Humboldt Kolleg
Global Challenges of the 21st Century

Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, Doamnei St. 12, Bucharest
18 - 22 March 2020 (postponed to 18 - 22 November 2020 due to the COVID-19 contingency)
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H.E. Mr. Cord Meier-Klodt, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Romania, Welcome speech
Humboldt Foundation invited official

Dr. Thomas Hesse, Deputy Secretary General of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, The Humboldt Foundation Programmes and Its Support for the Romanian Young Academy (RYA)

Invited Romanian officials, Short welcome speeches
  1. Prof. Marian Preda, Rector of the University of Bucharest
  2. Prof. Ioan Aurel Pop, President of the Romanian Academy
  3. Prof. Sorin Costreie, Vice-rector for University Networks and Public Relations of the University of Bucharest, Research and Education Adviser of the Romanian Prime Minister, DAAD alumnus
  4. Prof. Sergiu Nistor, ‘Ion Mincu’ University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest, Adviser of President Klaus Iohannis, Department of Culture
  5. Mrs. Iulia Matei, Secretary of State for European Affairs, Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
DAAD invited official

Mr. Michael Jaumann, Director of the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst – German Academic Exchange Service) Information Center, Bucharest, Opportunities for Research Offered by the DAAD

Invited German specialist from the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (WIKO)

Dr. Kathrin Biegger, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (WIKO), Coordinator, Projects in (South-) Eastern Europe, The ‘Pontica Magna’ Fellowship Programme at the New Europe College in Bucharest as an Example for Creating a Transregional Network

