• Berlin Science Prize 2023 award ceremony in the Berlin City Hall, Science Senator  Dr. Ina Czyborra, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Artemis Alexiadou, Dr.Dr. Kerem Böge, Kai Wegener, Governing Mayor of Berlin

    Berlin Science Prize 2023 for Artemis Alexiadou

The linguist Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Artemis Alexiadou, Professor at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and Director of the Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics (ZAS), was honoured with the Berlin Science Prize (Berliner Wissenschaftspreis) 2023 by the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Kai Wegner, yesterday in the Berlin City Hall (Rotes Rathaus). The Young Talent Prize (Nachwuchspreis) went to Dr. Dr. Kerem Böge, clinical psychologist at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

She conducts research in the field of modern grammar theory: Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Artemis Alexiadou received the Berlin Science Prize 2023 yesterday from the Governing Mayor, Kai Wegner. According to the statement, with her work she has made a decisive contribution to human language comprehension and has shaped research development internationally. Her research is particularly useful for a city like Berlin, which is characterized by bilingualism and multilingualism. The Berlin Science Prize is endowed with 40,000 euros. However, these do not benefit the prize winner directly, rather the institution at which she carried out her outstanding research.

The 10,000 euro Nachwuchspreis went to Dr. Dr. Kerem Böge for his application-oriented scientific achievements with direct patient benefit. The 33-year-old heads the “Psychotic Disorders” research department at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. As a psychologist, he has developed new therapeutic approaches for the treatment of schizophrenia and for people who have experienced fleeing. In his interdisciplinary approach, he combines quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods and actively involves people with life experience.

Kai Wegner said at the award ceremony in the ceremonial hall of the Berlin City Hall that the work of the two award winners illustrated the diversity of Berlin’s research landscape. “They strengthen Berlin as a centre of science and are role models for many young students and early career researchers.” Berlin’s Senator for Science, Dr. Ina Czyborra, also paid tribute to the outstanding achievements of Artemis Alexiadou and Kerem Böge. “Berlin is a strong location for science and research. This is also demonstrated this year by the awarding of the science prizes to two outstanding scientists whose important work in the fields of linguistics and mental health research ensures that Berlin receives the recognition it deserves as a centre of excellence.”

The Berlin Science Prize has been awarded annually since 2008. The central criterion for the award is the practical feasibility of the research. This is because the prize also aims to promote Berlin’s economic development. The Young Talent Prize honours innovative research approaches in a future-oriented field in Berlin that are of particular benefit to the science and business location. It is awarded to scientists who are a maximum of 35 years old. (vdo)

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