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Events

GAIN Annual Meeting in San Francisco
Aug
22
to Aug 25

GAIN Annual Meeting in San Francisco

Meet Freie Universität Berlin and LMU München at the GAIN Annual Meeting

The annual GAIN conference is the largest German science and research career fair in the US. Early career researchers and representatives from all areas of the German research landscape come together for three days of exchange, learning and networking. Various workshops, panels and a talent fair make the event a rare opportunity to meet a large number of experts, policy makers and to connect with the German university leadership.

One day out of the three day conference is dedicated to international researchers. It is an ideal place for MA, PhD, and postdoctoral students, as well as junior faculty of all disciplines to learn about academic careers and funding opportunities in Germany. You can schedule appointments with more than 100 German universities, research institutions, and funding agencies. Find out about their programs and job openings! The initiative Research in Germany designed a special workshop on opportunities in Germany for scientists interested in transatlantic careers and partnership. There is no admission for international researchers.

Learn more at www.gain-network.org

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Deutschlandjahr Event in Madison, WI
Apr
9
5:00 PM17:00

Deutschlandjahr Event in Madison, WI

The Twilight of Angela Merkel: Implications for Germany and Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced in the fall of last year that she would step down as leader of the Christian-Democratic Union and refrain from seeking reelection. During years of political and economic turmoil, Merkel was seen as a factor of stability and continuity at home and abroad. How will her departure impact policy in Germany and abroad?

Prof. Nils Ringe, Director of the Center for European Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will offer his thoughts on what a new era of uncertainty may bring for Europe and its most powerful country.

The lecture is part of The Deutschland Ambassadors Initiative that brings together alumni and friends of Freie Universität Berlin and LMU Munich as well as other German universities for a series of talks and networking events in the U.S. The initiative is an official project of Deutschlandjahr #WunderbarTogether.

It was initiated by various German university liaison offices in New York to more effectively build partnerships with North American institutions of higher education and to connect with American students and scholars. The event will take place at The University Club at UW Madison; the discussion will be followed by a networking reception. Both are free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Please register for the event here

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Germany Grad Fair 2019 in New York
Mar
29
4:00 PM16:00

Germany Grad Fair 2019 in New York

Planning to pursue a graduate degree abroad can seem overwhelming. This event is designed to help you navigate the process – from finding the right program and university to understanding the requirements and application process.

Germany is a popular destination for American students seeking a graduate degree abroad: with many tuition-free, English-taught graduate programs, German universities equip students with a top-notch international education and unique edge to adapt to the global marketplace. This fair will introduce you to a wide range of graduate opportunities in all subject fields.

We will also address other aspects of studying in Germany, such as cost of living, visa and residence permits, health insurance, accommodation, and student jobs. There will be plenty of opportunities to meet representatives from various German universities, funding agencies, and partner organizations.

You should attend if you are: an undergraduate or a graduate student, young professional, career service advisor or someone who is interested in graduate studies in Germany!

Freie Universität Berlin and LMU Munich are looking forward to meeting you.

Register here

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IIE Summit 2019
Feb
17
to Feb 19

IIE Summit 2019

IIE Summit 2019: The Future of International Education taking place in New York City on February 17-19. The Summit will convene more than 500 leaders, influencers, and practitioners from education, government, business, philanthropy, and media for action-oriented discussion as we envision the next 50 years of international education, specifically centered around the primary themes including: Equity & Access, Higher Ed in Emergencies, Student Mobility, International Partnerships, Scholars & Innovation.

The New York liaison office of Freie Universität Berlin and LMU Munich will participate in the following panel:

Research Partnerships as Drivers of Innovation:

Alison Corbett, Head of Education Programmes, British Council (Chair)
Prima Setiawan, Program Director, Sustainable Higher Education Research Alliances (SHERA), IIE
Mangala Sharma, Program Director, Office of International Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation
Katja Simons, Executive Director, German University Alliance, Inc.
Global challenges know no borders and, likewise, their solutions need to be global in scope yet adaptable to local contexts. Researchers have long understood this reality and often lead their universities in forming international research collaborations that produce ground-breaking discoveries. As new global challenges arise, the need for interdisciplinary, cross-cultural research teams to form sustainable relationships is even more critical in sparking the innovative solutions to some of the world's biggest challenges. This session will explore various approaches to these partnerships and the models they are setting for the future. 

