Background


Researchers and scientists coming to Germany as refugees have limited opportunities to deal with research topics or none at all. Besides the individual difficulties caused by such situation, it is also a loss of research capacity for the respective scientific field. The online platform www.chance-for-science.de aims at facilitating the access to German universities and colleagues of the same research field for scientists who fled to Germany.

Academics in professional life and students will lose their knowledge if it can no longer be applied. Through networking with expert colleagues and fellow students in Germany an opportunity should be offered to counteract this loss of knowledge.

The Platform


By creating an online account and providing information on previous research work and research interests, scientists of German research institutions and scientists who fled to Germany can use the platform to match research interests and communicate with each other. Recently we extended the platform for fled academics/students and academics/students living in Germany, who want to have an exchange about their subject/field of activity.

Objective


Scientists of German research institutions support fled scientist to continue their research while they also benefit from the exchange of knowledge. This could be for instance:

  • providing access to literature/to libraries
  • offering invitations to events of the research institutions
  • offering invitations to guest lectures at universities
  • conducting joint publications
  • offering scientific exchange via occasional skype-appointments

 Academics in professional life and students may exchange their expertise by networking.


To download the information-flyer please click the links below:

Information-flyer: German, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Russian, Turkish, Greek.

 

Press


Chance for Science featured by NPR radio on "[how] to keep intellectual capital — and human capital — from going to waste".

Source: http://npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/02/09/513700808/while-others-saw-refugees-this-german-professor-saw-human-potential 

Support


If you want to support our project, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for helping with your donation.

Bank information

Recipient:

Chance for Science gUG (haftungsbeschränkt)

Bank:

Stadtsparkasse Augsburg

IBAN:

DE07 7205 0000 0251 3949 61

BIC:

AUGSDE77

Reference:

„gefluechtete Wissenschaftler“

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On our own behalf


This project is an initiative of Prof. Dr. Carmen Bachmann.
The implementation is carried out by a small team of volunteers and without funding.

We are pleased about the positive feedback and want to thank all users for their trust and support.
The purpose of this platform is to open up opportunities. Thereby it is important to us that the functions of the platform are attuned to your needs.
We ask for your understanding if anything does not function as well as you would expect it from a mature, large social network.
Please support us if you notice any mistakes. For this purpose you can find a link "report mistake" in the right corner on the bottom of each page.
Our team is working with high pressure to further develop this platform.

Thank you very much!