Jul 26, 2021
Work starts at BR50 Office
BR50 sees itself as a network that facilitates coordination between non-university research institutions; that provides a central point of contact for the Berlin Senate Administration, Berlin’s universities and other actors in society and politics; and that promotes international networking in the Brain City Berlin.
And yet cooperation necessitates coordination. Gregor Hofmann recently took up his position as one of two officers of the BR50 Office. Gregor Hofmann, who has a PhD in Political Science, was previously engaged as Advisor to the Executive Director of the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF). Based at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB), his future role will involve representing the BR50 branch in Berlin-Mitte and supporting the BR50 Coordinators and BR50 Interest Groups in their work. A second position at the BR50 Office located at the Forschungsverbund Berlin in Adlershof will start work shortly.
Berlin Research 50
Berlin Research 50, or BR50 for short, was established around a year ago, on February 18, 2020. The joint initiative now includes virtually all non-university institutes and centers in the Berlin metropolitan area, including institutes from major scientific organizations such as the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Helmholtz Association, the Leibniz Association and the Max Planck Society, as well as the federal government research institutes and the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation. The two offices are funded by the State of Berlin.
If you have any questions or suggestions, simply contact the BR50 Office: Dr. Gregor Hofmann, BR50 Branch in Berlin-Mitte, gregor.hofmann[at]wzb[dot]eu