• 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. There has been a serious increase in leishmaniasis cases in Armenia and Uzbekistan for about 20 years. > more

  • 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 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. In this project, partners from Germany and South Africa 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 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

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Since 2009, the BMBF has been supporting preparatory measures for the establishment of structural research presences in the Asia-Pacific Research Area with five funding announcements to date. From 2009 to 2015, 26 joint research platforms were established with leading institutions throughout Asia and Oceania. On the 21st and 22nd of November 2017 the kick-off workshop of the projects took place in Bonn.

> more: New Reasearch Presences in the Asia-Pacific Area – Kick-off Meeting.

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40 Years of Scientific and Technological Cooperation with New Zealand

In November 2017, German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited New Zealand as part of an Asia-Pacific trip. Collaboration in science and research was one of the focal points of his visit. At an event at the Te Wharewaka Conference Center in Wellington on 6 November, New Zealand research institutes presented their collaboration with their German partners.

> more: 40 Years of Scientific and Technological Cooperation with New Zealand.

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Green Talents 2017 start their Science Forum tour

25 Green Talents from 21 different countries are now on their two-week Science Forum tour from 16-27 October 2017. This year´s focus is on 'Sustainable Production and Consumption' and leads them to different hot-spots of sustainability science in the South of Germany, including DFD, Fraunhofer ISE, IASS, KIT, TUM and VAUDE.

> more: Green Talents 2017 start their Science Forum tour.