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Evonik scholarships

Evonik scholarships

Evonik Foundation scholarships provide funding for students preparing master’s, doctoral and postdoc theses in the sciences. The next closing date for applications is 28 February 2017. More Evonik scholarships

Bionics

Bionics

Mother Nature is certainly ingenious, and has given animals and plants some extraordinary capabilities. Some animals for instance can move in a highly energy-efficient manner and can find their way and communicate even under adverse conditions. We humans can profit from this, the lotus effect being just one of many prominent examples from the field of bionic research. Many researchers in Germany are applying concepts found in nature to other areas. In this edition we present a number of exciting ideas and projects. You can also read about how an Italian computer scientist in Germany intends to make robots more intelligent, learn about current funding programmes and discover our number of the month. Newsletter: December 2016 Bionics

Research opportunities for international computer scientists

Research opportunities for international computer scientists

A computer scientist, Anna Belardinelli hopes that her research work at the University of Tübingen will make robots more intelligent so that they can interact better with humans in future. In our interview, she explained what fascinates her about her scientific work and why she conducts her research in Germany. More Research opportunities for international computer scientists

Number of the Month: 400 metres

Number of the Month: 400 metres

That is how deep Jago, Germany’s manned research submersible, can dive. With its help, researchers are gaining new insights into the still largely unknown world of the deep sea. Jago has even played an important role in a television crime drama. More Number of the Month: 400 metres

Funding from the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation

Funding from the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation

In one of its lines of funding, the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation supports scientific projects pursued by doctors with a PhD or scientists of any nationality involved in medical research in Germany. Applications can be submitted at any time. More Funding from the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation