Third phase of DFG Research Training Group "Transnational Social Support" successfully initiated
Over the next three years 19 additional graduates will be involved in examining a broad range of aspects related to the topic of transnational social support at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU). "We are delighted to have found such highly qualified young researchers through the selection process.
We are convinced that they will make a long-term contribution to resolving the challenges facing transnational social support," said Professor Cornelia Schweppe of the JGU Institute of Education, coordinator of the Research Training Group "Transnational Social Support" funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
The work that will be undertaken by the new doctoral candidates includes research into transnational support provided to foreign university students who have run into difficulties, into international adoptees and their search for their country of origin and birth parents, and research into the transnational generation of intervention-related data.
The successes of the research training group since its launch in 2008 have been impressive. "Some 50 graduate students have already been involved with the research training group. Many dissertations have been written; international and interdisciplinary networking is now standard practice within the group. We have organized a number of conferences, our work is widely published, and the Transnational Social Review – A Social Work Journal owes its inception to the research training group", explained Dr. Yvonne Bach, postdoctoral researcher at Mainz University, and Edward Omeni, doctoral candidate and member of the research training group.
The DFG Research Training Group 1474 "Transnational Social Support" is based at both the Institute of Education at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the Institute for Social and Organizational Pedagogy of the Foundation University of Hildesheim.
Professor Dr. Cornelia Schweppe
Institute of Education
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU)
D 55099 Mainz, GERMANY
phone +49 6131 39-20727
fax +49 6131 39-26165
Petra Giegerich | idw - Informationsdienst Wissenschaft
Geographers provide new insight into commuter megaregions of the US
01.12.2016 | Dartmouth College
Sustainable Development Goals lead to lower population growth
30.11.2016 | International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
In recent years, lasers with ultrashort pulses (USP) down to the femtosecond range have become established on an industrial scale. They could advance some applications with the much-lauded “cold ablation” – if that meant they would then achieve more throughput. A new generation of process engineering that will address this issue in particular will be discussed at the “4th UKP Workshop – Ultrafast Laser Technology” in April 2017.
Even back in the 1990s, scientists were comparing materials processing with nanosecond, picosecond and femtosesecond pulses. The result was surprising:...
Have you ever wondered how you see the world? Vision is about photons of light, which are packets of energy, interacting with the atoms or molecules in what...
A multi-institutional research collaboration has created a novel approach for fabricating three-dimensional micro-optics through the shape-defined formation of porous silicon (PSi), with broad impacts in integrated optoelectronics, imaging, and photovoltaics.
Working with colleagues at Stanford and The Dow Chemical Company, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign fabricated 3-D birefringent...
In experiments with magnetic atoms conducted at extremely low temperatures, scientists have demonstrated a unique phase of matter: The atoms form a new type of quantum liquid or quantum droplet state. These so called quantum droplets may preserve their form in absence of external confinement because of quantum effects. The joint team of experimental physicists from Innsbruck and theoretical physicists from Hannover report on their findings in the journal Physical Review X.
“Our Quantum droplets are in the gas phase but they still drop like a rock,” explains experimental physicist Francesca Ferlaino when talking about the...
The Max Planck Institute for Physics (MPP) is opening up a new research field. A workshop from November 21 - 22, 2016 will mark the start of activities for an innovative axion experiment. Axions are still only purely hypothetical particles. Their detection could solve two fundamental problems in particle physics: What dark matter consists of and why it has not yet been possible to directly observe a CP violation for the strong interaction.
The “MADMAX” project is the MPP’s commitment to axion research. Axions are so far only a theoretical prediction and are difficult to detect: on the one hand,...
16.11.2016 | Event News
01.11.2016 | Event News
14.10.2016 | Event News
07.12.2016 | Health and Medicine
07.12.2016 | Life Sciences
07.12.2016 | Health and Medicine