First UFZ Science Days
On October 12 and 13, 2022, the UFZ Science Days took place for the first time at KUBUS in Leipzig. This new event was intended to make research at the UFZ visible and tangible for all interested employees.
In total, 350 UFZ employees had registered for the event. Approx. 50 participated via livestream.
Evaluation of the first Science Days
More than 140 people completed the form. The results can be found below. Based on these results, the TBL Board, in its meeting on November, 23, decided to organise UFZ Science Days also in 2023 and to also use the format to systematically prepare the upcoming evaluations (scientific evaluation of UFZ in 2025 and strategic evaluation for PoF V in 2026).
The goals of the UFZ Science Days were
- to present and discuss inspiring science from the six Integration Platforms (IPs),
- to stimulate internal UFZ exchange on research and products from Program-oriented Funding (PoF), and
- to develop collaborations within the UFZ.
To achieve the goals, entertaining and inspiring presentation, discussion and exchange formats were prepared, e.g. flash talks by different scientists, workshops, lab tours and a science marketplace. Some UFZ scientists also reported on their experiences in national and international initiatives as well as in large integrative research projects.