Newsletter: July 2017

Many of the luxuries we enjoy in the modern world – electric cars, jewellery, smartphones – would not exist if it were not for the mining industry. Indeed it is almost impossible to imagine life nowadays without the valuable raw materials that miners retrieve from under the earth. And yet the mining industry is frequently the target of much criticism, suspected of exacerbating climate change and of causing landslides or earthquakes in some regions. How can mining be made as efficient and environmentally friendly as possible in future? Which innovative technologies might be used to this end? Numerous researchers in Germany are exploring these and other questions. In this edition we present some exciting projects. You can also read why an Italian neurophysiologist conducts his research in Germany, find out how it is that our meals may come out of food printers in future, learn about current funding programmes and discover our number of the month.

IN FOCUS: Mining

The future of mining

The future of mining

Mineral resources lie hidden hundreds of metres underground in many places around the world. The mining industry brings them to the surface, yet it is frequently suspected of exacerbating climate change and bringing about natural disasters. Numerous researchers in Germany are keen to modernise mining and to make it more environmentally friendly. More The future of mining

New sources of raw materials in nature

New sources of raw materials in nature

Without mineral resources, hardly any of our numerous digital innovations would have been possible. But what should be done when raw materials become scarce? Two exciting research projects are looking for alternative sources: in plants and in the oceans. More New sources of raw materials in nature

CAREER & FUNDING

Research opportunities for international neurophysiologists

Research opportunities for international neurophysiologists

Dr Matteo Bergami from Italy runs his own research group at the University of Cologne. Together with his colleagues, he is researching the relationship between the human ageing process and malfunctions in the brain. In our interview, he told us what he appreciates about his scientific work, and why he chose to do his research in Germany. More Research opportunities for international neurophysiologists

Current Calls

PhD funding from the Klaus Murmann Fellowship Programme

PhD funding from the Klaus Murmann Fellowship Programme

The Klaus Murmann Fellowship Programme supports doctoral researchers in all disciplines who exhibit social commitment. Applications can be submitted from now until 1 September 2017. More PhD funding from the Klaus Murmann Fellowship Programme

German Chancellor Fellowship for tomorrow’s leaders

German Chancellor Fellowship for tomorrow’s leaders

Through its German Chancellor Fellowship, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation supports prospective leaders wishing to spend a year in Germany seeking new answers to global questions. Applications can be submitted from now until 15 September 2017. More German Chancellor Fellowship for tomorrow’s leaders

Postdoctoral Scholarships of the Daimler and Benz Foundation

Postdoctoral Scholarships of the Daimler and Benz Foundation

The Daimler and Benz Foundation runs a scholarship programme to support postdoctoral researchers, assistant professors and the leaders of young research groups. Applications can be submitted from now until 1 October 2017. More Postdoctoral Scholarships of the Daimler and Benz Foundation

Postdoc opportunities in Kaiserslautern, Germany

Postdoc opportunities in Kaiserslautern, Germany

karema (“Kaiserslautern Research Matching“) offers to promote the career of a maximum of 30 highly-qualified international postdocs by establishing mentoring relationships and joint projects with top-class scientists in Kaiserslautern (Germany). More Postdoc opportunities in Kaiserslautern, Germany

Postdoctoral Researchers Networking Tour 2017

Postdoctoral Researchers Networking Tour 2017

Would you like to participate in a networking tour in Germany with the focus on materials science and nanotechnology? Through its Postdoctoral Researchers’ Networking Tour the DAAD offers a new format to provide postdoctoral researchers with an insight into German science and the job market for highly qualified postdoctoral researchers. More Postdoctoral Researchers Networking Tour 2017

NUMBER OF THE MONTH

31

31

That is the number of partner countries involved in the Programme for Project-Related Personal Exchange (PPP) run by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Mobility for young researchers and lasting academic relations are just two of the many fruits borne by the initiative. More 31

SCIENCE CURIOSITIES

Food from a printer

Food from a printer

Imagine you could print out something to eat at the push of a button – a stuffed cabbage for instance, or a chocolate Eiffel Tower. This may sound like science fiction, but is in fact already a reality thanks to a German start-up. More Food from a printer

UPCOMING EVENTS

"Research in Germany" at the 46th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress

"Research in Germany" at the 46th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress

The German Research Foundation (DFG), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) will attend the 46th IUPAC World Congress to inform participants about research opportunities and funding programs in Germany. More "Research in Germany" at the 46th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress

Indo-German Smart Initiative (IGSI): UrbanLab #1 New Delhi, 12th – 14th of July 2017

Indo-German Smart Initiative (IGSI): UrbanLab #1 New Delhi, 12th – 14th of July 2017

IGSI – a network of leading German research and planning institutions – strives for knowledge transfer between Germany and India in the field of smart cities. By working on actual planning tasks, participants of UrbanLabs will investigate programmatic gaps in recent smart city proposals and will furthermore experience methods of integrated and collaborative planning processes, which set individuals and users of urban spaces in the centre of itself. Focus Area of the first UrbanLab will be Connaught Place, one of the most iconic areas of New Delhi. Six representatives from leading planning companies (architecture, urban design, mobility, infrastructure development, waste management, governance) will work together with you on ideas and strategies, to bring Delhi’s smart city proposal into practice. Please visit the website for more information and register for the UrbanLab under mail[at]igsi.info. www.igsi.info Indo-German Smart Initiative (IGSI): UrbanLab #1 New Delhi, 12th – 14th of July 2017

Meet the "Research in Germany"-Team at the 18th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA)

Meet the "Research in Germany"-Team at the 18th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA)

Join the "Research in Germany"- Team from 23-28th July 2017 at the 18th World Congress of applied linguistics in the Windsor Barra Hotel and Convention Center. More Meet the "Research in Germany"-Team at the 18th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA)

"Research in Germany" at the IUPS 38th World Congress

"Research in Germany" at the IUPS 38th World Congress

The German Research Foundation (DFG), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) will attend the IUPS 38th World Congress to inform participants about research opportunities and funding programs in Germany. More "Research in Germany" at the IUPS 38th World Congress