The Oxford | Berlin research collaboration has been growing and developing over the last few years. We are delighted to welcome Professor Çiğdem İşsever as the Berlin University Alliance's first Academic Director for the partnership.
Professor İşsever took on this position in January 2021. She heads the Experimental High Energy Group at the Humboldt University of Berlin as well as the Particle Physics Group at DESY (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchroton), a research centre of the Helmholtz foundation. Her ongoing collaboration with the ATLAS Group at the University of Oxford's Department of Physics makes her an ideal candidate to bring Oxford and Berlin closer together, facilitate academic exchange and collaboration as well as joint projects between the University of Oxford and the Berlin University Alliance.
Çiğdem İşsever is looking forward to her new role: "I am very pleased to develop the partnership between the Berlin University Alliance and the University of Oxford where I worked for 15 years. I am convinced that our research cooperation and our joint Centre for Advanced Studies will play a significant role in helping us understand the big societal challenges of our time."