Based on the outcomes of the Research Incubators, leading scientists will continue discussions on future joint research and teaching activities bi-laterally with their counterparts at partner universities. To this end, two Freie Universität researchers per year will have the opportunity to travel to each partner university for one week at a time.
Senior Research Stays will focus on conducting interdisciplinary international research projects. In any given year, up to two researchers will be able to spend three to four weeks at the partner universities or at Freie Universität respectively, with the host universities in charge of providing adequate research support.
Junior Research Stays offer the same to PhD students: altogether 16 two-month stays per year will be offered for stays at partner universities or in Berlin respectively with a focus on conducting research in the field of sustainability.
Students have the possibility for short-term (up to three month) exchanges between Freie Universität and its partners. Stays can be used for either studies, research projects – for example a thesis – or internships at the partner universities, all with a focus on sustainability. Funding will be available for 12 incoming and 12 outgoing students per year.
A Sustainability Volunteer Swap will fund the exchange between student initiatives at the various partner universities to stimulate good practice exchange.
This activity will empower participants from the partner universities to learn from each other’s operations. The universities will also address more strategic questions such as the joint development of sustainability indicators or the development of a sustainable and climate-neutral energy supply. Two staff members in the area of sustainable campus management at Freie Universität will have the opportunity to visit the partner universities for one week in one year, alternating with a one week intensive visit by two members of each of the partner universities on the Freie Universität campus.