Cooperation agreement: Berliner Antike-Kolleg




the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, represented by Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Novelli, Rector of the University, via Orazio Raimondo 18, 00173 Rome, Italy, on behalf of the Research Center «Forms of Knowledge in the Ancient World»,


the Berliner Antike-Kolleg, by Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Christoph Markschies, Seminar für Kirchengeschichte, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Burgstr. 26, 10178 Berlin, Germany and represented by Prof. Dr. Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum, Institut für Altorientalistik, Freie Universität Berlin, Fabeckstr. 23-25, 14195 Berlin, Germany.


Art. 1

The purpose of this agreement of cultural and scientific collaboration is to enhance research opportunities by creating an institutional relationship that permits easier cooperation and exchange. Such a collaboration will be effected on terms of equality and of reciprocal advantage. Partners of this agreement are:

  • Berliner Antike-Kolleg (BAK), with its Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS) that involves the Freie Universität Berlin (Departments of History and Cultural Studies, of Philosophy and the Humanities and of Geography) and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Faculties of Arts and Humanities I and II, of Humanities and Social Sciences, and of Theology). Also included are the BAK’s partner institutions, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, the German Archaeological Institute, the Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Sciences and the Prussian Heritage Foundation.
  • Forme del Sapere nel Mondo Antico (FSMA) – Centro Interdipartimentale di Studi in Antichità, Matematica, Filosofia.

The agreement is aimed at mainly principal investigators, graduate and PhD students of FSMA, BAK and BerGSAS, in the fields of research that are of interest for both institutions.


Art. 2

Collaboration may take place as follows:

  1. exchange of visit by scholars and students, as of art. 1;
  2. exchange of information, documentation and scientific publications;
  3. study meetings, seminars, colloquia on relevant subject matters;
  4. exchange of teachers for lectures or short periods of teaching;
  5. exchange of students (graduate and PhD);
  6. publications;
  7. organization of scientific events;
  8. joint research projects.


Art. 3

The terms and duration of the collaboration as of art. 2 will be agreed upon in written (digital or paper) form by both parties and, where necessary, the relevant data will be communicated to the host institution at least two months before the planned starting date of the visit / event.


Art. 4

In case of successful joint application for external funding, the role and responsibility of each party will be agreed upon in written form and signed by the representatives of both parties or by their delegates.


Art. 5

The number of visiting scholars permitted each year will depend on the capacity of the host institution and will be determined by mutual written agreement between FSMA’s Director and BAK’s directors. No minimum number of visitors is required.


Art. 6

Visiting scholars will be selected by the home institution and are subject to the approval of the host institution. Participation in the exchange does not confer the right to pursue a degree at the host institution. Visiting scholars will be subject to, and abide by, all policies and procedures of the host institution.


Art. 7

Students will be exempted from payment of tuition and other academic fees at the host institution.


Art. 8

Subject to art. 9 below, the host institution will provide visiting scholars with practical and logistical assistance (e.g. accommodation, visa matters, etc.) to the extent possible.


Art. 9

Visiting scholars are responsible for all costs associated with the visit, including the cost of their accommodation and for their living expenses.


Art. 10

Visiting scholars are responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel as well as sufficient insurance (health, accident, liability).


Art. 11

The terms and duration of the collaboration as under Article 2 and the necessary data will be communicated to the host University two months before the planned starting date of the visit.


Art. 12

This agreement shall enter into force in the academic year 2015 and will remain valid until both parties, or one of them, decide to terminate it. It may be terminated by either partner institution by written notice of termination at least six months before the end of the academic year.


Art. 13

Neither party will have any financial obligation or liability to the other, or to any visiting scholar from the other party visiting under this agreement. Expenses related to the envisaged activities are to be met by the parties according to reciprocity.