Public Lecture Series: Academic Inspiration & Mentoring Project (AIM) for Supporting Sudanese Researchers

The ongoing violent political conflict in Sudan has affected the professional careers of many young Sudanese researchers. This conflict has rendered numerous academic institutions inoperable and displaced countless individuals, including many scientists and scholars. The AIM project offers support and guidance to young Sudanese researchers who are affected by the current political crisis in Sudan through a series of three public lectures and six weeks of a tailor-made mentorship program.

This public lecture series fosters a resilient, connected, and mutually supportive Sudanese academic community. Outstanding Sudanese scientists and scholars deliver inspiring public lectures where participants will learn strategies for navigating through challenging times.

The public lectures will cover the following topics: 

Surviving & Thriving as Young Researchers in Times of Crises
Prof. Dr. Ahmed Siddig, University of Khartoum& Harvard University, USA
25 June 2024, 2 pm - 4 pm CAT/CET

Opening Remarks

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Siddig,  University of Khartoum, Sudan & Harvard University, USA, Dr. Kristin Kliemt, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Germany

Welcome Addresses

Prof. Dr. Yousif Elnour Yagoub, Dean Faculty of Forestry, University of Khartoum, Sudan, Prof. Dr. Ahmed Modawi, Vice Chancellor, University of Khartoum, Sudan

Introductions of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA)

Prof. Dr. Lobna Said, AGYA Co-President, Nile University, Egypt, Prof. Dr. Sasha Hein, AGYA Co-President, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Overview on AIM: Goals and Expectations 

Naseldeen Gadallah, AIM Project Assistant

Keynote Speech: Surviving & Thriving as Young Scientist in Times of Crises

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Siddig, University of Khartoum, Sudan & Harvard University, USA

Open Discussion & Final Remarks

Moderation: Ahmed Hasoba, AIM, Project Assistant

Young Women Researchers in Conflict Zones
Prof. Dr. Tyseer Elhadi Omer, University of Khartoum, Sudan
9 July 2024, 2 pm - 4 pm CAT/CET

Researchers as Peace Makers
Prof. Dr. Tilal Sayed Abdelhalim, Biotechnology and Biosafety Research Center, Sudan
16 July 2024, 2 pm - 4 pm CAT/CET

These lectures offer a unique opportunity to expand the international academic network of the participants, gain valuable insights, and draw inspiration from expert discussions. Open to all Sudanese researchers and academic enthusiasts, this series aims to equip attendees with the knowledge and connections to make a positive impact.

Join us in fostering resilient and connected academic communities!

To attend please register through the following link 

Date: 25 June - 16 July 2024

Time: 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Main Visual: Two connected brains