Newsletter 2019

September 2019: Economic research

Economics influences practically all areas of human coexistence. The phenomenon of globalisation has led researchers to explore interconnections that span the whole world. In this edition, you can also find out how an economist is studying protests against mining companies, read an article about the laborious process of developing new drugs, learn about current funding programmes and discover our number of the month.

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June 2019: Green technology

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Climate change is now having noticeable effects, and there is increasing awareness that we cannot simply continue as before. Green technology research plays a key role in worldwide efforts to stop the global warming process. You can also read in this edition how a computer scientist is developing data analysis tools, find out about the value of education today, learn about current funding programmes and discover our number of the month.

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April 2019: Area studies

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Globalisation is bringing us closer together, yet at the same time it is revealing just how little we actually know about many of the world's regions. So it comes as no surprise that there is growing demand for the expertise of area studies researchers. You can also read in this edition about a social anthropologist who is studying concepts of care in Asia, find out what influence personalised Facebook content has on us, learn about current funding programmes and discover our number of the month.

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February 2019: Artificial intelligence

AI research in Germany – expertise comes with responsibility

Artificial intelligence provokes all kinds of different reactions, such as fear, scepticism and hope. Researchers in Germany are working on exploiting its potential and minimising its risks. You can also read in this edition how an engineer is developing robots that will benefit society, and why time is a matter of perception. Last but not least, you can learn about current funding programmes and discover our number of the month.

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