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conference Kharkiv

Conference of the Alumni-Network Ukraine-Germany

Ukrainian Alumni of German universities and research institutions will find a multifaceted program:

  • Collective cultural memory and the role of the humanities,
  • Sustainability,
  • Good Governance,
  • Funding Opportunities,
  • Academia-industry cooperation (incl. excursion to company site).


V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University of Ukraine, Freedom Square 4, 61022 Kharkiv Ukraine (KhNU)

in cooperation with Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

Conference Program

Conference language: English & (*)German with simultaneous translation of marked presentations (German-Ukrainian)

from 13.00(*)

Registration with lunch (foyer/room 355)


Opening and moderation , N.N. Welcome from President Academician Vil S. Bakirov, KhNU

Keynote speech, "Goals and partners of the Alumni-Network Ukraine-Germany", Prof. Dr. Alfred Forchel, President JMU


Continuing Education "Sustainability" Part I , Prof. Dr. Barbara Sponholz, JMU


Evening lecture „Das kulturelle Gedächtnis und die Aufgabe der Geisteswissenschaften“ / “cultural heritage and the role of the humanities”, Prof. Dr. Riedel, JMU


Welcome reception by Prof. Dr. Alfred Forchel, Speaker of the Alumni-Network together with Ukrainian and German partners from academia, economy, politics and society


Continuing Education “Sustainability” Part II

Workshop: "Education for sustainable development –interdisciplinary approach in the LehrLernGarten Würzburg scaffolding teacher education”, Dr. Kerstin Bissinger, JMU

completion with certificate

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lunch break

Roundtable Dinner / Dinner speech „Working opportunities for Ukrainian Alumni in German companies based in Ukraine and Germany“, representative of a German company based in Ukraine / economic organizations, representatives of universities in Kharkiv and Kharkiv city administration


Ukrainian-German Forum Economy-Academia


Welcome and Introduction, Josef Wilhelm, JMU


Keynote speech, representative of Ukrainian-German Forum


“Ukrainian academics in German economy“, German Chamber of Commerce Kyiv or representatives of a German company / Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Alumni-reports on experiences in German companies

Topics: Applied physics, functional materials, including nanomaterials and nanotechnologies; Biomedical electronics and biological sensors.


  • Mykola Slipchenko
  • Valentyn Kozheshkurt
  • Yurii Zholudov
  • Evhenii Antonenko
  • Andrii Levchenko



Talks between Ukrainian Alumni and German companies and organizations:

  • Research Institute of Laser Technologies
  • Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Ukraine
  • Kharkiv Chamber of Commerce & Industry
12.00 - 13.00Lunch break
13.30 - 18.00

Excursion to company site / Ukrainian research institution with extensive cooperation with German institutions in the Kharkiv area


Continuing education Continuing education “EU External Relations & Good Governance”

  • Keynote speech, Prof. G. Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet
  • Workshop, Prof. G. Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet
  • Completion with certificate and evaluation form
12.30 - 13.30Lunch break

Alumni reports

  • Multiculturalism and immigrant’s integration policy: historic experience and to-date international legal issues, Prof., Dr. Tatiana Syroid, KhNU
  • Migration, integration and European values: view through the lens of international law, N.N., KhNU
  • Topical security issues: contemporary challenges (experience of Ukraine and the European Union)

Keynote speech “Good Governance and sustainable Development in Ukraine” (tbc), N.N.


Dinner & networking

09.00-12.30Funding for Ukrainian Alumni in Germany
9.00Funding opportunities for study exchanges and mobility of Ukrainian Alumni in German research institutions, Marina Schmitz, Research Advancement Centre, JMU
10.00Vera Tersteegen, DAAD Lector at KhNU
10.15Alumni experience reports on German and EU funding programs
11.30End of conference with completion of the evaluation forms