Furthermore, the bilateral cooperation is fortified by the recently held 5th Inter-Ministerial-Meeting (IMM) between RISTEK and BMBF in Berlin, Germany on June 07th and 08th, 2010. Here, the existing and future programs were discussed in two densely packed days. Besides the program and structural exchange between both delegations, there was also the opportunity to visit such innovative areas like “Adlershof”, the technology park of Berlin or even a park of a different kind – the “Neue Kammern” of Castle Sanssouci.
Besides the IMM, which meets every 2-3 years either in Germany or in Indonesia, there are four Steering Committees which deal with topics such as the already mentioned TEWS, Earth and Ocean Research, most recently with the Geothermal Energy Development and Biotechnology. These Steering Committees meet annually in either country and discuss the progress of the programmes as well as the further collaboration.
Hence the next IMM will take place in 2012 in Indonesia.
Dr. Shilpi Saxena
Federal Ministry of Education and Research
at the Project Management Agency
c/o German Aerospace Center (DLR)
53227 Bonn, Germany
Phone: +49 228 3821-410