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European Career Fair at MIT
Feb
16
8:00 AM08:00

European Career Fair at MIT

LMU Munich's Graduate Center and the Dahlem Research School of Freie Universität Berlin will be in attendance at MIT's European Career Fair (ECF) in Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts on February 16th - February 17th, 2019.

The ECF is an annual recruiting event, organized by members of the European Club at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The ECF mission is to connect top-tier US students and young professionals with European companies, universities and non-profit organizations and to inform about career opportunities in Europe.This career fair is the largest of its kind in the United States with up to 100 attending companies and 3000-5000 registered candidates. Candidates are students, working professionals and recent alumni of Ivy League, and renowned European and American universities. Company participants are diverse, ranging from multinational corporations to non-profit organizations in the research/ technology as well as business and consulting sector.

Register here.

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Webinar: Pursuing a Graduate Degree in Germany
Feb
12
1:00 PM13:00

Webinar: Pursuing a Graduate Degree in Germany

Join the German University Alliance for a webinar to learn more about Master's and PhD programs at Freie Universität Berlin and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. The webinar will cover the general structure of graduate studies in Germany and introduce the many study and research opportunities available to international students at two of Germany's top universities.

Register here

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Deutschland Ambassador Event in Austin, TX
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Deutschland Ambassador Event in Austin, TX

  • Jackson School of Geoscience (JGB) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Science Talk on “Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries” by Dr. Julia A. Clarke
Prepare to take a journey of discovery into the exciting world of modern paleontology with Dr. Julia A. Clarke. New imaging techniques are changing what parts of dinosaur biology we can study. In her research at Berlin’s Museum für Naturkunde, Dr. Clarke worked with their key animal sound archive and bird collections. In her talk, she focuses on how we study sounds and colors in these magnificent reptiles. Dr. Clarke is a Professor in Vertebrate Paleontology at the Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor. She is a recent Humboldt Foundation Award Winner and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology.

The science talk is part of The Deutschland Ambassadors Initiative during the Year of Wunderbar Together that brings together alumni of German universities for a series of science talks and networking events in the U.S. The initiative was started by German universities to more effectively build partnerships with North American institutions of higher education and to directly connect with American students and scientists

Learn more and register here

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Info Session at University of Toronto
Feb
6
4:30 PM16:30

Info Session at University of Toronto

  • Munk School for Global Affairs and Public Policy (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In cooperation with the DAAD Information Centre Toronto the German University Alliance will hold an info session at the Munk School of Global Affairs, at the University of Toronto.

Attendees will receive a brief overview of the German research landscape including its structure and major players, along with information on several scholarship and grant programs offered by German research funding agencies to support the research activities of graduate level students and postdocs working in all fields of study.

The presentation will also include details on opportunities for graduate students and postdocs in all academic fields at two top-ranked universities in Germany – Freie Universität Berlin and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Participants will learn about these universities’ research profile, fellowships they offer as well as about resources and services available to graduate and postdoc students.

Please register here

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Alumni New Year's Reception at Consulate General San Francisco
Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

Alumni New Year's Reception at Consulate General San Francisco

Together with several German universities and funding organizations, the German University Alliance cordially invites Freie Universität Berlin and LMU München alumni to a New Year's Reception in San Francisco. The reception will be held at the Consulate General of Germany.

Alumni of Freie Universität Berlin and LMU Munich in the Bay Area are invited.

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Alumni Holiday Party in NYC
Dec
4
6:00 PM18:00

Alumni Holiday Party in NYC

  • 12 East 41 Street, 15th Floor New York, NY 10017 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for a holiday celebration in New York City with alumni of several German universities.

