International Affairs

Regional Network PSI Plus

The Regional Network PSI Plus is a network of partners from Baden-Württemberg and Alsace  to provide better support to threatened researchers in the region. Within this cross-border cooperation, the development of long-term perspectives of researchers (e.g. after expiration of funding programs such as Philipp Schwartz scholarships) is to be strengthened.


Further support

The German Section of the global Scholars at Risk Network is composed of German universities, research institutions and science organisations that campaign to support and offer sanctuary to researchers under threat as well as to protect academic freedom.

Besides the International Scholars and Welcome Office (IScO) offers special guidance and support for Threatened Researchers. For more information please see here.



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The Regional Network PSI Plus at the Philipp Schwartz and Inspireurope Stakeholder Forum 2021

An informal meeting of Regional Network PSI Plus will take place in the course of the Philipp Schwartz and Inspireurope Stakeholder Forum 2021 on Tuesday, April 27 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Interested researchers, prospective mentors  as well as  colleagues working in administration are very welcome.

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"Research without Borders" – 1st Workshop of the “Regional Network PSI Plus” at KIT

Researchers and non-academic partners from universities and research institutions from the State of Baden-Württemberg and neighboring Alsace in France virtually explored ways to enhance perspectives of at-risk researchers in the post-funding periods, that is after expiry of programs, such as the Philipp Schwartz Fellowships in Germany and the PAUSE program in France.

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Free to Think 2020

The report draws on data from SAR’s Academic Freedom Monitoring Project and identifies trends related to attacks on higher education communities, including violent attacks on campuses in Afghanistan, India, and Yemen.



Network Partners


Institution Contact Person

Universität Freiburg

International Office
Katharina Aly, PSI Projektleitung

Universität Heidelberg

Welcome Center für Internationale Wissenschaftler
Nicole Tsuda, PSI Projektleitung

KIT Karlsruhe

International Scholars and Welcome Office
Petra Roth, PSI Projektleitung
Isabel Eisenmann
Oliver Kaas

Universität Konstanz

Welcome Center
Sandra Gerspacher

Universität Strasbourg

Coordinatrice de la Maison universitaire internationale
Marie Deroche

Vice President for Culture & Science with and for Society
Mathieu Schneider

Universität Stuttgart

Welcome Center für Internationale Forschende
Raphaela Diel

Universität Tübingen

Welcome Center
Kirsten Sonnenschein, PSI Projektleitung
Paula Silvetti

Universität Tübingen, med. Fakultät

Welcome Center
Daniela Neu

Universität Ulm

International Office - Internationale Promovierende
Daniel Kanzleiter, PSI Projektleitung




PSI Plus Network


Online event:


Philipp Schwartz and Inspireurope Stakeholder Forum 2021 - Berlin/virtual, Germany


April 27, 1:30 pm to 14:30 pm




Alternative Career Paths


Uni Tübingen


online - free of charge

Workshop 2: May 6 and 7, 9:30 am to 4:30pm, in German


Contact and Registration:


World Science Café

Lecture Series

KIT Karlsruhe ZAK/IScO tbc

"Covid19 and exchange between science, politics and civil society" is the title of the international panel discussion offered as part of the "Threatened Researchers" workshop.
KIT Karlsruhe January 2021
Workshop - Training

Uni Strasbourg


Research without Borders

KIT Karlsruhe

13. November 2020, virtual event