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Information für die Wissenschaft Nr. 43 | 11. August 2014
“Research in Germany” together with European Research and Funding Organisations at SEOUL ICM 2014 and MENAO

The initiative “Research in Germany”, represented amongst others by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation), and science organisations from the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom jointly present research and funding opportunities in Europe at this year’s International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) and the previous Mathematics in Emerging Nations: Achievements and Opportunities Symposium (MENAO) in Seoul. From 12 August to 20 August representatives and researchers from the respective organisations and countries provide information at a joint booth entitled “Research in Europe” and during several special events.

Held once every four years under the auspices of the International Mathematical Union (IMU), the ICM as the world’s largest meeting in the international mathematics community attracts mathematicians from all branches and all over the world. At this year’s ICM, hosted in the South Korean capital, the attendance of researchers from developing countries is especially supported. This is also demonstrated in the previous MENAO Symposium.

The initiative “Research in Germany” – represented by the DFG, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Fraunhofer Society – presents mathematical research and funding opportunities in Germany. The collective performance with the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (ICMAT) and the Engineering and Physical Science Council (EPSRC) promotes national institutions and programmes while also illustrating general chances of doing research in Europe.

Early career and senior researchers have the chance to meet scientists and programme managers of the respective countries and organisations. They are kindly invited to ask individual questions on research projects, cooperation possibilities, and national research funding activities. Interested scientists are also invited to attend the following information and networking events:

  • Information Booth at MENAO, 12 Aug. 2014, 3:00 – 4:00 pm, COEX, Meeting Room 402/403
  • Information Booth at Seoul ICM 2014, 13 Aug. – 20 Aug. 2014, during exhibition hours, COEX, Hall C1, Booth 4-15
  • Drop by Lunch Reception at the Booth, 14 Aug. 2014, starting at 12:30 pm, COEX, Hall C1, Booth 4-15
  • DFG Leibniz Lecture “Cannons at Sparrows: Attacks on a Seemingly Harmless Problem About Cutting Polygons” held by Günter M. Ziegler, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany and “Research in Germany” Reception, 14 Aug. 2014, 8:00 – 11:00 pm, Goethe-Institut Korea, 132, Sowol-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140 – 901
  • Netherlands Day, 15 Aug. 2014, during exhibition hours, COEX, Hall C1, Booth 4-15
  • Germany Day, 18 Aug. 2014, during exhibition hours, COEX, Hall C1, Booth 4-15
  • Spain Day, 19 Aug. 2014, during exhibition hours, COEX, Hall C1, Booth 4-15
  • United Kingdom Day, 20 Aug. 2014, during exhibition hours, COEX, Hall C1, Booth 4-15

Please note: For events in the COEX Convention & Exhibition Centre registration as conference participant is necessary.

Further information

Contact

For the complete “Research in Germany”-programme at SEOUL ICM 2014 and MENAO please refer to:

Websites of the participating institutions:

About “Research in Germany”

The initiative “Research in Germany – Land of Ideas” is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Its main objective is to present Germany’s research achievements and opportunities to the international research community and key international markets. Within the initiative the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) and the Fraunhofer Society (Fraunhofer) jointly promote Germany as a research location.

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