PGSB has teamed up with Dr. Gabi Kratochwil, an expert in business relations and communication between Arab and German partners to offer a series of webinars to PGSB members at the student and staff level including scientific researchers.
The interactive webinars rely on a combination of lectures and teamwork to provide insight into the fundamental similarities and differences between the two cultures, while also focusing on the fact that individuals do not necessarily fit into cultural stereotypes.
The goal of the webinars is to improve scientific collaboration by strengthening understanding of our partners and providing dialogue that can help to establish common ground. Topics that have been covered in the webinars until now include: intercultural teambuilding for research collaborations, third-party funding and innovation management for scientists, and support of young researchers through structured programs and mobility grants.
PGSB received several requests to continue the webinar series and are taking steps to do so in the near future.