Here you will find current news on international activities of German actors in the fields of education, research and innovation.

Joint statement by Swedish and German Rectors' Conferences on Ahmadreza Djalali's solitary confinement in Iran

Human rights experts at the United Nations are on high alert and have voiced their concerns at the worsening, life-threatening situation of the Swedish-Iranian scientist Dr Ahmadreza Djalali, who has been arbitrarily arrested and detained in Iran.

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Safer international cooperation in science and technology: Annotated Collection of Guidelines and a Meta-Checklist supporting the safe and successful international cooperation

An annotated compilation of guidelines and checklists as a repository as well as a targeted compilation of relevant recommendations for action in the form of meta-guidelines shall help the European research and innovation landscape to set up targeted...

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Global reporting

BMBF contributes to conference on “Addressing global challenges together: the Role of Science Diplomacy”

“Science diplomacy is important in times of global challenges, and the pandemic has highlighted this again. Given these challenges, it is now important to take the partnership between diplomacy and science to a new level” highlighted the German...

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BIWE International launches seminar series "Implementation of Dual Vocational Education and Training (IDVET)"

The seminar series addresses the needs of numerous countries to incorporate elements of dual vocational education and training into their domestic vocational education and training systems in order to increase competitiveness for companies and reduce...

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Internationalisation of Germany, bi-/ multi-lateral cooperation

German Rectors’ Conference: Senate expresses concern about violence against university members in Myanmar

During an online meeting on March 16, the Senate of the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) expressed its shock at the escalating violence in Myanmar and the serious implications for the country’s universities and their members.

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EU awards €4,9 million grant for new project on lightweight components for electric vehicles

On February 2, 2021, the first phase of the three-year EU-funded innovation project LEVIS began with a digital kick-off event. LEVIS aims to develop lightweight components for electric vehicles using eco-design and circular approaches. The consortium...

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Global biodiversity strategy: Ensuring effective implementation of the post-2020 targets

In the future, global goals for biodiversity must apply to all member states of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at also national level. This is one of four recommendations for improving the global strategy for biodiversity made by a...

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Research and industry together for digital health: InnoHealth USA presents winners of Ideas & Innovation Call

InnoHealth USA is a campaign led by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft as part of the initiative »Research in Germany« funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The campaign, adressing small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) and...

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EMBO Installation Grants support eight early-career scientists to establish independent laboratories

The organization EMBO has announced the award of Installation Grants to eight scientists in the early stages of setting up their independent laboratories in Lithuania, Poland, Portugal and Turkey.

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