Mario Bomers

- Moderated discussion, by Scott Harrison, 30 minutes

- Q&A, 10 minutes

- Results from survey on international researchers in Germany, by Scott Harrison, 5 minutes


Lunch break


13-14 CEST:

- Chapter meeting

      - A few words from the outgoing chapter chair

      - Presentation of chapter activities and budget 2019/2020

      - Formalization of board member elections

      - Presentation of chapter chair candidates

      - AOB




Dr. Mario Bomers - Science Manager, German Research Foundation (DFG)

Dr. Patricia Cabezas - Career Development Advisor, EMBL

Isabela Paredes Cisneros - Doctoral researcher at German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) within the Helmholtz Association, Spokesperson for Helmholtz Juniors and Board member of N² – Network of Doctoral Researcher Networks

Dr. Gábor Kismihók - Learning and Skill Analytics Research Group Leader, Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology (TIB)

Marina Rantanen - Early Career Researcher at Technische Universität Dortmund, Secretary of the MCAA and Outgoing chair of the MCAA German chapter



Dr. Scott Harrison, Postdoctoral Researcher, German Institute for International Educational Research


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