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III. Quarter 2018

Participants in Week of the Young Researcher at KNRTU-KAI Kazan

German and Russian Early Career Researchers Discuss “Chemical Energy Storage and Conversion” in Kazan

(26.09.18) A growing world population and rising standard of living are continuously increasing the demand for energy in our modern world. Meanwhile, fossil fuels and natural resources are becoming increasingly scarce. What kind of world do we need in the future to convert and utilise energy efficiently? New approaches to chemical energy storage and conversion are key to the development of innovative concepts for low-pollution energy use.


II. Quarter 2018

2018 summer reception in Moscow

DFG Summer Reception: 15 Years of Representation in Russia

(17.07.18) On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the DFG Office in Moscow, the DFG hosted its annual summer reception in Moscow at the start of June. In the presence of around 200 guests from Moscow and regions of Russia as well as from Germany, Secretary General of the DFG Prof. Dorothee Dzwonnek thanked the Russian and German partners for the fruitful collaboration.

DFG Russia presents funding programmes at HSE

DFG Participates in OECD-HSE Workshop “Transnational Research and Innovation Partnerships” in Moscow

(23.05.2018) On 18 and 19 May 2018, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Higher School of Economics (HSE, a National Research University) hosted a discussion on “Transnational Research and Innovation Partnerships.


I. Quarter 2018

Meeting with KFU Rector Ilshat Gafurov

DFG Leibniz Lecture on “Networked Cybernetics” at GRIAT in Kazan

(05.03.2018) At the end of February, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation), together with the German Russian Institute of Advanced Technologies (GRIAT), hosted a lecture by Leibniz Prize winner and Vice-President of the DFG, Professor Frank Allgöwer, at the Kazan National Research Technical University (KNRTU-KAI). In his lecture, entitled “Networked Cybernetics: From the Classical Feedback Loop to the New Cybernetics of the 21st Century,” Professor Allgöwer discussed the current technical challenges for intelligent, digitally networked systems with an audience of interested experts from academia, research and industry.

Exhibit from the ‘Rilke and Russia’ exhibition

Conference on ‘Cultural Transfer 1900: Rilke and Russia’ at the Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU)

(15.02.18) At the beginning of February, the Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU) in Moscow played host to an international conference on the topic of ‘Cultural Transfer 1900: Rilke and Russia’. The conference was organised by the Russian State Literary Museum in Moscow, the DFG International Research Training Group at RGGU Moscow (IRTG 1956) and the Institute of Russian-German Literary and Cultural Relations (IRDLK), also based at RGGU Moscow, in partnership with the German Embassy in Moscow, the Swiss Embassy in Moscow and the Tsvetaeva Centre for Russian Culture at the University of Freiburg (Zwetajewa-Zentrum).