Berlin is an international city of culture, media and science. It boasts of a long, cherished history of scientific excellence, with some of the world’s brilliant minds, like Albert Einstein, Alexander von Humboldt and Max Planck, being closely associated with it. Therefore, not surprisingly, today, the German capital is one of the largest and most diverse scientific regions in Europe and worldwide. Continuing with the tradition of hosting centres of scientific excellence, Berlin is now home to five excellent universities, eight universities of applied science, four art colleges, up to 30 universities of cooperative education, 22 technology parks and business incubators and over 70 non-university research institutes. It also has one of Germany’s oldest and largest hospital, namely, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin.
Since Berlin acts as a cradle for so many centres of scientific excellence, it serves as a goldmine for numerous discussions and exchange of ideas, that can surely promote a strong, collaborative network of scientists and researchers working with each other for a better world. A quick look at the highly appreciated pieces of scientific work in the recent years, it is more than evident that the definition of research has shifted drastically from an “individual” contribution, to “collaborative” research. However, this is only a small part of an even bigger picture. A well connected research community doesn’t only ensure smooth and effective exchange of ideas among its peers, but, it also provides a platform for young and highly motivated individuals to set a strong foothold in the scientific community. Very often, we see talented people left behind, not because they aren’t deserving enough, rather, mostly because they have no means or platform to get the information that they need the most, namely, open positions (Masters, PhD, post-docs, internships etc) and scholarships.
Therefore, “Berlin Science Talk” aims to bring together past, present and future PhDs, and other experts to improve our academic network. We would meet regularly in a casual manner, have some drinks together and talk about any topic you may be interested in: thesis writing, teaching, lab work, publishing, alternative career paths, academia, and job searching... you name it!
The German capital has a high standard of living. It is truly international and has a unique cultural range with a huge music and theatre scene. Graduates can expect a most inspiring and intriguing working and living environment.
Become a part of Berlin’s vibrant research community!