The German-Turkish Year of Research, Education and Innovation 2014 will be launched with a ceremony in Berlin on 23 January 2014. The initiators, Federal Minister of Education and Research (BMBF) Johanna Wanka and Fikri Işık, Minister of Science, Industry and Technology of the Republic of Turkey have paid tribute to the two countries’ scientific ties, which are reaching a 30th anniversary at government level this year. The flagship projects of this cooperation include the Turkish-German University in Istanbul, which was opened in 2013 and the “German-Turkish Advanced Research Centre for Information and Communication Technologies” (GT-ARC), which is based in Berlin and Istanbul. The launch will be accompanied by an exhibition based on this year’s motto “Science Bridging Nations: German-Turkish Cooperation in Practice” and will showcase examples of application-oriented projects from German-Turkish cooperation. There will also be a specialist forum in the morning with three parallel workshops on the topic of “German-Turkish Cooperation: Knowledge Transfer in Education, Research and Innovation”.
About the International Science Years
With the German-Turkish Year of Research, Education and Innovation 2014, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is continuing the series of International Science Years with strategically important partner countries. Since 2007, the Science Years and country campaigns with a focus on science and research have been carried out in cooperation with countries such as China, Brazil, Russia and most recently, South Africa.