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II. Quarter 2017

Press conference held by DFG Secretary General Dzwonnek at SPBU; right, CRC spokesperson Manfred Bayer

DFG Intensifies Cooperation with St. Petersburg

(07.06.17) At the beginning of June 2017, a DFG delegation led by Secretary General Dorothee Dzwonnek travelled to St. Petersburg. In the last five years, the DFG has funded nearly 100 proposals with cooperation partners in Russia’s northern capital. In addition to the first German-Russian Collaborative Research Centre, TRR 160, based at the Ioffe Institute and the State University, this year nine more research projects funded jointly with the university, were given the go-ahead. The DFG took this opportunity to hold discussions with representatives of various universities and other research institutions at a press conference, workshop and evening reception held at St. Petersburg’s highly respected House of Scientists.


 

I. Quarter 2017

Minister of State Dr. Ludwig Spaenle and Deputy Chair of RFBR Council Vladimir Kvardakov

DFG Moscow Accompanies Bavarian Research Delegation on Visit to Russian Partner Organisation RFBR

(28.03.17) On 17 March, DFG Moscow accompanied a research delegation of the Bavarian Minister of State for Education, Research and Art, Dr. Ludwig Spaenle, to a meeting with representatives of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research. In addition to representatives of the ministry and the German embassy in Moscow, the delegation included the President of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Prof. Dr. Thomas Höllmann, the Rector of the University of Würzburg, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Alfred Forchel, and the managing director of the Bavarian Academic Center for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (BAYHOST), Nikolas Djukic.

From left: Rector Prof. Ivakhnenko (RGGU Moscow), Prof. Cheauré (IRTG 1956, University of Freiburg) and Prof. Zabotkina (RGGU Moscow) at the opening of the conference

Conference on “Literature and Foreign Cultural Policy” at RGGU Moscow

(28.03.17) From 16 to 18 March, an international conference entitled “Literature and Foreign Cultural Policy” was held at the Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU). As the annual conference of the Institute of Russian-German Literary and Cultural Relations (IRDLK) at RGGU Moscow, it was held during the core month of the DFG-funded German-Russian International Research Training Group 1956. Over the three days of the conference, scholars debated the political dimension of literature and the interdependent relationship between literature, art and politics.

5th Symposium of the German-Russian IRTG 1956 at RGGU Moscow

5th Symposium of the German-Russian International Research Training Group 1956 in Moscow

(27.03.17) In mid-March, the German-Russian IRTG 1956 held its 5th symposium at the Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU). The Research Training Group, which was formally inaugurated in Moscow in 2015 by a prominent delegation, is based at RGGU and the University of Freiburg.

Wolfgang Ertmer (University of Hannover) at the Lomonosov University in Moscow

DFG Leibniz Lecture on Quantum Metrology at Lomonosov University in Moscow

(22.02.17) At the end of February, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) organised a lecture at the Faculty of Physics at Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) by Leibniz Prize recipient, DFG Vice-President and respected experimental physicist Professor Wolfgang Ertmer. Professor Ertmer’s topic of ‘Cold Atom Based Quantum Metrology’ attracted an interested specialist audience, including a large number of students.


 

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