Lower Saxony – Scotland Joint Forum 2024:
The Jubilee Edition

10 + 11 June 2024

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It is with great pleasure that we announce the fifth edition of the Lower Saxony – Scotland Joint Forum, taking place on Monday, 10 and Tuesday, 11 June 2024!
Please find the Official Invitation here.

Registration is now open!

Why attend?

Network

Connect with academics, staff and students from renowned higher education institutions, politicians and experts from industry in both regions.

Collaborate

Explore avenues for interdisciplinary cooperation and initiate research partnerships.

Learn

Gain insights from experts, discover innovative projects, and expand your knowledge horizon.

Engage

Participate in discussions, exchange ideas, and be part of shaping the future of academia.

Photos: Moritz Küstner

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Open Call for Workshop Proposals

Use the Joint Forum as your platform for sharing knowledge and creating synergies!

Click here to download the Open Call.
Click here to download the Workshop Proposal Template

Programme – Day 1 (Forum, Libeskind Building)

1:30 pm CEST

Arrival, Registration, and Coffee

2 pm CEST

Welcome Address

Prof. Dr. Jörg Philipp Terhechte

Academic Director, European Centre for Advanced Studies

Prof. Dr. James Conroy 

Academic Director, European Centre for Advanced Studies

Falko Mohrs

Minister for Science and Culture, Lower Saxonian Government (video message)

Graeme Dey

Minister for Higher and Further Education, Scottish Government (video message)

2:20 pm CEST

Panel I: Energy and Beyond: An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Lower Saxonian and Scottish Energy Transformation


Moderation:

Prof. Dr. Gioia Falcone

Rankine Chair of Energy Engineering, University of Glasgow

Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Daniel Friedrich

Chair of Energy Systems, University of Edinburgh

Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert

Head of the Energy, Transport and Environment Department, German Institute for Economic Research

Angelique Mesch

Green Hydrogen Pursuit Leader, Schneider Electric

Stephan Barth

Managing Director, ForWind

Dr. Alexander Bedrunka

Hydrogen Specialist, Climate Protection and Energy Agency Lower Saxony 

4 pm CEST

Coffee Break

4:30 pm CEST

Panel II – Academic Exchange, Network Building and Beyond: How Do We
Best Position Our Institutions and Researchers for the Future?

Moderation:

Prof. Dr. Markus Reihlen

Vice President for the Graduate School, , Scientific Qualification, and Teacher Training, Leuphana

University Lüneburg

Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Anne H. Anderson

Vice President for Research, The Royal Society of Edinburgh

Prof. Dr. Jörg Philipp Terhechte

Academic Director, European Centre for Advanced Studies

5:45 pm CEST

Closing Remark

Moritz Dütemeyer

Head of Division Europe, International Affairs, Lower Saxonian Ministry of Science and Culture

6 pm CEST

Reception

Musical Accompaniment:

William Radford

Saxophonist, Leuphana University Lüneburg

Konstantin Egensperger

Piano, Leuphana University Lüneburg

7:30 pm CEST

Optional & Self-Paying Dinner

Programme – Day 2 (6th Floor, libeskind building)

9:30 am CEST

Arrival & Registration

10 am CEST

Welcome Address (Room C.40.601)

Moritz Dütemeyer
Head of Division Europe, International Affairs, Lower Saxonian Ministry of Science and Culture

 

Welcome Address (Room C.40.606)

Prof. Dr. Anne H Anderson
Vice President for Research, The Royal Society of Edinburgh

 

10:15 am CEST

Workshop I

USE-LESS in Scotland and Lower Saxony:

Experiences and Reports From a Look Behind

the Scenes of Local Textile Production in

Scotland

Hosts:

Dr. Britta Kalkreuter
Associate Professor for Design Studies and Director of Research, School of Textiles and Design, Heriot-Watt University

Josie Steed
Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge, Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University

Maria Silies
Research Assistant, USE-LESS Centre for Sustainable Strategies

Jule Eidam
Research Assistant, USE-LESS Centre for Sustainable Strategies

 

