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February 2021

Join us on a virtual journey throughout Germany and have a closer look at our February 2021 newsletter. The hot topics are: travel back about 48 million years at world-famous fossil site Messel Pit or discover research projects as well as cultural treasures in Germany of today. Turkish political scientist Ruşen Yaşar talks about his research at the Cluster of Excellence “The Politics of Inequality” in Konstanz. Besides, find out what’s new in our Spotlight Bioeconomy, check out for career and funding options and gain information on upcoming events.

A treasure trove of primeval finds

Science news
Messel Pit, a UNESCO World Heritage site, was formed by a unique concurrence of geological events. Millions of years old, fossils at the bottom of the former lake are giving researchers important insights into the flora and fauna of the time.

Bringing animals back to life: a primeval horse from Messel Pit, reconstructed using the very latest technology.

The politics of inequality

At the cluster of excellence of the same name in Konstanz, Turkish political scientist Ruşen Yaşar is investigating how an indigenous people in Scandinavia has been affected by the state’s minorities policy.

Political scientist Dr Ruşen Yaşar studies mechanisms of inequality.

Bioeconomy – what does this actually mean?

Spotlight Bioeconomy
Find out in our new video and see how Germany contributes to making the economy greener with the help of researchers at more than 300 bioeconomy research locations. Visit our website’s bioeconomy section and check out our weekly added content!

Postdoc guide “Research careers in Germany”

Research careers
Whether you have just completed your PhD or are an established researcher: take the next step on your career ladder in Germany! Our guide outlines career and funding opportunities Germany can offer you, and we have even more information in our website’s Jobs & careers section.

Cover of the brochure "Research careers in Germany".

Germany, what goes? An audio journey through Germany

Living in Germany
Have you heard? The Alumniportal Deutschland is travelling through Germany! Join host Dana Newman in the new German-English podcast #GermanyWhatGoes. Travel virtually through six German cities and discover regional traditions, treasures and stories – enjoy!

Key visual of the podcast "Germany, what goes?". Collage of a grinning woman and a German city view. Over it are imposed the name of the podcast an abstract roadmap of German cities and the Logos of the Alumniportal and the Goethe Institute.