(30.07.15) The DFG has presented recommendations for “Developing Clinical Research at German University Hospitals between 2015 and 2025” (available in German). The DFG Permanent Senate Commission on Key Questions in Clinical Research, chaired by DFG Vice-President Professor Dr. Leena Bruckner-Tuderman, approved these recommendations. They include dependable career paths in clinical research, targeted long-term investments in infrastructures and the staff associated with these, scope for research and a plea for open-topic funding for knowledge-driven research.
What Does Clinical Research at Universities in Germany Need?
The DFG Presents Recommendations for Developing Clinical Research / Plea for Open and Free Competition for Funding and Dependable Career Paths
DFG Names Recipients of Eugen and Ilse Seibold Prizes 2015
Jurist Miyoko Motozawa and Political Scientist Gesine Foljanty-Jost to Receive Award for Contribution to Japan-Germany Relations
(16.07.15) The DFG names a substantial increase in basic funding for higher education institutions, continued dedicated support for top-level research and the improvement of career prospects for young researchers as the key challenges for the research system, the research community and research policy in Germany. Re-elected DFG President Professor Dr. Peter Strohschneider and Secretary General Dorothee Dzwonnek expressed their views at the annual press conference in Berlin.
The DFG's Annual Press Conference in Berlin
Re-elected President Strohschneider: "Continue with Successful Ventures, Address Urgent Problems" / Proposals for Further Development of the Excellence Initiative
(09.07.15) The DFG names a substantial increase in basic funding for higher education institutions, continued dedicated support for top-level research and the improvement of career prospects for young researchers as the key challenges for the research system, the research community and research policy in Germany. Re-elected DFG President Professor Dr. Peter Strohschneider and Secretary General Dorothee Dzwonnek expressed their views at the annual press conference in Berlin.
The First DFG App: The Digital World of Microbes
Tablet Compendium on Infection Research / Up to Date, Entertaining, Interactive
(09.07.15) The DFG has presented its first German-language app for mobile devices at its annual press conference in Berlin. The “MenschMikrobe” app is an entertaining compendium based on scientific facts about infection research.
DFG President Peter Strohschneider Re-Elected
Peter Strohschneider will serve another term as President of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. The 59-year-old professor of medieval German language and literature was re-elected by the General Assembly of the DFG on Wednesday 1 July 2015 in Bochum.
Nine New Research Units, One New Clinical Research Unit
This was decided by the Senate of the DFG at its session during the 2015 Annual Meeting. The research collaborations will offer researchers the possibility of pursuing current and pressing issues in their research areas and establishing innovative work directions.
Research in Germany at the asm2015 in New Orleans
For the first time, the initiative “Research in Germany” was present at the American Society for Microbiology’s (ASM) General Meeting, asm2015, that was held in New Orleans this year. The city at the Mississippi delta once again proved to be an attractive host location and drew more than 7,200 participants to one of the most important international meetings in the field of microbiology between May 30 and June 02, 2015.
TechKriti 2015 at IIT Kanpur
The German Research Foundation (DFG India Office), consortium leader of the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH New Delhi), participated in TechKriti 2015, the annual Technological and Entrepreneurial festival of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur from 19th to 22nd March 2015. Dr. Vaibhav Agarwal (Senior Scientific Officer, DFG India Office) welcomed students and faculty members to an information session in which he introduced the role of DFG in the consortium of the DWIH New Delhi.
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