Session International S&T Partnerships: Platforms of Science Diplomacy, 11 a.m.
Scientific Advisor Deutscher Bundestag
Dr Tim Flink works as a scientific advisor to the Committee of Education, Research and Technology Assessment of the Federal Parliament of Germany, serving MP Ruppert Stüwe and the Social Democratic Party on issues of science diplomacy, EU research policy, ERASMUS, health research and research data infrastructures. He is an affiliate member of the Robert Merton Center for Science Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, where he worked as a postdoctoral researcher, lecturer and co-ordinator of the Master program Social Studies of Science. Tim is a leading international expert on science diplomacy and pioneered with the first conceptual and empirical studies in this nascent field. Further academic works cover a wide range of research and higher education policymaking issues, e.g. research integrity, university governance, EU research policymaking, and science policy advice. He also wrote the first history of the European Research Council (ERC). Prior to his academic career, Tim acted as assistant to the board of directors at the EU Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations. | Photo credits: Kim S. Gintar