Come meet and mingle over holiday treats and Glühwein.

Please register here

Alumni from the following institutions will be in attendance:

Bucerius Law School

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

Freie Universität Berlin

German Research Foundation DFG

Heidelberg University

LMU München

UAS7 - German Universities of Applied Sciences

University Alliance Ruhr

Universität Hamburg

University of Cologne

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Symposium: The Next Generation Transatlantic Relationship
Nov
29
9:00 AM09:00

Symposium: The Next Generation Transatlantic Relationship

  • The Chicago Council on Global Affairs (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Executive Director of the German University Alliance has been invited to take part in a panel on Education, Apprenticeships, Technology, and the Transatlantic Relationship at the Symposium.

The transatlantic relationship has been a foundational element of the international order since World War II. Yet it is facing a crisis of confidence. The US government appears to be pursuing an increasingly isolationist approach while European leaders have suggested that the nature of the transatlantic alliance is changing significantly. Given the difficult and dynamic international climate, how can the transatlantic relationship evolve further, and how can countries like the US and Germany cooperate in solving the challenges ahead in the next decades? What are potential scenarios for the evolution of the transatlantic relationship against the background of challenges such as shifting global power dynamics and the ramifications of globalization, automation, and digitalization?

This half-day symposium is made possible as part of the Year of German-American Friendship "Deutschlandjahr USA" with the generous support of the German Federal Foreign Office, Goethe-Institut, and Federation of German Industries (BDI).

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"Research in Germany" at the Science Online Career Fair
Nov
7
9:00 AM09:00

"Research in Germany" at the Science Online Career Fair

“Research in Germany” brings together German universities and research institutions interested in recruiting international PhD students and researchers. Freie Universität Berlin (Dahlem Research School) and LMU Munich (Graduate Center) will be present at their respective booths during the virtual fair to answer your questions.

We know from experience that organising a research stay abroad can be complicated. That is why we provide an extensive range of information to graduates and researchers who are thinking about spending some time researching in a foreign country.

At the virtual fair you can visit multiple booths, each representing a German university or research institution. In addition to testimonials and branding videos, each booth offers a wide array of information on doctoral positions and research openings, programmes and study opportunities. Aside from that, you can also talk to recruiters and scientists from all of the exhibiting higher education institutions via one-on-one online chats.

The event is open to anyone interested in researching in Germany. It is free of charge and will be conducted in English. Click here for more information about the event.

Registration Deadline: 5 November 2018.

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Livestream: Free Speech on Campus
Nov
6
10:15 AM10:15

Livestream: Free Speech on Campus

In recent years, the issue of free speech has returned to campuses in unexpected ways. Initially tied to the right to political activity on campus, free speech nowadays is often a contested concept in the quest for diverse and respectful learning environments. How should one prevent hate speech on campus without restricting free speech? And how should one protect free inquiry and academic freedom in an increasingly polarized political environment? In the fourth event of the series “Veritas, Iustitia, Libertas,” philosopher R. Jay Wallace and historian Paul Nolte will discuss current debates on Free Speech in the U.S. and Germany, with a focus on their own campuses: UC Berkeley and Freie Universität, at different moments in their history, both have been at the center of struggles on free speech.

Speakers:

R. Jay Wallace is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. His research has focused on responsibility, moral psychology, and the theory of practical reason. Wallace was the co-chair of UC Berkeley’s Free Speech Commission that throughout 2017/2018 analyzed events featuring external speakers and recommended changes in policy that preserve the campus’s firm commitment to free expression. As a Visiting Fellow of the Einstein Stiftung, he currently leads a research group in moral philosophy that is based in Berlin.

Paul Nolte is Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at the Freie Universität Berlin and Director of the Dahlem Humanities Center. His research interests include the history of democracy, of transatlantic relations, of knowledge in the humanities, and of German universities after 1945. He is currently working on a history of the Freie Universität – a history shaped by political struggles and the quest for freedom rights. Paul Nolte is also a frequent commentator on current political and social affairs in the media.

