Alumni to Newbees: Panel debate on “International Research Collaboration – How to make it work”


TUM Junge Akademie and TUM-GS present a panel debate with top researchers at Campus Garching.

TUM-GS at night (Image: Johannes Hofmann / TUM)

Science has become a truly global endeavor in which international networks of researchers and universities play an ever greater role. Whether they work in small international project teams or major multilateral research programs, scientists need to be able successfully cooperate with their colleagues across borders.

On Thursday, 30 November 2017, TUM Junge Akademie and TUM Graduate School cordially invite their members to an exciting panel debate on the opportunities and potential pitfalls of international research collaborations.

Top researchers will share their personal experiences and tackle some of the essential questions:

  • What are the conditions for successful international research projects?
  • Why do some collaborations fail?
  • What are the major benefits of international collaborations…
  • …and is it worth the effort? 

Our discussants are leading scientists who have gathered vast international experience throughout their careers:

  • Prof. Harald Brune, TUM Ambassador, Professor of École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Director at the Laboratory for Nanostructures at Surfaces (LNS)
  • Prof. Petra Liedl, Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin and TUM IGSSE Alumna
  • Prof. Frank-Martin Belz, Chair of Corporate Sustainability (Brewery and Food Industry) at the TUM School of Management
  • Prof. Hans-Joachim Bungartz, Chair of Scientific Computing, TUM Graduate Dean and Dean of the TUM Department of Informations

The event will take place in an informal setting on 30.11.2017, 6pm at TUM Graduate School (Boltzmannstr. 17) in Garching. Snacks and drinks will be provided. (Places are limited.)

Please register until this Sunday, 26 November 2017 via e-mail to (e-mail subject: “A2N Registration”).