Workshop II

Making Infection Prevention and Control

more Sustainable

Hosts:

Anna Bludau
Researcher, Department of Infection Control and Infectious Diseases, University Medical Center Göttingen

Prof. Dr. Axel Kramer
Consultant, Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, University Medicine Greifswald

Anna Munro
Nurse Manager, ARHAI (Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection) Scotland

Nicolás Reinoso Schiller
Researcher, Department of Infection Prevention and Control, University Medical Center Göttingen

Paul Weaving
Nurse Consultant, NHS Scotland Assure and ARHAI Scotland

Prof. Dr. Simone Scheithauer
Director, Department of Infection Control and Infectious, University Medical Center Göttingen

Prof. Dr. Susanne Moebus 
Head, Institute for Urban Public Health, University Hospital Essen

12:15 pm CEST

Lunch Break

1:30 pm CEST

Workshop III

Sustainable Supply Chains: Risks in Green

Technology Transformations

Hosts:

Stephanie de Sousa Vieira
Fellow, Joachim Herz Doctoral School of Law, Leuphana University of Lüneburg

Saumya Raval
Fellow, Joachim Herz Doctoral School of Law, Leuphana University of Lüneburg

Dr. Bennett Collins
Lecturer (in Comparative Politics), Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen

Dr. Matthias Packeiser
Academic Manager, Joachim Herz Doctoral School of Law, Leuphana University Lüneburg

Workshop IV

Who Attends University, Who Doesn’t, and

What Should We Do About It? Social

Mobility and Patterns of Higher Education

Representation in Scotland and Lower

Saxony

Hosts:

Dr. Stephanie McKendry
Deputy Director of Student Experience, University of Strathclyde

Kelly Stewart
Researcher, Institute of Education, University of Strathclyde

3:30 pm CEST

Closing Address

Christoph Kleineberg

Managing Director, European Centre for Advanced Studies

Karolina Michniewicz

Academic Coordinator, European Centre for Advanced Studies

About

The Joint Forum is a two-day networking event organised by the European Centre for Advanced Studies (ECAS) in partnership with Leuphana University Lüneburg (Leuphana) and the University of Glasgow (UofG). It aims to bring together all members from the different higher education institutions in Lower Saxony and Scotland.

With annual attendance figures of over 300 participants, the Joint Forum has proven to be an event that not only provides the opportunity to intensify existing cooperations but also to establish new ones. Going far beyond the event, these collaborations have contributed to the development of a solid

network between the Lower Saxonian and Scottish higher education institutions also including other actors such as industry and politics.

In the past two years, follow-up activities such as the Lower Saxony – Scotland Tandem Fellowship Programme or the development of the first joint White Paper prove that the academic regions of Lower Saxony and Scotland flourish from the engagement in mutual exchange and share more commonalities than merely both being located at the North Sea.

Venue

The jubilee edition of the Lower Saxony – Scotland Joint Forum 2024 will be held in the Central Building of Leuphana University Lüneburg.

The building of concrete, glass and steel was designed by Daniel Libeskind together with students of Leuphana University and is considered a milestone in the dynamic and sustainable campus development. With its architecture, the building is intended to create a contrast to the linear structure of the former barracks. In the context of the history of the campus, the building stands for hope, courage, and a notion of new beginnings. Thus, the Central Building is the perfect location for the Joint Forum to foster the academic collaboration between Scotland and Lower Saxony.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Lüneburg!

Visit www.leuphana.de for more information about the University and its campus!

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Travel Guidance and tips

To assist you in planning your travel arrangements for the Joint Forum 2024, we have compiled examples of the most efficient routes originating from the three major airports in Lower Saxony and neighboring regions (Bremen; Hamburg; Hanover). These routes extend to the respective main railway stations in these cities and ultimately to Lüneburg, where the journeys conclude at the event venue, Leuphana University Lüneburg.

