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Africa Days of the BMBF in Berlin

The Africa days of the BMBF took place from 16 – 18 March by invitation of the German Federal Minister of Education and Research. More than 600 representatives of science and politics attended this event.

The Africa Days of the BMBF provided a platform for German-African activities of particular prominence in education and research to showcase themselves and to engage in networking. At the same time, experts had the opportunity to formulate their ideas and thoughts for inclusion in future activities involving Africa. Four workshops were held in which experts discussed the topics of climate, bioeconomy, health, transformation and education.

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  • Science Bridging Nations

    Launch of the "German-Turkish Year of Research, Education and Innovation 2014" / Wanka: "Our goal is to intensify cooperation"
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  • Closing event for the Russia national campaign – looking back and to the future

    The national campaign for Russia from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has been running since March 2012, with the aim of raising the profile of German top-level research and technology in Russia even further and of forming new cooperation initiatives across Russia with German partners. The campaign has succeeded in these aims on many levels over the last two years and it is set to draw to a close on 27 March 2014 in Moscow.
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  • German-Turkish Year of Research, Education and Innovation 2014 - German-Turkish Year of Science 2014 gets underway in Berlin

    Recognition of fruitful collaboration in science and education / Germany and Turkey seek to combine strengths and tap innovation potential
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  • The Way Forward: BMBF-FASIE conference showcases success stories and opportunities

    Be it a nanoparticle, fortified foods or anti-bodies – these and other issues have equal relevance for Germany and Russia. As a result, the two countries collaborate in various research partnerships. How this collaboration is structured and which funding mechanisms are relevant were presented at the end of October in Berlin.
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  • Turkey is partner country of the International Year of Science 2014

    Topics range from application-related research to social integration
    Wanka: "It benefits both countries"
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  • „The City of the Future - the Future of the City“ - Developing pioneering ideas for cooperation at the BMBF conference in Ulyanovsk, Russia

    Be it environmental protection, efficient traffic planning, producing energy whilst protecting resources or today's ageing society – the cities of the future all across the globe are being confronted with similar challenges. The key players from the fields of politics, administration, science and business need to work in close cooperation to be able to shape and manage the increasing growth of cities. At the German-Russian conference entitled "The City of the Future – the Future of the City" held on 10 June, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) invited Russian and German scientists, representatives of local administrative authorities and experts in sustainable business in urban areas to exchange ideas and experiences. The event was organised by the International Bureau.
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  • "German-Turkish Year of Research, Education and Innovation 2014 – Science Bridging Nations" – Funding announcement

    On 18 September 2014 the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) published a so-called ideas competition to announce funding. The aim of the competition is to increase awareness of German-Turkish cooperation in research, education and innovation during the course of the Year of Science. Funding is provided for events, advertising campaigns and programmes in the multimedia sector that meet these requirements. The German-Turkish Year of Research, Education and Innovation is scheduled to begin in January 2014.
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  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

    The Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) Annual Meeting is the world’s largest medical event in general, and for medical imaging in particular. The combination of congress and exhibition offers an excellent opportunity to address an international audience to receive information about current trends in imaging.
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  • “International Newcomer 2013”: BMBF delegation spotlights German excellence in medical technology at the IATI-BioMed 2013 in Tel Aviv

    Jonathan Goldstein, the Israel correspondent for the prestigious US medical technology news service, Medical Device Daily, praised the delegation from Germany: “Perhaps of all the Europeans, the Germans have been most active in encouraging links with the Jewish state. Along with a close diplomatic relationship over many decades the size and innovativeness of the German powerhouse are likely to be key factors in generating collaborative energy.”
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  • German Science Days in Tomsk

    Russia and Germany share a long tradition of scientific co-operation. The “German Science Days” held in the Russia’s economic zone Tomsk have proved that this strong partnership will continue in the future. On the occasion of the 15th Tomsk Innovation Forum INNOVUS, from 21st to 23rd May, the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) invited scientists, students, representatives of the regional administration and local companies together with a delegation of German research networks to discuss future technologies, establish contacts and develop ideas for partnerships as part of its national campaign for Russia.
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  • „The City of the Future - the Future of the City“, Ulyanovsk

    Environmental protection, the efficient use of resources, renewable energies, today’s ageing society, the growth of cities and civic engagement are just a few of the many challenges facing forward-looking urban planning and development. Authorities, municipalities, politicians, scientists and businessmen must work together closely to tackle these tasks. And not just at a national level but throughout the world.
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  • German Cutting Edge Technology at the IATI-BioMed 2013

    Medical technology and life sciences are becoming more and more important and are increasingly overlapping with information and engineering technology. This is true also for Germany which is one of the worldwide leading producers of high quality medical technology. As for exports, the German medical technology sector, with a world market share of 14.6 percent, ranks second behind the USA.
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  • Archive

    Here you can find older articles, press releases, etc. about events and activities of the International Bureau.
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