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.

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.

New federal government in Canada

On 19 October, 2015, Canadian federal elections were held. The Liberal Party of Canada won a majority with 184 of 338 seats. The Prime-Minister-designate is Justin Trudeau.

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.

Over 100 Canadian and international researchers call for a stop to oilsands expansion

Led by academics at the University of Waterloo, Simon Fraser University, and the University of Arizona, over 100 researchers are calling on Canada to end expansion in the oilsands. The group includes biologists, economists, geographers, political scientists, and physicists. Within the group, there are 12 Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, 22 members of the US National Academy of Sciences, 5 Order of Canada recipients, and one Nobel Peace laureate.

Read more here.

Discussion Paper: ''Germany Without Renewables''

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Karl (FAU) has co-authored a discussion paper titled, ''Germany Without Renewables'' with Herr Marius Dillig (FAU). The paper analyses rising electricity prices and discusses grid stability and energy security as dominating the public debate about the future of electricity produced from renewable energy resources. The paper also asks where the world would be today at current prices and security of supply without renewable generation sources such as biomass, wind, and sun.

Read the paper here.

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