For comprehensive information on regional travel options and schedules, we advise downloading the recommended applications for local commuting below. These tools enable convenient purchase of digital tickets, ensuring you are well-prepared for your journey. For booking Deutsche Bahn trains (e.g. ICE), we recommend using the DB Navigator app (Android or iOS)

From Bremen to Lüneburg

BSAG app (Android or iOS)

Step 1:
At the airport, board the S-Bahn line S6, heading towards Universität. Depart from the stop called Bremen Flughafen and disembark at Blumenthalstraße station, approximately 18 minutes later. Walk to the Bremen main railway station (4 minutes).

Step 2:
Transition to a regional train (Metronom) followed by an ICE train (Deutsche Bahn), totaling approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, including transfer time.

  • Board the Metronom Line RE4 bound for Hamburg-Harburg at Bremen Hbf. Disembark at Hamburg-Harburg station.
  • Transfer to the ICE Line 1579, heading towards Karlsruhe Hbf at Hamburg-Harburg. Complete the journey by alighting at Lüneburg railway station.

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Embark on an ICE train (Deutsche Bahn) followed by a regional train (Metronom), totaling approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, including transfer time.

  • Board ICE Line 618 bound for Kiel Hbf or ICE Line 208 bound for Ostseebad Binz at Bremen Hbf. Disembark at Hamburg-Harburg station.
  • Transfer to Metronom Line RE3, heading towards Uelzen at Hamburg-Harburg. Complete the journey by alighting at railway station in Lüneburg.

Step 3:
Board the university shuttle bus, a regular city bus or alternatively a Taxi / Uber at the railway station in Lüneburg for onward travel as listed below:

  • Option 1:
    Board the university shuttle bus line 5001 towards Leuphana from Area 13 at Bf. Lüneburg (ZOB). Disembark at Leuphana. Travel time is approximately 12 minutes.
  • Option 2:
    Board a city bus line 5011 towards Eintracht-Sportplatz from Area 12 at Bf. Lüneburg (ZOB). Disembark at Blücherstraße (Uni). Travel time is approximately 20 minutes.
  • Option 3:
    Board a city bus 5012 towards Bernhard-Reimann-Straße from Area 10 at Bf. Lüneburg (ZOB). Disembark at Universitätsallee. Travel time is approximately 20 minutes.
  • Option 4:
    Board a city bus 5020 towards Deutsch Evern, Schützenstraße from Area 7 at Bf. Lüneburg (ZOB). Disembark at Universitätsallee. Travel time is approximately 18 minutes.
  • Option 5:
    Board a city bus 5600 towards Embsen, Schulzentrum from Area 14 at Bf. Lüneburg (ZOB). Disembark at Universitätsallee. Travel time is approximately 18 minutes.
  • Option 6:
    Board a city bus 5606 towards Melbeck, Gymnasium from Area 14 at Bf. Lüneburg (ZOB). Disembark at Universitätsallee. Travel time is approximately 12 minutes.

(The bus stops near the university campus are indicated on the map provided above) 

 

From Hamburg to Lüneburg

HVV app (Android or iOS)

Step 1:
At the airport, board the S-Bahn line S1, heading towards Wedel. Depart from the stop called Hamburg Airport (Flughafen) and disembark at Hamburg Hbf station, approximately 24 minutes later.

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Book a Moia ridesharing service, available on demand via Android or iOS.

Step 2:
Take the RE3 (Metronom) heading towards Uelzen at the main railway station in Hamburg and disembark at the railway station in Lüneburg, approximately 30 minutes later.

