• Vulkan Villarrica © Eva Schill

    Exploring the geothermal energy potential of volcanic systems

    Chile has the largest geothermal resources worldwide, mostly associated with active volcanism. Theoretically, nearly the entire electrical power supply of the country could be provided from already known deposits. The BMBF funded MultiGeoEx project investigated usage options in the Southern Volcanic Zone of Chile. > more

  • Zuckerrohrverarbeitung in Südafrika @ Shiyin Müller, SRMI

    Gentle skin care thanks to sugar cane waste

    The European cosmetics industry has a growing interest in raw materials from renewable resources. One of these is levulinic acid. South Africa seeks to enhance the value chain of its sugar cane industry. This  BMBF funded cooperation project developed a process in which a gentle catalysis method is used to produce levulinic acid from sugar cane waste. > more

  • Multiaxiale Hexapod-Prüfanlage an der TU Hamburg-Harburg © Jan Oltmann

    German-Singaporean cooperation on composite materials

    Fiber composite materials are very versatile in their combination of lightness and stability. In this BMBF funded project, a team of partners from Germany and Singapore investigated the resilience of fibre-reinforced plastics (FRP) for the construction of aircraft cabin interiors and the extraction of oil from the deep sea. > more

  • Nachwuchswissenschaftlerin im Labor | © Zebo Kudratova

    Molecular Diagnosis and Epidemiology of Leishmaniasis

    Leishmaniasis is one of the six most significant tropical diseases: It is caused by single-celled parasites that are transmitted from sandflies to humans and that use various animals as reservoirs. A cooperation project funded by the BMBF investigated the serious increase in leishmaniasis cases in Armenia and Uzbekistan. > more

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Around the world, jobs are already undergoing profound changes due to digitalisation. The German Federal Research Ministry (BMBF) launched its campaign on 'The Future of Work'  in Berlin on 21-22 May 2019. Representatives of international research, industry, and government came together to discuss potential solutions for shaping a liveable future world of work. At the same time, the BMBF’s international research marketing campaign on 'The Future of Work' kicked off in France, Japan and the USA.

> more: Launch of the BMBF campaign 'The Future of Work'.

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Successful Cross-Sectoral Networking with Alumni in China

The network meeting of the German-Chinese Alumni Network (DCHAN) in Beijing on 13-14 May 2019 was marked by constructive discussions between German and Chinese cooperation partners, as well as interested local Chinese and German alumni.

> more: Successful Cross-Sectoral Networking with Alumni in China.

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First report on the 'Monitoring of the Asia-Pacific Research Area with a focus on China' published

The first  'APRA Monitoring Report with a focus on China' was published in the 'Kooperation international' series on 14 May 2019. The publication was compiled last year as part of a BMBF assignment of the same name. The publishers are the DLR Project Management Agency, the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, the Leibniz Institute for Global and Regional Studies and the German Academic Exchange Service.


> more: First report on the 'Monitoring of the Asia-Pacific Research Area with a focus on China' published.