A festival focusing on research – Berlin as a meeting point for the world of science

Zurich Heart bei der Berlin Science Week 2017, © Jan Welchering

Science for all – Berlin Science Week brings people together

When international experts from all kinds of different disciplines are invited to speak at science events in Berlin, that can only mean one thing: Berlin Science Week is back. 

Since 2016, foundations, organisations and companies have invited visitors for a week of exchanges and networking in the science hub Berlin every year.

Berlin Science Week is not only aimed at researchers – it’s also aimed at anyone who’s enthusiastic about science.


Berlin Science Week brings together all kinds of events: science in all its guises – in the centre of the city, over 10 days. The star power of this science event in the heart of the capital radiates far beyond the German research hub and attracts international luminaries to Berlin.

In 2017, over 50 scientific events took place during Science Week. Famous institutions from the Berlin science scene, including both Berlin universities of excellence – the Free University of Berlin and Humboldt University of Berlin – were involved. The University of Waterloo (Canada, Waterloo), Northwestern University (USA, Illinois) and ETH Zurich (Switzerland, Zurich) were also present as partners. The participation of Prof. W. E. Moerner from Stanford University (winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry) highlights Berlin’s reputation as a scientific metropolis in the heart of Europe.


Berlin Science Week at a glance:

  • 10 days in November
  • different locations in Berlin
  • an insight into research projects worldwide
  • talks, panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions, etc.
  • for researchers and those interested in science
  • national and international science and research institutions
  • ‘Berlinale for Science’


From students to Nobel Prize winners: every voice encourages connections. Brain City Berlin thrives on this diversity – and on dialogue. That's why you are also warmly invited to attend the next Berlin Science Week. Stay up to date and get all the latest news on the upcoming Berlin Science Week with Brain City’s Berlin Stories Journal.

Berlin Science Week is made possible by the support of the Bürgermeisters und der Senatskanzlei - Wissenschaft und Forschung. The Falling Walls Foundation is responsible for coordinating the Science Week.