Step 3:
Board the university shuttle bus, a regular city bus or alternatively a Taxi / Uber at the railway station in Lüneburg for onward travel as listed below:

  • Option 1:
    Board the university shuttle bus line 5001 towards Leuphana from Area 13 at Bf. Lüneburg (ZOB). Disembark at Leuphana. Travel time is approximately 12 minutes.
  • Option 2:
    Board a city bus line 5011 towards Eintracht-Sportplatz from Area 12 at Bf. Lüneburg (ZOB). Disembark at Blücherstraße (Uni). Travel time is approximately 20 minutes.
  • Option 3:
    Board a city bus 5012 towards Bernhard-Reimann-Straße from Area 10 at Bf. Lüneburg (ZOB). Disembark at Universitätsallee. Travel time is approximately 20 minutes.
  • Option 4:
    Board a city bus 5020 towards Deutsch Evern, Schützenstraße from Area 7 at Bf. Lüneburg (ZOB). Disembark at Universitätsallee. Travel time is approximately 18 minutes.
  • Option 5:
    Board a city bus 5600 towards Embsen, Schulzentrum from Area 14 at Bf. Lüneburg (ZOB). Disembark at Universitätsallee. Travel time is approximately 18 minutes.
  • Option 6:
    Board a city bus 5606 towards Melbeck, Gymnasium from Area 14 at Bf. Lüneburg (ZOB). Disembark at Universitätsallee. Travel time is approximately 12 minutes.

(The bus stops near the university campus are indicated on the map provided above) 

 

From Hannover to Lüneburg

GVH app (Android or iOS)

Step 1:
At the airport, board the S-Bahn line S5, heading towards Paderborn Hbf. Depart from the stop called Hannover Flughafen and disembark at Hannover Hbf, approximately 17 minutes later.

or
Book a Moia ridesharing service, available on demand via Android or iOS.

Step 2:
For a direct journey, take the ICE train (Deutsche Bahn) towards Hamburg Altona from Hannover Hbf and disembark at the railway station in Lüneburg, approximately 1 hour later.

or
Opt for a direct trip with a regional train (Metronom) on line RE3 towards Hamburg Hbf from Hannover Hbf. The travel time should take about 1 hour and 45 minutes.

or
Embark on a connecting trip with regional trains (Metronom) for approximately 2 hours of travel, including transfer time:

  • Begin with Metronom line RE2 towards Uelzen from Hannover Hbf, disembarking at Uelzen.
  • At the railways station in Uelzen transfer to Metronom line RE3 towards Hamburg Hbf. Complete the journey by alighting at railway station in Lüneburg.

Step 3:
Board the university shuttle bus, a regular city bus or alternatively a Taxi / Uber at the railway station in Lüneburg for onward travel as listed below:

  • Option 1:
    Board the university shuttle bus line 5001 towards Leuphana from Area 13 at Bf. Lüneburg (ZOB). Disembark at Leuphana. Travel time is approximately 12 minutes.
  • Option 2:
    Board a city bus line 5011 towards Eintracht-Sportplatz from Area 12 at Bf. Lüneburg (ZOB). Disembark at Blücherstraße (Uni). Travel time is approximately 20 minutes.
  • Option 3:
    Board a city bus 5012 towards Bernhard-Reimann-Straße from Area 10 at Bf. Lüneburg (ZOB). Disembark at Universitätsallee. Travel time is approximately 20 minutes.
  • Option 4:
    Board a city bus 5020 towards Deutsch Evern, Schützenstraße from Area 7 at Bf. Lüneburg (ZOB). Disembark at Universitätsallee. Travel time is approximately 18 minutes.
  • Option 5:
    Board a city bus 5600 towards Embsen, Schulzentrum from Area 14 at Bf. Lüneburg (ZOB). Disembark at Universitätsallee. Travel time is approximately 18 minutes.
  • Option 6:
    Board a city bus 5606 towards Melbeck, Gymnasium from Area 14 at Bf. Lüneburg (ZOB). Disembark at Universitätsallee. Travel time is approximately 12 minutes.

(The bus stops near the university campus are indicated on the map provided above) 

Accommodation Options

Selecting suitable accommodation is an opportunity to extend the overall experience of the event, offering a space for relaxation and rejuvenation following engaging conference programme and networking opportunities.

The subsequent lists present various options for hotels as well as boarding houses, hostels and guest rooms curated to provide comfort and convenience during your stay in Lüneburg.