Invited participants – German experts
  1. Prof. Eva-Maria Engelen, The Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW)/ University of Konstanz, Faculty of Philosophy, Die Junge Akademie (German Young Academy) founding member, Die Junge Akademie (The German Young Academy): Looking Back at the Beginning
  2. Prof. Christian Fleischhack, University of Paderborn, Faculty of Mathematics, Die Junge Akademie (German Young Academy) former member, Die Junge Akademie (The German Young Academy): Looking Back at the Beginning
  3. Prof. Giovanni Galizia, University of Konstanz, Director of the Zukunftskolleg, Die Junge Akademie (German Young Academy) founding member, Promoting Research and Interdisciplinary Exchange for Early Career Researchers: Examples from the Zukunftskolleg in Konstanz, Germany
  4. Prof. Andreas Matzarakis, Albert Ludwig University Freiburg, Head of the Research Centre Human Biometeorology, German Meteorological Service, Short- and Long-term Climate Adaptation in Cities
Invited participants – Humboldtians
  1. Prof. Toma Albu, Simion Stoilow Institute of Mathematics, Romanian Academy, The Practical Aspects of the Mathematical Research and the Role of Humboldtian Mathematicians in Solving Current Global Challenges Round Table
  2. Prof. Marian Aprodu, Simion Stoilow Institute of Mathematics, Romanian Academy, The Practical Aspects of the Mathematical Research and the Role of Humboldtian Mathematicians in Solving Current Global Challenges Round Table
  3. Prof. Radka Argirova, Clinical Laboratory – Immunology and Molecular Diagnostics Division, Tokuda Hospital, Sofia, Global Viral Epidemics (Ebola, HIV,  Flu) in the 21th Century and Contemporary Science
  4. Prof. Alexandru Babes, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Biology, Humboldt Foundation ambassador scientist, The Humboldt Foundation Programmes and Its Support for the Romanian Young Academy (RYA)/ Transient Receptor Potential Channels Involved in Human Painful Photosensitivity Disorders
  5. Dr. Bianca Bican, Director of the Doctoral School for Linguistic and Literature Studies, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, New Research and Networking Opportunities for Young Researchers Offered by the Doctoral School for Linguistic and Literature Studies (in German)
  6. Prof. George Bondor, ‘Alexandru Ioan Cuza’ University of Iasi, Department of Philosophy, Head of the Doctoral School of Philosophy and Social-Political Sciences, How is Cohesion Possible in Europe? A Philosophical Approach
  7. Prof. Vasile Brinzanescu, Simion Stoilow Institute of Mathematics, Romanian Academy, Can We Do Research without Mathematics? The Practical Aspects of the Mathematical Research and the Role of Humboldtian Mathematicians in Solving Current Global Challenges Round Table
  8. Prof. Douglas Cairns, University of Edinburgh, Fellow of the British Academy, Humboldt Foundation Anneliese Maier award winner, ERC Advanced Grant 2018-2022, Mercator Fellow – GRK 1876 ‘Early Concepts of Man and Nature’, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, On Being a Humboldt Scholar
  9. Prof. Liana David, Simion Stoilow Institute of Mathematics, Romanian Academy, The Practical Aspects of the Mathematical Research and the Role of Humboldtian Mathematicians in Solving Current Global Challenges Round Table
  10. Prof. Dan Dumitrascu, ‘Iuliu Hatieganu’ University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj, member of the Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences, Between High Tech Medicine and Biopsychosocial Medicine: The Case of Upper Gastrointestinal Pathology
  11. Prof. Cristian Faciu, Simion Stoilow Institute of Mathematics, Romanian Academy, The Practical Aspects of the Mathematical Research and the Role of Humboldtian Mathematicians in Solving Current Global Challenges Round Table
  12. Prof. Maria-Luiza Flonta, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Biology, corresponding member of the Romanian Academy, The Neurobiology of Free Will
  13. Prof. Mircea Flonta, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Philosophy, corresponding member of the Romanian Academy, Facts and Values
  14. Prof. Radu Iordanescu, Simion Stoilow Institute of Mathematics, Romanian Academy, The Practical Aspects of the Mathematical Research and the Role of Humboldtian Mathematicians in Solving Current Global Challenges Round Table
  15. Prof. Nikolai Lazarov, Medical University of Sofia, Head of the Department of Anatomy and Histology, Institute of Neurobiology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Vice-president of the Executive Board of the Bulgarian National Science Fund, The Human Carotid Body and Adaptation to High Altitude
  16. Prof. Bogdan Murgescu, University of Bucharest, Vice-rector for Budget and Human Resources The Interdisciplinary School of Doctoral Studies at the University of Bucharest
  17. Prof. Nicolae Popa, Simion Stoilow Institute of Mathematics, Romanian Academy, The Practical Aspects of the Mathematical Research and the Role of Humboldtian Mathematicians in Solving Current Global Challenges Round Table
  18. Prof. Dorin Popescu, Simion Stoilow Institute of Mathematics, Romanian Academy, The Practical Aspects of the Mathematical Research and the Role of Humboldtian Mathematicians in Solving Current Global Challenges Round Table
  19. Dr. Diana Stanciu, University of Bucharest/ Gerda Henkel fellow at the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW), Capabilities, Conscious Agency and Moral Decision Making
  20. Dr. Chiara Thumiger, Christian Albrechts University of Kiel, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Excellence Cluster ROOTS, Mental Health and the Idea of ‘Progress’: Some Problems from the Dialogue between Ancient and Modern Medicine
  21. Prof. Dan Tiba, Simion Stoilow Institute of Mathematics, Romanian Academy, The Practical Aspects of the Mathematical Research and the Role of Humboldtian Mathematicians in Solving Current Global Challenges Round Table
  22. Dr. Alina Tigau, University of Bucharest, Programme Coordinator of the ‘Open Mind’ International Master in Cognitive Science, The ‘Open Mind’ Programme at the University of Bucharest
  23. Prof. Violeta Velikova, Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Implication of Biogenic Isoprenoids in Climate Change and Plant Protection
  24. Prof. Daniel Vizman, Dean of the Faculty of Physics, West University, Timisoara, Crystals: Key Elements in Modern (Green) Technologies
Invited participants – senior researchers
  1. Dr. Mihai Adamescu, University of Bucharest, Research Centre in Systems Ecology and Sustainability (RCSES), Anthropogenic Impact on Ecosystem Services within the Climate Change Context