Moderator: Professor Dr. Jessica Gienow-Hecht (Freie Universität Berlin)

Watch the Livestream from Berlin: www.fu-berlin.de/sites/70jahre/video/index.html

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Back to the Big Apple - Life After Study Abroad Student Conference
Oct
21
9:30 AM09:30

Back to the Big Apple - Life After Study Abroad Student Conference

  • The Fashion Institute of Technology (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Back to the Big Apple

Life After Study Abroad Student Conference: Global Change Starts Here

This fall, the New York Metro Study Abroad Group (NYMSAG) will be hosting its second annual re-entry conference for study abroad “returnees”, Back to the Big Apple: Life After Study Abroad, Global Change Start Here. Returning students from all over the NYC metro area are invited! This conference offers the following:

  • Engaging guest speakers;

  • Professional networking opportunities;

  •  Workshops aimed at teaching students how to leverage the study abroad experience for success in their personal and professional lives (including resume reviews); and

  •  A resource fair featuring post-graduation opportunities relating to international experience, at home and abroad.

Registration for students: $20.00

Registration for non-students: $50.00

Visit their website to read more.

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German American Alumni Evening
Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

German American Alumni Evening

  • German Research Foundation’s North America Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We would like to invite you to an informal alumni & friends networking event on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the German Research Foundation’s North America Office (1130 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036).

Alumni of Freie Universität Berlin, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Universität zu Köln, Universität Freiburg, Universität Heidelberg, University Alliance Ruhr, UAS7 – German Universities of Applied Sciences, DFG – the German Research Foundation  and DAAD – the German Academic Exchange Service will be in attendance. Join us for an opportunity to meet and network over finger food and wine. Space is limited.

Please RSVP HERE by October 1, 2018.

We are looking forward to seeing you on October 11!

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Germany Grad Fair 2018
May
4
4:00 PM16:00

Germany Grad Fair 2018

Planning to pursue a graduate degree abroad can seem overwhelming. This event is designed to help you navigate the process – from finding the right program and university to understanding the requirements and application process.

Germany is a popular destination for American students seeking a graduate degree abroad: with many tuition-free, English-taught graduate programs, German universities equip students with a top-notch international education and unique edge to adapt to the global marketplace. This fair will introduce you to a wide range of graduate opportunities in all subject fields.

We will also address other aspects of studying in Germany, such as cost of living, visa and residence permits, health insurance, accommodation, and student jobs. There will also be plenty of opportunities to meet representatives from various German universities, funding agencies, and partner organizations.

You should attend if you are: an undergraduate or a graduate student, young professional, career service advisor or someone who is interested in graduate studies in Germany!

For more information on participating institutions and registration, please click here

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The 42nd Annual College Fair at UNIS
Apr
30
3:30 PM15:30

The 42nd Annual College Fair at UNIS

The Germany University Alliance's Executive Director, Dr. Katja Simons, will take part in the 42nd Annual College Fair at the United Nations International School on April 30th, 2018. The Fair will be jointly hosted by Friends Seminary, Garden School, Marymount School of New York, Regis High School, and the United Nations International School.  

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Career Day in Houston
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Career Day in Houston

The German University Alliance - Freie Universität Berlin and LMU Munich - will participate in the German Institute for the Southwest's Second Annual Career Day on April 27, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

The German Consulate General will be the event's host, and the German Institute for the Southwest has invited the Goethe-Institut, German universities and companies, DAAD, as well as the Houston office of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States (GACC Houston) for presentations of different career path models, professional training, university degree programs, and scholarship opportunities.

Information tables will be set up and short presentations will be held throughout the day focusing on topics essential for studying and working in Germany or with German in the US: Building your international career.

You can direct any questions via email to Angelika C. Schmidt-Lange, J.D., the Executive Director of the German Institute for the Southwest,  or you can click here for the event's website.  

