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Thursday, October 13, 2011




Opening Reception


Welcome Address
Prof. Dr. Peter-André Alt, President of the Freie Universität Berlin


Roadmap to Scientific Excellence: Research Planning as Chance for the Science Region Berlin
Dr. Knut Nevermann, State Secretary for Science and Research, Berlin Senate


Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)


Foyer of the Seminaris Conference Center


Friday, October 14, 2011


Planning Research for the Future? - An Introduction to the Conference
Prof. Dr. Carsten Dreher, Freie Universität Berlin


Parallel Workshops


Workshop I: Identifying Demand

a) Societal Challenges as Research Questions – From Demand to Research Project
Dr. Kerstin Cuhls, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI)
Prof. Dr. Erika Fischer-Lichte, Freie Universität Berlin
Dr. Heinrich Höfer, Federation of German Industry (BDI)
Prof. Dr. Maria Jepsen, European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)
Dr. Markus Müller-Neumann, BASF SE

b) And Who Asks Us? – Students and Junior Researchers
Dr. Christian Hackenberger, Freie Universität Berlin
Dr. Cornelis Menke, Junge Akademie
Dr. Dagmar Simon, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)
Dr. William Omar Contreras Lopez, University of Freiburg


Workshop II: Actors’ Views & Processes

a) Enabling without Influencing the Agendas – The Role of Foundations
Dr. Wilhelm Krull, Volkswagen Foundation
Andrea Frank, Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft
Dr. Wolfgang Rohe, Stiftung Mercator
Simon Sommer, Jacobs Foundation

b) Research Planning and Institutional Logics – Actors’ Problems in the Research System
Dr. Lothar Behlau, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Dr. Christoph Ettl, Max Planck Society
Prof. Dr. Stefan Joos, Helmholtz Association
Dr. Peter Heil, Leibniz Association
Dr. Fabiana Scapolo, European Commission - Joint Research Centre


Lunch Break


Summary of the Workshops







Panel Discussion:
Are Universities Allowed and Capable of Planning their Research?
facilitator: Derek Scally, Irish Times
Prof. Dr. Peter-André Alt, Freie Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr. Richard Münch, Universität Bamberg
Prof. Dr. Jens Oddershede, Syddansk Universitet
Prof. Dr. Barbara Sporn, Vienna University of Economics and Business


Dinnerevent with Berlin-Tour
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Saturday, October 15, 2011


Plenum I
Strategic Intelligence in Science and Research Policy and Structural Implications for the Research System
facilitator: Derek Scally, Irish Times
Engelbert Beyer, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Prof. Dr. Michael Decker, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Stefaan Hermans, European Commission - Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
Prof. Dr. Stefan Kuhlmann, University of Twente


Plenum II
Leaving the Nutshell? International and European Dimensions in Strategic Intelligence for Research
facilitator: Derek Scally, Irish Times
Prof. Dr. Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan, Indian Institute of Science
Prof. Dr. Arthur Bienenstock, Stanford-University
Dr. Xiaonan Cao, the World Bank
Prof. Dr. Euclides Mesquita Neto, University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil
Prof. Dr. Rongping Mu, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Prof. Dr. Seeram Ramakrishna, National University of Singapore


Closing Remarks and Farewell
Prof. Dr. Carsten Dreher, Freie Universität Berlin


End of Conference