About us


We connect scientists, travelling to conferences or on private occasions, with high schools to organise free outreach lectures. Starting from this year we also arrange online lectures in the form of webinars.

Lecturers without borders is a project launched by a group of international scientists. The headquarters of the project are in Paris and Munich. The creators of the project are scientists and university and school professors who use their travel opportunities (when attending scientific conferences, going on holidays, etc.) to give
free outreach-lectures in local schools and universities. The main target is to inspire the high school students and to raise their motivation in learning science. As of today the project has already over 200 lecturers and can approach up to 8 000 schools in Europe and Asia.
Core team
Liubov Tupikina
Founder
Dr. Liubov Tupikina is a researcher, working on stochastic processes and applications with research groups in France, Germany, Russia.
Liubov: "If not my teachers of mathematics in childhood I would never be able to start being interested in solving mathematical problems, originated from the physics problems. It is important, to make children not to be afraid of mathematics, which is something, we are working on in Lecturers without borders."
Countries: France, Germany, Russia
Delphine Clara Zemp
Founder
Dr. (Delphine) Clara Zemp is a researcher working in Germany and Indonesia on interactions between tropical forests, climate change and land use by humans.
Clara: "By sharing my knowledge and fascination of forest ecology to children, I hope to contribute building landscapes of tomorrow that host biodiversity and humans in harmony".
Countries: France, Switzerland, Germany, Indonesia

Athanasia Nikolaou
Founder
Dr. Athanasia Nikolaou has studied physics in Athens, Greece, holds a MSc in climate science and a PhD in planetary science. She has worked in the Advanced Concepts Team of the European Space Agency in the Netherlands and in the German Aerospace Center in Germany. She is part of the international science consortium of the ARIEL space mission, currently working at ESA in Rome, Italy. Her research focuses on planetary evolution, the stability of dynamical systems and climate processes on early Earth and on exoplanets.
Countries: Germany, Greece, Italy
Mikhail Khotyakov
Founder
Mikhail Khotyakov is teaching mathematics. Now he works in German schools and organises the maths club. He finds continuous sustainable education crucial for childrens' development and wishes a network of scientists who can strengthen childrens' motivation through specially prepared lectures in their science field. In SciEd he is responsible for the school part and is always ready to review scientist's presentation for the children-suitability.
Countries: Germany, Russia

Anastasia Mityagina
Coordinator
Anastasia Mityagina graduated from the Moscow Pedagogical State University, and worked as a school teacher of history for several years while studying. After graduating, she pursued a career path in public and media relations working in Russia in IT and Finance sector for both companies and agencies. She was also the Head of the Communication Department of Absolut Bank (former KBC Group, Belgium) for 5 years. She lives in Germany since 2010, supporting numerous international projects. Between 2015-2020 she also volunteered for the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.
Countries: Germany, Russia

Eugenia Covernton
Researcher Coordinator
Eugenia Covernton is the researcher coordinator of Lecturers Without Borders and is in charge of the project of global webinars during the COVID-19 pandemic. She studied Biotechnology in Argentina and Science Management in South Korea before moving to France in 2014 for a PhD in Virology. She is fascinated by viruses, but her true passions are education and science communication. She is currently involved in several teaching activities that aim to help students become active participants in their own education and that of others.
Countries: Argentina, France
Cintia Stival
Education Consultant
Cintia Stival is a Lecturer Consultant for LeWiBo, working to improve the quality of seminars. She is a researcher on mammalian reproduction in Argentina. Her research focuses on how mammalian sperm get ready to fertilize an egg in a process called "capacitation". She has travelled to Mexico and the USA to carry on international collaborations to develop her research. She also teaches biology courses for undergrad students at the University. Her love for both teaching and science came from the inspiration she got from her passionate high school teachers, so she recognizes the power that motivation and committed mentorship has on young students.
Countries: Argentina
Collaborators and former members
Gaia Agostini
Grant writing and Fundraising
Samat Galimov
Web development
Eugeniy Gabrilovich
Video editing
Thio Rosin Fulgence
Project Manager Madagascar
Suci Armand
Project Manager Indonesia
Ulysse Pedreira-Segade
Project manager EPSC2021
Scientific Advisory Board
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