Hotels

einzigartig – Das kleine Hotel im Wasserviertel

  • Location: Lünertorstr. 3, 21335 Lüneburg
  • Pricing: Single room from 112,50 €

Anno 1433 Hotel Lüneburg 

  • Location: Neue Sülze 24, 21335 Lüneburg
  • Pricing: Single room from 115,50 €

Wyndberg 

  • Location: Egersdorffstraße 1a, 21335 Lüneburg
  • Pricing: Single room from 90,00 €

Hotel zum Heidkrug & Café Lil

  • Location: Am Berge 5, 21335 Lüneburg
  • Pricing: Single room from from 120,00 €

DORMERO Hotel Altes Kaufhaus

  • Location: Kaufhausstraße 5, 21335 Lüneburg
  • Pricing: Single room from 100,00 €

Hotel Bremer Hof

  • Location: Lüner Straße 12-13, 21335 Lüneburg
  • Pricing: Single room from 122,00 €

Best Western Plus Residenzhotel Lüneburg

  • Location: Munstermannskamp 10, 21335 Lüneburg
  • Pricing: Single room from 107,00 €

Bergström Hotel Lüneburg

  • Location: Bei der Lüner Mühle 3, 21335 Lüneburg
  • Pricing: Single room from 119,00 €

Seminaris Hotel Lüneburg

  • Location: Soltauer Str. 3, 21335 Lüneburg
  • Pricing: Single room from 140,00 €

B&B Hotel Lüneburg 

  • Location: An der Wittenberger Bahn 3, 21337 Lüneburg
  • Pricing: Single room from 72,00 €
Boarding Houses, Hostels, and Guest Rooms

Villa Friedenstraße 11

  • Location: Friedenstraße 11, 21335 Lüneburg
  • Pricing: Double room from 226,00 €

Altstadt Gästehaus Drewes Wale

  • Location: Auf der Altstadt 43, 21335 Lüneburg
  • Pricing: Double room from 89,00 €

Bed & Breakfast Sahara

  • Location: Reitende-Diener-Straße 3, 21335 Lüneburg
  • Pricing: Single room from 73,00 €

Gästehaus am Wasserturm

  • Location: Bei der St. Johanniskirche 5, 21335 Lüneburg
  • Pricing: Single room from from 90,00 €

Lüneburger Schrangen Suiten 1389

  • Location: Obere Schrangenstraße, 21335 Lüneburg
  • Pricing: Suite from 248,00 €

LüneMitte – An der Münze

  • Location: An der Münze, 21335 Lüneburg
  • Pricing: Suite from 157,00 €

Apartment im Herzen von Lüneburg

  • Location: Kleine Bäckerstraße, 21335 Lüneburg
  • Pricing: Apartment from 174,00 €

Zimmer im Boutique-Hotel

  • Location: b. d. St.Johanniskirche21335 Lüneburg
  • Pricing: Single room from 78,00 €

Additional Information

To enhance your experience in Lüneburg during and after the event, we have compiled a curated list of recommended restaurants and sightseeing attractions. We encourage you to explore at least one venue and item from each list to fully immerse yourself in the city’s offerings.

Download the participant information sheet:

ECAS – IDEA AND MISSION

In times of change and political uncertainty, it is essential to strengthen academic ties through developing joint projects and activities and extending one’s networks. It is ECAS’s ambition to facilitate exchange and cooperation as well as advance education and research with a strong focus on interdisciplinarity. In this way, ECAS is emblematic of the European idea.

ECAS is an independent and interdisciplinary research institute jointly run by Leuphana and the UofG. It provides academics, staff and students from Lower Saxony and Scotland with a platform to develop and carry out joint research, establish new educational programmes, pursue commercial and industrial engagements with other partners and support any other activity enhancing the bond between both regions.

FAQ

Fees

The participation in the Lower Saxony – Scotland Joint Forum 2024 is free of charge.

How do I register for the Joint Forum 2024?

Further information on the registration process will follow soon.

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