4th German-Russian Young Researchers Forum

06.-10.07.2014, Konferenz, Sankt Petersburg

Ever-committed to the New? Rethinking the Sciences and Humanities

The German-Russian Young Researchers Forum is a high-level bilateral initiative originating from the German-Russian Year of Education, Science and Innovation 2011/12. The three previous forums took place in Moscow (2011), Halle/Saale & Berlin (2012), Bonn, Cologne & Jülich (2013), and brought together outstanding young scientists from Russia and Germany.

  • Time: 6th – 10th July 2014
  • Place: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation



The forum promotes a dialogue and reflection platform, covering a specific spectrum of topics related to higher education, research, innovation and science-based political and societal advice, of mutual interest for Russia, Germany and Europe. It is designed to foster cross-disciplinary exchange. The forum brings together researchers who are at an early stage of their career to discuss their work, gain insight into new research approaches from other disciplines, and also identify possibilities for future collaboration.



Based on the success of past editions, this year’s forum is organised in three main sections:

  • Presentations of innovative research projects in an interdisciplinary perspective, which illustrate progress in science, as well as open up possibilities of transnational collaboration;
  • Rethinking the science and humanities: (plenary) debates and round tables to:
    (a) define the concept of the ‘new’ / ‘novelty’ in various research-based approaches and their role in multi- and interdisciplinary scientific activity,
    (b) address the added value of novelty, and
    (c) connect recent advancements in research with new approaches in education, reflecting upon the impact of scientific findings.
  • Exchange of different views on the role, status and perspectives of early-career researchers within the scientific community, paying specific attention to new forms of PhD- and Postdoc-cultures, while also addressing the various aspects of resilience in different scientific systems.

For further details, please consult the call for participation on the right. You are welcome to submit your application by 30th April 2014.