11th Humboldt-Tag at KIT
Interested (junior) scientists and future hosts at KIT met at the invitation of the International Scholars and Welcome Office (IScO) and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) at the 11th Humboldt Day on 7th May 2015, with excellent international scientists from the Humboldt Network and service providers and experts for researcher mobility for a comprehensive information and networking event..
KIT service providers such as International Affairs (INTL), Research Office (FOR), Innovation Management (IMA), Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS) and the Young Investigator Network (YIN) and the Humboldt Regional Group Karlsruhe-Pforzheim informed in lectures and personal consultations on the extensive service offerings for internationally mobile researchers at KIT.
In her welcome address Vice-President Dr. Barnstedt underlined the importance of mobility and exchanges in science and the long-term cooperation of the KIT with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
The funding tools of the Humboldt Foundation for internationally mobile researchers and the worldwide network of Humboldtians was explained by Walter Denk of the selection department of the AvH. In one on one dialogs, the participants could avail themselves of individual advice.
A highlight of the day was the first public presentation of the KIT Research-Alumni app that, as part of the research alumni initiative, which was honored by the AvH. The app was developed by the KIT students Yannik Keller, André Langenstein, Kristina Mincheva, Maksim Moiseikin, Alexander Müller and Stelian Stoev under the supervision of Axel Busch / Workgroup Prof. Anne Koziolek on behalf of the International Scholars and Welcome Office.
In the Humboldt lightning talks a total of eight Humboldt Fellows gave insight with five-minute contributions into their current research at KIT. The Lightning Talks were presented by Philipp Schrögel who also organizes the Science Slams in Karlsruhe, Erlangen and Pforzheim. Quite personal experiences from the life of internationally mobile researchers were revealed by the scientists in the Humboldt Insights, moderated by Professor Robertson-von Trotha.
With an aperitif on the roof terrace of the Presidium building exchanges continued in a relaxed atmosphere.