  2. Dr. Bogdan Antonescu, National Institute of Research and Development for Optoelectronics, Bucharest/ Romanian Association for Applied Meteorology and Education, Climate Change and Extreme Weather: Science, Impact, and Environmental Protection
  3. Prof. Anita Avramides, University of Oxford, Faculty of Philosophy, St. Hilda’s College, Understanding Agency
  4. Dr. Christoph Bublitz, University of Hamburg, Faculty of Law, Neurotechnologies and the Boundary of the Person
  5. Prof. Sorin Cheval, ‘Henri Coandă’ Air Force Academy, Brașov/ National Meteorological Administration, Bucharest/ Research Institute of the University of Bucharest, Urban Climate and Climate Change Challenges in South-Eastern Europe
  6. Dr. Sorin Constantin, Terrasigna, Bucharest/ Research Institute of the University of Bucharest, Assessment of Particulate Organic Carbon in Marine Basins Based on Satellite Information
  7. Prof. Christian Coseru, College of Charleston, SC, USA, Department of Philosophy, Naturalized Citizen: Personal Identity, Cosmopolitanism, and the Nation State
  8. Prof. Daniel David, ‘Aaron T. Beck’ Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy and Rector of the Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj / Adjunct Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York/ Head of Research Programme at the Albert Ellis Institute, New York, Technology and Psychology: Implications for Counseling and Psychoterapy
  9. Prof. Serban Davidescu, Director of the ‘Marin Dracea’ National Institute for Research and Development in Forestry – Brasov Research Station, Water Resources Vulnerability under Climate and Land Use Change
  10. Prof. Ian Durham, St. Anselm College, NH, USA, Chair of the Physics Department, American Physical Society, On the Freedom to Choose: Adaptive Free Will in a Complex World
  11. Prof. Rainer Maria Kiesow, EHESS Paris, Director of the Centre Georg Simmel – Recherches franco-allemandes en sciences sociales, Die Junge Akademie (German Young Academy) founding member, Law and Judgment – And What about Democracy?
  12. Prof. Victor Neumann, West University, Timisoara, Director of the Timisoara Museum of Arts, Conceptualizing Modernity in Multi- and Intercultural Spaces: The Case of Central and Eastern Europe
  13. Dr. Andre Santos Nouri, Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Bilkent University, Ankara, The Use of Wholesome Human Thermo-physiological Indices to Access Existing and Future Thermal Risk Factors Associated to Climate Change
  14. Dr. Ioana Podina, University of Bucharest, Head of the Laboratory of Cognitive Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Increasing Quality of Life and Access to Mental Health Services through Cutting-edge Technology and Artificial Intelligence
  15. Dr. Alexandru Simon, Romanian Academy – Cluj Branch, Upgrading Memory through Digital Humanities towards Cohesion in Romanian History
  16. Prof. Emanuel Socaciu, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Philosophy, Director of the Research Centre for Applied Ethics, The Ethics of Using Algorithms to Predict Individual Behaviour
Invited participants – junior researchers
  1. Irina Bogdan, PhD student, University of Bucharest, Political Science Department, The Arab Waves of Migration to Europe and Their Impact on European Societies
  2. Denisa Caculidis, PhD student, Department of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest, How Cognitive Biases and Depression May Interact in Social-Economic Decision Making
  3. Dr. Andrej Ceglar, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Climate Change Hotspots in Europe: Implications for Food Security
  4. Dr. Mihaela Constantinescu, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Philosophy, Research Center for Applied Ethics, Morally Responsible AI? Limits & Boundaries
  5. Dr. Laurentiu Gheorghe, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Philosophy, Big Data and the Limits of Political Freedom
  6. Dr. Toni Gibea, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Philosophy, Research Center for Applied Ethics, Institutional Responsibility for Big Data Research
  7. Dr. Alina Hossu, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Geography, Centre for Environmental Research and Impact Studies, Local Environmental Action Plans Quality: Addressing the Rational and Communicative Perspectives
  8. Dr. Johannes Kleiner, Munich Centre for Mathematical Philosophy, Ludwig Maximilian University/ Basic Research Community for Physics (BRCP), Leipzig, Models of Consciousness: Perspectives on an Emerging Field of Applied Mathematics
  9. DI Bernadette Kropf, PhD student, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Department of Economics and Social Sciences, Institute for Sustainable Economic Development, Water-Energy-Land: A Cross-sectoral Perspective to Encourage Sustainable Use of Limited Resources under Changing Climate Conditions in a Semi-arid Region
  10. Andreea Luca, PhD student, Laboratory of Cognitive Clinical Sciences, Department of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest, The Relationship between Disgust Sensitivity and the Severity of Moral Evaluations: The Effect of Intentionality and its Outcome in the Current Social Context
  11. Mirabela Marin, ‘Marin Dracea’ National Institute for Research and Development in Forestry/ PhD student at the Transilvania University, Brasov, Water Resources Vulnerability under Climate and Land Use Change
  12. Dr. Antonio Momoc, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences, Director of the Cultural Anthropology and Communication Department, From the Gutenberg Galaxy to the Zuckerberg Galaxy: New Media and Liberal Democracy
  13. Magda Rosu, MA in Behavioural Economics, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Administration and Business, Can Honesty Be Nudged to Fight Corruption? The Classic vs. Behavioural Approach to Policy
  14. Calin Stanciu, PhD student, University of Bucharest, Political Science Department, Implementing the Istanbul Convention on Equality of Chances and Prevention of Domestic Violence in Romania
  15. Stefan Turcu, PhD student, University of Bucharest, Political Science Department, Regaining Cohesion after the Conflicting Memories of the Romanian Communist Regime
  16. Dr. Radu Uszkai, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences, Moral or Institutional Enhancement? Two Ways of Thinking about the Future of Democracy
  17. Dr. Alexandra Varga, Romanian Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy, More Logic for Less Intolerance of Uncertainty: Evidence-based Therapeutic Approches to Socially Relevant Anxiety Disorders

+ the first 20 RYA members (selected until September 2020)


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