How To: Plan a Retreat during a Pandemic?

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At the end of August 2020 Diana Armbruster approached the PhD students of the CRC and asked for volunteers to organize their first retreat within the Hybrid Societies CRC. At first it seemed, like none had time to organize an event for 38 attendees – everyone was confronted with a wide variety of tasks, such […]


Different from normal

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In addition to the Autumn School of the Collaboration Research Center (CRC) in November, the first PhD students retreat will take place in December this year. Normally, I imagine we would meet in a nice place, work in groups on different tables, having lunch together; intensify first interdisciplinary collaborations within the CRC and afterwards having […]


Back to School

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This year’s long delayed CRC Autumn School will take place on November 19 and 20. In every other year, invited international experts and CRC members would gather on site in Chemnitz for two days of lectures, poster presentations, discussions, initiation of cooperations, and development of new project ideas. During the breaks and in the evening they would […]



Herding Cats

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One collaborative research center—eight cooperating faculties. Researchers with varied academic backgrounds using diverse approaches to investigate how humans and artificial bodies may best interact. An important element in this multifaceted endeavor is the support and promotion of young scientists. The graduate program (MGK) of the collaborative research center (CRC) Hybrid Societies will support them in acquiring key […]


Einen Forschungs­verbund managen – in Zeiten von Corona doppelt herausfordernd

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15 Teilprojekte, zwei Querschnittsprojekte und drei Projekte, die sich mit der Koordination der Graduiertenschule, des Datenmanagements und der Öffentlichkeitsarbeit beschäftigen. Mehr als 80 Personen, deren Arbeit aufeinander abgestimmt und gefördert werden muss, sodass aus einer Ansammlung kleinteiliger Projektarbeiten ein interdisziplinärer, hochgradig kollaborativ agierender Forschungsverbund wird, der aus mehr als der Summe seiner Teile besteht. Klingt […]