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.

Canada Special at IFAT 2016

The Canada Special at IFAT 2016 will offer a platform to discover Northern Canada. Experts from across Canada and Bavaria will present initiatives to develop the North. The Canada Special intends to draw the lines for possible cooperation opportunities in economics, environment, science, and development.

See the Canada Special Flyer here.

Visit the IFAT 2016 website 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.

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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