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Highlights in German Science & Research

Read more about interesting research projects, current funding programmes and your career opportunities in Germany. All Articles are kindly provided by Research in Germany.

© Cesar A. Mujica Martinez

Quantum jumps in quantum computing

Cesar A. Mujica Martinez from Colombia is specialised in physical implementations in quantum computing. Funded by the DAAD the PhD student at Hamburg University takes part in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.

© David Ausserhofer

Humboldt Foundation ranks top universities for international researchers

According to a new ranking by the Humboldt Foundation, the Freie Universitaet (FU) and Humboldt-Universitaet Berlin (HU), LMU Muenchen, the University of Bonn and Technische Universitaet Muenchen are the most popular universities with foreign researchers in Germany.

© Thorsten Jochim

Convincing ideas: three businesses receive German Innovation Prize 2012

Software giant SAP, reinforcement specialist Haeussler Innovation and measuring instrument manufacturer NanoTemper Technologies have been appointed the winners of the German Innovation Prize 2012 for forward-looking technologies developed by German companies.

© AvH

Connected worldwide: Humboldt Foundation launches 2nd round of ideas competition "Research alumni of German universities"

For the second time, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation launches the ideas competition "Research alumni of German universities" and invites universities in Germany to submit ideas for active and sustainable cooperation with their research alumni.

© DAAD New Delhi

"One Month in India" - Presenting German Research Opportunities in India

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Research Foundation (DFG) and Fraunhofer joined forces and organised various events in India to strengthen and expand R&D collaboration.

© Humboldt Foundation

New prize for researchers from emerging and developing countries

In 2012, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is awarding the Georg Forster Research Award to four outstanding researchers from developing and emerging countries. The new prize honours researchers whose work is helping to solve development policy challenges.

© Fraunhofer

Upcoming German High Tech Champions Awards 2012: 'Tandem Technologiques'

The German High Tech Champions Competition by Fraunhofer supports technology developers and calls for application-oriented proposals in the field of Energy Efficient Building to be presented at an international forum for GreenTech.

© Federal Government/Steffen Kugler

Germany simplifies residence rules for foreign specialists

New prospects are opening up for foreign students, graduates and researchers: Germany has made it easier for highly qualified international specialists to remain in the country.

© DLR

Germany launches action plan for High-Tech Strategy 2020

The Federal Government has formulated fundamental goals in ten forward-looking projects of this kind to provide answers to global challenges. The result is a new action plan that concretises Germany's High-Tech Strategy.

© Fraunhofer IPMS

Freshness test with a smartphone

German researchers have developed a special spectrometer to quickly and easily test the quality of food while shopping so that potential buyers will know whether fruit, vegetables, cheese and meat are up to scratch.

© Hendrik Schmidt

Paper with a rich sound

Researchers at Chemnitz University of Technology have developed loudspeakers that can be printed on standard paper. They have a good sound quality, are incredibly robust and can be produced by printing at a very low cost.

Logo of the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition.

27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 24 to 28 September 2012, Frankfurt/Main

The EU PVSEC sees itself as the international meeting place for the solar industry and is considered the world's largest and most important congress and fair on solar energy.

Logo of the Euroscience Open Forum.

Euroscience Open Forum, 11 to 15 July 2012, Dublin

The Euroscience Open Forum includes a science programme of workshops and debates on the latest science and technology, a careers programme for young researchers and an exhibition to showcase European research.

Logo of the Naturejobs Career Expo.

Naturejobs Career Expo & Research in Germany Career Day, 20 to 21 September 2012, London

Naturejobs Career Expo is a highend career fair that attracted scientists from the life sciences, medical sciences, chemistry and physics sectors and aims to introduce young researchers to potential new employers.

Logo of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies.

"Research in Germany" Activities at the Meeting of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), 14 to 18 July 2012, Barcelona

The Forum of FENS is the opportunity to get in touch with renowned scientists and to discuss the developments in brain research. The "Research in Germany"-events invite scientists to discover what Germany offers in the field of neuroscience.

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