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WAITRO Event Series – Event 1

The first event of the WAITRO Event Series aims to unite different perspectives on the topic of diversity in international research. Speakers with different expertise will discuss the challenges of diversity and ways to overcome them.

Potential areas that will be explored in the context of diversity include:

  • IP Rights Distribution
  • Academic Publishing Industry
  • Geographic Funding Patterns

This roundtable will be the opening event in our series “Diversity in International Research Cooperation”. This first event will give you an introduction.

The Speakers

Dr. Tina Ruseva

CEO & Founder Mentessa, Germany

Joy Owango

TCC Training Centre in Communication, Kenya

International Science Council

Prof. Imran Rahman

Vice-Chancellor and Dean

Head of Center for Sustainable Development

University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh

Dr. Susanne Bührer-Topcu

Coordinator of Business Unit Societal Change and Innovation

Project Manager

Fraunhofer ISI, Germany

Dr. Eugenia Olguín Palacios

Editor-in-Chief of Latin American Journal of Algal and Environmental Biotechnology

INECOL, Mexico

Dr. Laura Heath-Stout

Department of Anthropology

University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA


1. Introduction

2. Opening

3. Introduction of the Speakers and Opening Statements

4. Discussion Among Speakers

5. Audience Questions

6. Closing

Don’t miss the two workshops part of this Event Series:

A Practical Introduction to Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)

Fair Research Partnerships and the Role of Intellectual Property (IP)


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