Johanna Wanka, German Federal Minister for Education and Research, and her colleague Derek Hanekom, South African Minister of Science and Technology signing the declaration of a joint research chair.
South Africa and Germany have further intensified their cooperation in science and technology, providing opportunities for more sustainable and strengthened relations. This comes as the two countries culminate the celebration of the year-long German-South African Year of Science 2012/2013 themed “Enhancing Science Partnerships for Innovation and Sustainable Development” on 16 April 2013 in Berlin. A joint initiative between the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology (DST), the Year of Science celebrated the two countries’ intense relations in science and research, and sought more innovative ways to strengthen the relations further.
Informed by similarities in objectives, the celebration opened with a call for proposals among German and South African scientists and researchers which has seen 41 projects jointly funded. Some of the successes included various initiatives that promoted human capital development in the form of student exchanges as well as collaboration among the countries’ institutions.more (URL: http://www.bmbf.de/en/6230.php)
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