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DAAD Survey on COVID-19-Pandemic: Universities report on pandemic impact in the 2020 summer semeste

The impact of COVID-19 has been clearly felt at German universities in teaching and also in international student mobility. A recent survey of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) on the pandemic impact on German universities shows: As...

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National Research Data Infrastructure: First-Round Funding Decisions on Consortia

On 26 June 2020 the German Joint Science Conference (GWK) made its final funding decisions in the first round of the National Research Data Infrastructure Programme (NFDI). The GWK resolution underscores the importance of research-driven process.

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Global reporting

NEW ENRICH in Brazil Online Matchmaking Platform

ENRICH in Brazil presents a new matchmaking platform, enabling virtual direct contacts and business initiation among RTI focused start-ups, companies, soft landing hubs, and other organizations between Brazil and Europe.

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DAAD Statement on the German Presidency of the EU Council: Education and Science for a strong Europe

In the coming weeks, Germany will assume the presidency of the Council of the European Union. During the six-month presidency, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) expects the German Federal Government to set the course for strengthening...

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Humboldt Foundation’s digital Annual Meeting

More than 1,000 individuals from approximately 140 countries participated online in Humboldt Foundation’s annual meeting.

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German-American Open-Source-Project: Four-legged robot makes research comparable worldwide

Solo 8 is a new research robot, developed as an open-source project in the German cities of Tübingen and Stuttgart. The dog-resembling, torque-controlled quadruped is capable of very dynamic movements. It is made entirely of 3D printed parts and...

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Ultra high-speed scientific data connection opens between Germany and Poland

On 12th June Secretary of State Wolf-Dieter Lukas of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and the Polish Undersecretary of State of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education Grzegorz Wrochna opened an ultra high-speed...

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Global reporting

Excellent German-African innovation projects have started

Following a successful first round of calls, the BMBF is awarding the "German-African Innovation Incentive Award" (GAIIA) to six scientists from Africa (Ghana, Morocco, South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda) and their German cooperation partners for the...

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German-British research project for even more climate protection in the rail industry

A research collaboration between the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden), the University of Birmingham and Rock Rail is underway looking at innovative battery technology as a green alternative in traction technology for the railway sector.

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