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Africa and Germany: a strategy for the future

A framework for African-German cooperation in education and research / Johanna Wanka: "Building together the knowledge society in Africa"

Shared research interests and collaborative networking between African and German scientists are at the very heart of the “Africa Strategy” of the German...

20.06.2014 | nachricht Read more

First independent combined university course with a university abroad

University of Stuttgart and Georgia Tech are establishing a joint master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering

The University of Stuttgart has paired up with one of the most significant technical universities in the world, the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta...

13.06.2014 | nachricht Read more

Open Science: Research data for everyone

Magdeburg brain researchers publish the most comprehensive raw data set of natural language processing in the brain. It is freely accessible for interested researchers and the public—hereby allowing broad interdisciplinary collaborations.

Are there researchers who voluntarily share their complete, raw data sets online before even having evaluated the data themselves?

27.05.2014 | nachricht Read more

Researchers establish a German-Thai center of excellence in digital engineering in Bangkok

The Fraunhofer IFF and Otto von Guericke University in Magdeburg and the NSTDA, the largest research organization in Thailand, are starting to set up a joint center of excellence in Bangkok. It will transfer state-of-the-art digital engineering-methods to academia and industry in Thailand.

A cooperation agreement signed in Magdeburg in October 2013, is now taking on concrete form for researchers. In a series of workshops with over one hundred...

16.05.2014 | nachricht Read more

GREEN TALENTS 2014: Promote Your Research in Germany

Since 2009, the Green Talents Competition of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is annually searching for up-and-coming scientists in the field of sustainable development. Selected as one of the 25 awardees you are invited to visit the hot spots of German sustainability research and establish a unique network with peers and experts. Deepen your relationships by returning to Germany for a funded three-month research stay at a facility of your choice in 2015.

Join the Green Talents Competition and gain exclusive access to the hot-spots of sustainable development.

05.05.2014 | nachricht Read more

Swiss Foundations Strongly Support Science

An increasing number of foundations in Switzerland support the sciences. Two-thirds focus on a specific research area and half of them further limit their support to a single type of grant. For universities, these foundations represent important partners in implementing their projects faster.

Philanthropy for science is the trend. The number of foundations specifically supporting science and higher education is increasing even faster than the...

14.04.2014 | nachricht Read more

New Cluster Policies – for Central Europe, and beyond

Since 2011, 18 partners from eight central European countries are joining forces in the strategic project “CluStrat” to create framework conditions conducive of such cross-sector innovation, tapping the potentials resting with clusters. CluStrat has already triggered a change in cluster policy and regional cluster landscapes in the participating regions.

Clusters are an essential trigger in innovation policy to make European SME more competitive.

18.03.2014 | nachricht Read more

The Open University is one of the most searched for UK Universities in Google

A recent report published by OC&C Strategy Consultants in collaboration with Google ranks the UK Open University as the top 5th UK University searched for in international online searches. The report highlights that increasing numbers of international students are searching online for UK universities.
Based on these facts, the report predicts significant future growth in the number of international students studying at UK universities. This growth will be... 14.01.2014 | nachricht Read more

Researchers propose alternative way to allocate science funding

Researchers in the United States have suggested an alternative way to allocate science funding.
The method, which is described in EMBO reports, depends on a collective distribution of funding by the scientific community, requires only a fraction of the... 08.01.2014 | nachricht Read more

How you practice matters for learning a skill quickly

Practice alone doesn't make perfect, but learning can be optimized if you practice in the right way, according to new research based on online gaming data from more than 850,000 people.
The research, led by psychological scientist Tom Stafford of the University of Sheffield (UK), suggests that the way you practice is just as important as how... 07.01.2014 | nachricht Read more
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Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Artificial agent designs quantum experiments

On the way to an intelligent laboratory, physicists from Innsbruck and Vienna present an artificial agent that autonomously designs quantum experiments. In initial experiments, the system has independently (re)discovered experimental techniques that are nowadays standard in modern quantum optical laboratories. This shows how machines could play a more creative role in research in the future.

We carry smartphones in our pockets, the streets are dotted with semi-autonomous cars, but in the research laboratory experiments are still being designed by...

Im Focus: Scientists decipher key principle behind reaction of metalloenzymes

So-called pre-distorted states accelerate photochemical reactions too

What enables electrons to be transferred swiftly, for example during photosynthesis? An interdisciplinary team of researchers has worked out the details of how...

Im Focus: The first precise measurement of a single molecule's effective charge

For the first time, scientists have precisely measured the effective electrical charge of a single molecule in solution. This fundamental insight of an SNSF Professor could also pave the way for future medical diagnostics.

Electrical charge is one of the key properties that allows molecules to interact. Life itself depends on this phenomenon: many biological processes involve...

Im Focus: Paradigm shift in Paris: Encouraging an holistic view of laser machining

At the JEC World Composite Show in Paris in March 2018, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be focusing on the latest trends and innovations in laser machining of composites. Among other things, researchers at the booth shared with the Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) will demonstrate how lasers can be used for joining, structuring, cutting and drilling composite materials.

No other industry has attracted as much public attention to composite materials as the automotive industry, which along with the aerospace industry is a driver...

Im Focus: Room-temperature multiferroic thin films and their properties

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Tohoku University have developed high-quality GFO epitaxial films and systematically investigated their ferroelectric and ferromagnetic properties. They also demonstrated the room-temperature magnetocapacitance effects of these GFO thin films.

Multiferroic materials show magnetically driven ferroelectricity. They are attracting increasing attention because of their fascinating properties such as...

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