PhD students of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv among the participants of the course on Science Diplomacy at FAU

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On 9 October 2023, the course “Introduction to Science and Tech Diplomacy: the New Geopolitics of Technology” started at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). The program runs from October 2023 to January 2024 in a hybrid format and is organised as a result of a close collaboration between the FAU Chair of Science, Technology, and Gender Studies and the Jean Monnet Chair of Technology and Science Diplomacy for European Sovereignty (TechDip) at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM).

With the financial support of the DAAD project “Science Diplomacy in Active Conflicts”, which has been implemented at FAU since March 2023, and EELISA funding, four PhD students from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv have the chance to participate in the lectures both online and on-site in Erlangen (Germany). The participants of the course will carry out research and group projects on topics that are closely related to science diplomacy. The seminar hosts more than 30 PhD students from 15 countries from 9 October through 11 October.

On 10 October 2023, the Ukrainian PhD students and the FAU Ukraine support team discussed how to disseminate the knowledge gained during the course to the Ukrainian scientific community. The participants of the seminar will provide public lectures in October and November 2023.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Prof. Dr. Maria Rentetzi and Prof. Dr. Claudio Feijoo for giving Ukrainian PhD students the opportunity to participate in the course and wish all participants a successful completion of the program!

Further information:
Kateryna Futorianska, Coordinator of the DAAD project “Science Diplomacy in Active Conflicts”