The 6th Berlin Science Week reaches a new milestone – the international science festival kicks off with a programme of over 200 events digitally and on-site, as well as 500 speakers from around the world.
Berlin, 20 October 2021. The 6th Berlin Science Week will take place from 1-10 November 2021. The Festival programme includes over 200 digital and on-site events with 500 speakers from around the world. The Berlin Science Week Campus at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin will host hybrid events and on-site exhibitions on 5 and 6 November. The full programme is available at berlinscienceweek.com/programme.
Since events such as Brexit or the Corona pandemic, Berlin’s international importance as a location for science and research has continued to grow. The inauguration of the “WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence” at the Charité campus underlines this same as the OX/BER Reserach Partnership or the recent establishment of the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP) at the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences.
“The pandemic has shown how indispensable international cooperation is for dealing with global crises and how crucial communicating scientific findings and their extraction process in an understandable way is for the public” – emphasizes the Governing Mayor of Berlin and Senator for Science and Research, Michael Müller.
The Festival team turned the Corona-related digitalization of the last year to its advantage to further expand its international network. Says Jürgen Mlynek, coordinator of Berlin Science Week: “The mission of Berlin Science Week, to make science tangible for everyone, is more important today than ever. We can only achieve this if we tackle this task as an international community. We are delighted to have even more outstanding knowledge creators and research institutions at our side this year – both digitally and in person.“
Since 2016, Berlin Science Week has established itself as an important international platform for scientific organizations from Germany and abroad to present their research in Berlin. Important questions about climate change, the future of work or diversity in science are the focus and are debated in and with the public. The Festival programme includes a range of formats such as panel talks, workshops, science slams, exhibitions, performances, and livestreams, which are available to all registered visitors.
About Berlin Science Week
Berlin Science Week is a 10-day international festival that brings together the world’s most innovative scientific organizations in Berlin and online to celebrate science and facilitate an open and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and knowledge. With thousands of participants, it is one of the largest science events and takes place annually from November 1-10.
Berlin Science Week is organized with the support of the Senate Chancellery – Science and Research and Berlin Partner for Business and Technology. The festival is coordinated by the non-profit Falling Walls Foundation.
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