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2019 Biennial Symposium | Sharing Knowledge in the Spirit of Humboldt

November 22 - November 24

2019 Biennial Symposium of the Australian and New Zealand Associations of von Humboldt Fellows

The 2019 biennial symposium of the Australian (AAvHF) and New Zealand (NZAvHF) Associations of von Humboldt Fellows will be devoted to addressing pressing challenges of research communication, dissemination and impact.

The symposium aims to rethink what “sharing knowledge” means in today’s world. It will be a forum for debating the role of academic publishing, media engagement, social media, academic networks, research-industry links, interdisciplinary collaboration, and research communication in contexts of linguistic and cultural diversity.

2019 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Alexander von Humboldt, and the symposium will be an opportunity to reflect on Humboldt’s legacy. Humboldt was not only a pioneering researcher, explorer and thinker but also an extraordinary research communicator. Humboldt reminds us that conducting research has never been enough; knowledge needs to be shared to be meaningful. 

This high-powered interdisciplinary event will be particularly attractive for early and mid-career researchers wishing to connect with Humboldt Fellows from across the disciplines and interested in learning more about research funding and collaboration opportunities available in Germany.

Venue

Macquarie University
Level 3 Conference Rooms, Wally's Walk
Macquarie University, NSW Australia
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