30 September 2022 to 1 October 2022
Königsworther Platz 1
Europe/Berlin timezone

Scientific Programme


Advancing German-Ukrainian Academic Cooperation: United Science - United Europe

The presentation talks, as well as Q&A sessions, are held in English.

Friday, 30.09.2022
Venue: Building 1507, Room 002
Königsworther Platz 1
30167 Hannover

09:30 - Registration

10.00 - Welcoming remarks
- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Blume, Vice President for Research and Transfer, LUH
- Christian Bareither, Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony
- Igor Taranov, Director General, Directorate of Science and Innovation of Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
- Prof. Olga Garaschuk, President of the German-Ukrainian Academic Society

10:30 - Academic cooperation between HEI in Lower Saxony and Ukraine: from student exchange to joint projects

Leibniz University Hannover
Nataliya Butych, Regional Coordinator Eastern Europe, International Office
DAAD Eastern Partnership with the Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics (NURE)
DAAD University-Business Partnership with the National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine (NMetAU)
Erasmus+ Key Action 107 and 171 with NURE, National Technical University of Ukraine «Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute», National Technical University «Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute»
DAAD Support for the internationalisation of Ukrainian higher education institutions (HEI):
- Shaping the digital future together «Digital Education and Artificial Intelligence», with NURE
- Continuing education programmes for administrators at Ukrainian HEI «Management of Internationalisation and German-Ukrainian Academic Cooperation» with Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (TSNU)

TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology, University Library
Margret Plank, Head of Lab Non-Textual Materials
DAAD Ukraine digital: Ensuring academic success in times of crisis «Open Education Resources with Ukraine» with LUH, TSNU, NURE and Ukrainian State University of Science and Technology, Dnipro

Jade University of Applied Sciences, Oldenburg
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. h.c. Thomas Luhmann, Institute for Applied Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics
DAAD Support for the internationalisation of Ukrainian higher education institutions (HEI) - Shaping the digital future together «Development of a simulator for terrestrial laser scanning as a powerful tool for distance learning» with Kyiv National University for Construction and Architecture and Dnipro University of Technology**

Hannover Medical School
Dr. Tetyana Yevsa, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Centre for Individualised Infection Medicine (CiiM)
DAAD Summer Schools «Cancer Immunotherapy» with Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University (PNU), Ivano-Frankivsk and Odesa I.I. Mechnikov National University
Nataliia Petriv, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology
DAAD Leonhard-Euler-Programme «Increase of α-dicarbonyls in liver and receptor for advanced glycation end products on immune cells are linked to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and liver cancer» with PNU, Ivano-Frankivsk

freiE Ukraine Braunschweig e.V.
Marian Präger, Advisory member of the management board for youth
EVZ Foundation MEET UP! YOUTH FOR PARTNERSHIP «German-Ukrainian cultural and educational exchange» with Ternopil Volodymyr Hnatiuk National Pedagogical University

Das Institut Konzept Integrativer Methodik e.V.
Reinhild Zenk, Professional Leader of Institut KIM e. V., Psychological Director of Children and Youth Psychosomatic, Wolfsburg
CIM - Center for International Migration/GIZ «Overcome Trauma - Renew Ressources with Concept Integrative Methods» with Ivan Franko National University of Lviv

12:00 Info-tables and poster session of Ukrainian HEI

12:30 - Networking lunch

13:30 - Supporting Ukraine through research collaboration in science and higher education

Leibniz University Hannover
Prof. Dr. Clemens Walther, Institute of Radioecology and Radiation Protection
Dr. Sergiy Dubchak, National Technical University of Ukraine «Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute»
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research Funding and Siebold Sasse Foundation «35 years of IRS Engagement in and around Chernobyl» with National Technical University of Ukraine and State Ecological Academy of Postgraduate Education and Management
Prof. Dr. Georg Steinhauser, Institute of Radioecology and Radiation Protection and TU Wien
Foundation Award of the Prof. Joachim Lenz Foundation  «The radioactive pollution of the aquatic ecosystem in the cooling pond of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant»

Dr. Oleksandr Gryshkov, Institute of Quantum Optics
Dr. Mariia Yukhta, Institute for Problems of Cryobiology and Cryomedicine, National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kharkiv
BMBF Establishing German-Ukrainian Excellence Centers (CoE) in Ukraine «With Laser Ablation and Cooperation towards Core of Excellence» with Kharkiv Universities

Hannover Medical School
Prof. Dr. Halyna R. Shcherbata, Institute of Cell Biochemistry
Volkswagen Foundation Trilateral Partnerships – Cooperation Projects between Scholars and Scientists from Ukraine, Russia and Germany «Dissecting the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration using a Drosophila neuropathy model» with Lviv Ivan Franko National University

Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr. Petia Genkova Petkova, Jonathan Herbst und Dieter Jasper, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Bridge2ERA EaP - Programme for the integration of Eastern Partnership countries into the European Research Area «Diverschance_East – Global competence development and diversity challenges in an innovative Europe» with National I. I. Metschnikov University Odessa
Guest Research Program for Refugee Ukrainian Scholars - Volkswagen Foundation «Promotion of intercultural and refugee-specific competence for refugees and host societies during the Russia-Ukraine crisis»

University of Hildesheim
PD Dr. phil. Markus Heide, English Department/Institute of Translation Studies and Communication
ERASMUS + Capacity Building and Cooperation Partnership «The Representation of Migration in Visual Media» and «Peace Education in Ukraine and Georgia» with V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukrainian Catholic University and Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University

TIB - Leibniz Information Center for Science and Technology, University Library
Christian Hauschke, Head of Lab Group Open Research Information
Nataliia Kaliuzhna, Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research: Promoting scientific and technical cooperation with Ukraine «FAIR Research Information in Open Infrastructures» with the State Scientific and Technical Library of Ukraine (SSTL of Ukraine)

15:30 - Funding initiatives and possibilities for German-Ukrainian cooperation

  • Matthias Nöllenburg, the Volkswagen Foundation (VolkswagenStiftung)
  • Dr. Oksana Seumenicht, MDC/Managing Director, German-Ukrainian Academic Society/UKRAINET
  • Vitali Bondarenko, German Aerospace Center, «European and national funding for Ukrainian researchers»
  • Dr. Svitlana Shytikova, National Erasmus+ Office Ukraine

16:15 - Coffee Break

16:45 - Keynote Lecture: Prof. Dr. Andriy Luzhetskyy «Antibiotics resistance and discovery - global grand challenges»

17:15 - Final of the 6th UKRAINET PhD Thesis Presentation Contest

  • Anastasiia Denysenko
  • Michael Martin Richter
  • Veronica Skip
  • Olya Bakina

17:30 - Musical Interlude with Anna and Svitlana Sonnyk

17:45 - Award Ceremony of the PhD Contest

18:00 - Networking dinner and cultural programme mit Mykhailo Tverdyi

Saturday, 01.10.2022
Venue: Main University Building, Room A320
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover

08:30 - Registration for Annual Meeting of the German-Ukrainian Academic Society (DUAG)

09:00 - Annual Meeting of the German-Ukrainian Academic Society (for members, participation as observer possible upon request)

10:30 - Registration for the Networking Session

11:00 - Networking Session with the representatives of Ukrainian universities, DUAG members and NGOs from Lower Saxony with focus on current and future projects and German-UKrainian and EU-wide cooperation

13:00 - Neworking Lunch

  • Info-Tables & Poster Sessions