Second Round of PIER Innovation Lunch Talks

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With the new year slowly coming into full swing, PIER is pleased to announce the second round of the PIER Innovation Lunch Talks! The opening talk will take place on 21 February 2019, 12 noon. Under the title of “The Ideal Startup Team: Does It Really Exist?”, Hanno Kellner of Wirtschafts-Senioren-Beraten e.V.will talk about the types of people and personalities that are ...


PIER PhD Reception 2018

The audience enjoys the PIER PhD reception 2019. Photograph: Marion Stange/UHH

This year's PIER PhD reception took place on 11 December in the foyer of Hamburg's Center for Free-Electron Laser Science. More than 120 PhD students, their supervisors, friends, relatives, and staff from both DESY and Universität Hamburg (UHH) attended this year's reception to welcome all new doctoral candidates and to honour the graduates of the PIER ...


Fixed roles and how to become more diverse

Social psychologist Prof. Juliane Degner is an expert on stereotypes and prejudices. Photograph: DESY/Marta Mayer

German-English event organized by CUI together with DESY-GB and PIER examined stereotypes and biases from different perspectives. Stereotypes are a huge obstacle for developing an equal society. Back in the 1970s already, the persons in charge of the Boston Symphony Orchestra wondered, why there were almost only men in the orchestra – although women could play just as ...


Get to know PIER!

Our info film provides a brief overview of the PIER activities and program offers.

PIER Dates

18 Jan. 2019 09:30
Chaired by: Alexander Schiller
Location: 456, building 25f
21 Jan. 2019 to 22 Jan. 2019
23 Jan. 2019 10:00
Location: building 61 (PIER Office), room 116
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Research Funding

With the PIER Idea Fund, Universität Hamburg and DESY promote the development of future joint research projects.



PIER offers a variety of event formats and activities in order to foster an innovation-friendly culture on the Hamburg Bahrenfeld campus.



PIER Helmholtz Graduate School (PHGS) offers a wide variety of services for PhD students on the Hamburg Bahrenfeld campus.