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Thursday, October 13, 2011

15.00

Registration

17.00

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

 

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

19.00

Icebreaker-Party
Foyer of the Seminaris Conference Center

 

Friday, October 14, 2011

9.00

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

10.00

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

13.00

Lunch Break

14.30

Summary of the Workshops

15.30

 

 

 

 

17:00

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

18.30

Dinnerevent with Berlin-Tour
(optional, special booking required)

 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

9.00

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

10.15

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

11:45

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

12.30

End of Conference