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III. Quarter 2017

The Impact of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Discussing Germany and Japan

(12.09.17) Following recent developments in science policy around the world the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgmeinschaft, DFG) will host a symposium on “The Impact of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Discussing Germany and Japan” on 14th and 15th November 2017.

This symposium brings together high profile speakers from both the academic and research/science policy communities from Japan and Germany in order to seek new insights into the meaning and effects of the discourse of “societal impact” and related administrative practices. It will include a keynote speech by DFG-President Prof. Dr. Peter Strohschneider.


I. Quarter 2017

Dorothee Dzwonnek during her speech at Kyoto University

Japanese Trip by DFG Secretary General Dorothee Dzwonnek

(29.03.17) During her trip to Japan at the beginning of March 2017, DFG Secretary General Dorothee Dzwonnek met with representatives of Japanese partner organisations and universities for intensive talks about science policy questions and ways to expand German-Japanese collaboration. In addition, she gave a speech on equal opportunity in the German research system at Josai International University in Tokyo, and about the Excellence Strategy at the renowned Kyoto University.

At the iCeMs

DFG Leibniz Lecture "Neurology" at Osaka University, Keio University, RIKEN BSI, The University of Tokyo and Nagoya University

(16.02.17) Leibniz Prize awardee (2016) Professor Dr. Frank Bradke, (DZNE) gave a "DFG Leibniz Lecture" about his award-winning research on "Mechanisms of Axonal Growth and Regeneration" at five different top-universities in Japan. The talk attracted over 200 interested persons.


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