International Cooperation

Bavaria and the North-American Province of Québec have been working closely together for many years in the areas of science, research and technology. The Bavarian Office for Research Coordination between Bavaria and Québec supports the exchange between the individual scientists and their facilities and cooperates closely, with the economy. It is our objective to jointly achieve a fortified international presence and, furthermore, to procure mutual advantages in international research and innovation competition.

  • The coordination site is continuously attending to the 20 joint research projects.
  • It offers - from project planning to implementation - scientific, administrative and financial support for international projects in research and development.
  • It assumes, by means of targeted network activities, the role of mediator between the different research actors in Bavaria and Québec.
  • It has also recently become a contact point for research cooperations between Bavaria and Alberta. 

More information here.

DANDEC Meeting in Prague

From 20 to 21 July, 2016, the DANDEC Consortium met in Prague to discuss the most recent project results, including a survey of experts in 10 Danube countries, and to plan for the future of the project. DANDEC seeks to improve dementia care in the Danube region, and has been funded twice by the BMBF since 2014.

Learn more about DANDEC here.

Canada Special at IFAT 2016

As the Arctic warms, Canada's North is changing. New challenges arise for communities, researchers, and businesses operating in the northern regions of Canada. Simultaneously, new opportunities for development, research, and investment open up, such as possibilities for new shipping routes and tourism. The test of understanding and balancing the challenges of change in the North with the opportunities these changes bring was addressed at the Canada Special at IFAT 2016. Nine speakers from across Canada and Germany offered insights into the different aspects of Canada's North, including Québec's Plan Nord, ArcticNet, new tools to assess the effects of climate change and resource development on the North, technologies and techniques for environmental management, and more. Cooperation opportunities spanning business, the environment, research, and development were outlined. Discover the creative and innovative ideas presented at the Canada Special below.


Louis Fortier
The North: Challenges and Opportunities

Robert Sauvé
The Plan Nord: Toward 2035

Denis Leclerc
Écotech Québec: Grey Matter for Green Economy

Peter Gallant
Water Management in Northern Ontario: Challenges and Opportunities

Walter Dunnewold
Residential Solar Thermal Energy Project: A North-South Comparative

Stephen Mooney
Cold Climate Technology Challenges in the Yukon

Bernhard Meyer
Assessing Potential Impacts of Developing Unconventional Energy Resources on Shallow Water Resources in Canada's North

Monique Bernier
IcePAC: An Online Atlas to Understand the Spatiotemporal Dynamic of Ice in the Arctic

Erhard Diedrich
The DLR Satellite Station in Inuvik: A Milestone for the German-Canadian Cooperation in Earth Observation

TIRCON Final Conference

TIRCON (Treat Iron-Related Childhood-Onset Neurodegeneration) successfully held its Final Conference in Munich from October 15 to October 16. The EU funded project has been conducting research and outreach for NBIA over the last four years. The conference was attended by over 70 participants, and included presentations by TIRCON partners and external experts, as well as satellite workshops.

Read more about TIRCON here.
Download the conference program here.

StMBW and FAPESP announce new call for proposals for early career researcher workshops

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts (StMBW), represented by the Bavarian University Center for Latin America (BAYLAT), have announced a new call for proposals. The call is open to all disciplines, and will be cofunded. The proposals must be submitted from two leading researchers (one from a higher education or research institution in Bavaria, one from a higher education or research institution in São Paulo) as a joint application to propose a theme for a workshop.

Learn more here.

Canadian receives Nobel Prize in Physics

Dr. Arthur B. McDonald of Queen's University has received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work with neutrinos. Dr. McDonald discovered that neutrinos oscillate, which demonstrates that they have mass; a key breakthrough in the field of particle physics.

Read more here.

DLR and NRC sign framework cooperation in aerospace

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) signed a five-year framework cooperation agreement on 9 July, 2015. The agreement will facilitate further cooperation in joint research projects, especially in the areas of alternative fuels and other sustainable aviation research. The agreement was signed by DLR Aerospace Executive Board Member Prof. Rolf Henke and NRC Aviation Director Jerzy Komorowski.

Read more here.

NSERC announces investment in researchers

Over 3,800 researchers at 70 Canadian universities received long-term research investments from the federal government on 22 June, 2015. The overall investment of 443 million dollars was to support academic researchers, post doctoral fellows, and students.

Read more here.

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