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Webinar: Start your Career in Germany- Study Humanities in Berlin, Munich, or the Ruhr region
Apr
25
1:00 PM13:00

Webinar: Start your Career in Germany- Study Humanities in Berlin, Munich, or the Ruhr region

DAAD USA launched a free series of webinars presenting German universities in 30 minutes. This upcoming webinar will feature international humanities degrees in English at the Freie Universität Berlin, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and the University Alliance Ruhr universities.

Freie Universität Berlin and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich) are two of Germany’s top ranked universities dedicated to excellent teaching and innovative research. Many programs – especially on the graduate level – are taught in English. Dr. Katja Simons, Head of the New York based joint liaison office of Freie Universität Berlin and LMU Munich, will highlight the humanities by focusing on study programs, research centers and clusters of excellence at both universitites. The presentation will also feature some practical tips for applying to undergraduate and graduate programs.

The Ruhr region is one of Germany’s largest academic hubs with a strong global network. The UA Ruhr is an alliance between Ruhr University Bochum, TU Dortmund University, and the University of Duisburg-Essen, the three largest universities in Germany's thriving Ruhr Area. The Ruhr universities are institutions of Academic excellence with an extensive network of interdisciplinary research centers, graduate schools and research groups. The Ruhr region is Europe’s third largest metropolitan region and one of Germany’s biggest melting pots with students and faculty from all over the world. The close partnerships between our universities and regional as well as international institutions are key to the success of our graduates.

After a short introduction of the three UA Ruhr universities and the Ruhr region, webinar attendees will learn about humanities research areas and institutions, study programs and requirements.

To learn more and register, please click here. All registered attendees will receive a follow-up email with a recording of the webinar, so please feel free to register even if you can't make it to the live webinar. 

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Recruit in Canada's Spring 2018 Study and Go Abroad Fair
Mar
3
1:00 PM13:00

Recruit in Canada's Spring 2018 Study and Go Abroad Fair

German University Alliance together with DAAD Toronto and University of Cologne will share a booth at the 32nd Recruit in Canada Fair in Montreal. Representatives will be available throughout the day to speak with and present information to prospective students about study abroad and full degree opportunities. 

Recruit in Canada is Canada's largest international university and student travel exposition. The 2018 Spring Study and Go Abroad Fair Circuit will take place from February 28 to March 4 across three different cities, Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Recruit in Canada has been organizing student fairs in Canada since 1993 and they pride themselves on providing exceptional recruitment opportunities for both visitors and representatives to connect. 

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Alumni Morning Coffee in Montreal
Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

Alumni Morning Coffee in Montreal

For alumni and friends in the Montreal area, we welcome you to join us for an informal alumni and friends networking event at the Crew Collective and Cafe! It will be a great and relaxing opportunity to meet with old friends and to network with fellow alumni over your morning coffee. Alumni of Freie Universität Berlin, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, and Universität zu Köln will be in attendance. 

If you plan on attending please RSVP to Katja Simons

We look forward to seeing you on March 3rd in Montreal! 

 

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Graduate and Postdoc Opportunities in Berlin and Munich
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Graduate and Postdoc Opportunities in Berlin and Munich

This information session at both McGill and Concordia University will explore international opportunities for graduate students and postdocs in all academic fields at two-top ranked universities in Germany-- Freie Universität Berlin and Ludwig Maximilians-Universität München. Participants will learn about the universities' research profiles and about grants and fellowships for short-term research stays, as well as about resources and services available to graduate and postdoc students. The session will also look at other important steps for planning a stay abroad like accommodation and costs of living. 

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Research in Germany Career Event
Feb
22
5:00 PM17:00

Research in Germany Career Event

Research Group Leader Positions in Germany: Opportunities & Challenges

At the heart of Europe, Germany is one of the best destinations for cutting-edge scientific research. Why not consider a research stay in Germany or starting your independent research group (all fields) at one of Germany’s leading universities or research institutions? At this event you will hear from the German Research Foundation (DFG) and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, about funding opportunities and special programs to foster independent research careers in Germany.

The information session will be followed by a networking reception.

Please register here 

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