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.

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


Upcoming events

Research without BordersIScO
Research without Borders - November 13, 2020

Research without Borders is an event of the "Regional Network Philipp Schwartz Initiative Plus" and brings together threatened researchers with their colleagues from KIT and other universities in Baden-Württemberg and partner universities from France for personal exchange on topics such as: Research in Exile, Perspectives in Research in the Region Beyond State Borders; Development of Perspectives Outside of Academic Science.

The Vice President for Innovation and International Affairs of KIT and the Vice President for Culture & Science with and for Society of the University of Strasbourg have agreed to participate as patrons.



Preliminary Program




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 Office
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
Tanja Granzow
Paula Silvetti

Universität Tübingen, med. Fakultät

Welcome Center
Daniela Neu

Universität Ulm

International Office - Internationale Promovierende
Matthias Burger, PSI Projektleitung



Titel Place Date
Research without Borders KIT Karlsruhe 13. November 2020, at KIT
Workshop - Training Uni Strasbourg 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
World Science Café KIT Karlsruhe ZAK/IScO tbc
Alternative Career Paths Uni Tübingen tbc; 2021