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    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

  • Konferenzteilnehmer in Nairobi © Dr. Michael Odenwald

    Sustainable mental health care for Somalia

    For decades, Somalia has suffered violence through ongoing internal conflicts, hunger and natural disasters. 30% of its citizens are permanently displaced. The consumption of the addictive drug khat is widespread. This is associated with unusually high rates of psychiatric disorders. The project developed new sustainable prevention and care concepts especially for crisis regions and developing countries. > 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

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Gruppenbild: Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel, der chinesische Ministerpräsident Li Keqiang, Bundesforschungsministerin Johanna Wanka und ihr chinesischer Amtskollege Wan Gang beim Innovationsforum in Berlin

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Germany and China are strengthening cooperation

Germany and China want to further intensify their cooperation in research and innovation. These were the messages which Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, Federal Research Minister Johanna Wanka, China’s Premier Li Keqiang, and Professor Wanka's Chinese counterpart Wan Gang emphasized at the Sino-German Innovation Forum in Berlin on 1 June 2017. New priorities of cooperation will be research and development of Industrie 4.0 and electromobility.


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Gewinner des Green Talents 2016 Awards. © DLR Projektträger/ Hans-Christian Plambeck

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Green Talents 2017: End of Submission Period

For the ninth time, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is looking for outstanding young scientists from the field of sustainability. As in previous years, numerous applications have been submitted from all over the world.


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Cover of the Strategy for the Internationalization of Science and Research

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Cabinet passes Strategy for the Internationalisation of Science and Research

The Cabinet has today approved the federal strategy on the future international orientation of the German education, science and innovation system. The strategy, developed under the leadership of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, addresses digitalisation, increased global competition for knowledge and markets, environmental change as well as causes and effects of migration and flight and suggests possible courses of action.


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