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Call for Ideas & Innovation

Call for Ideas & Innovation

Show us how high-tech competencies made in Germany can meet the multi-technological challenges of the traditional mining industry in Chile. Now is the time for your idea or innovation! (The spectrum includes sensoric, automation and robotic, sustainable energy and water treatment, process technology and many more) More Call for Ideas & Innovation

How can fat help us lose weight?

How can fat help us lose weight?

1.3 billion cubic kilometres of water – that is the approximate volume of the world’s three oceans. But how can our planet’s largest natural habitat be protected against environmental disasters and the consequences of climate change? You can also read why a young mathematician is so enthusiastic about researching in Germany, learn about current funding programmes, discover our number of the month and find out how fat can help us lose weight. Newsletter: September 2016 How can fat help us lose weight?

Freigeist Fellowships from the Volkswagen Foundation

Freigeist Fellowships from the Volkswagen Foundation

The Volkswagen Foundation provides young researchers in all disciplines and of all nationalities with funding of up to one million euros. The next closing date for applications is 13 October 2016. More Freigeist Fellowships from the Volkswagen Foundation

Number of the month: 9.58 seconds

Number of the month: 9.58 seconds

That’s how quickly the fastest human can run a distance of 100 metres, a world record set by top Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. But what makes world-class athletes like Usain Bolt so fast? One possible answer comes courtesy of Max Planck researchers. More Number of the month: 9.58 seconds

Research opportunities for international mathematicians

Research opportunities for international mathematicians

Felix Lenders from the city of Ulm in southern Germany is doing a PhD in mathematics at Heidelberg University. What he values most of all there is the highly practical nature of the course and the good support he receives. He told us about the other arguments in favour of Heidelberg, and where he gets to meet the stars in his field. More Research opportunities for international mathematicians

Doctoral scholarships in applied environmental research

Doctoral scholarships in applied environmental research

Through its doctoral scholarships, Germany’s Federal Foundation for the Environment (DBU) provides funding for young researchers in all disciplines who are working on a doctoral thesis related to applied environmental research. Applications can be submitted from 1 October 2016 and the next closing date for applications is 15 January 2017. More Doctoral scholarships in applied environmental research