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The Rising Stars Conference

Preliminary Programme

Monday, March 21, 2022

Arrival and welcome of the Rising Stars in Freiburg


Tuesday, March 22, 2022

University of Freiburg, Kollegiengebäude 1

Scientific Conference:
Time: all day
Location: University of Freiburg, Kollegiengebäude I

Host PIs and Rising Stars will present their research, discuss future collaboration and share ideas.

The historic university building “Kollegiengebäude I” with its lecture halls provides an excellent environment for talks and discussions, and is located in the historical downtown area.


Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Scientific Conference
Time: Morning
Location: University of Freiburg, Kollegiengebäude 1

Social Activities
Time: Afternoon The Rising Stars will have the opportunity to experience the City of Freiburg or the Black Forrest

Fireside Chat
Time: Evening
The Rising Stars will meet renowned researchers and members of the University of Freiburg’s leadership (tbc).
Location: Historical Merchants Hall


Thursday, March 24, 2022

Time in the labs
The Rising Stars will spend the day with their Host Principal Investigators and their teams.

Rising Stars Night
Location: Robot Hall and Freiburg Center for Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies
Time: Evening

During the “Rising Stars Night” there will be time to chat and celebrate, and we will announce the winning teams that will be invited to participate in the Rising Stars in Residence Programme. Rising Stars selected for this programme will receive a travel stipend up to 5.000 Euros each for coming back to Freiburg for an extended research stay in summer or autumn of 2022.


Friday, March 25, 2022

Farewell of the Rising Stars and departure


Please note: The programme might be subject to change.
The health and safety of all participants is our highest priority. Therefore, all activities will be adapted to the pandemic hygiene regulations of the Federal Republic of Germany, the State of Baden-Württemberg and the University of Freiburg that will be in force in March, 2022. We currently anticipate that participation at the Rising Stars Conference can only be granted by proof of a vaccination or a daily negative and certified Covid-19 test result.