ICM 2018 – International Audience Keen to Learn About Research in Germany

(21.08.18) Between 1-10 August, mathematicians from all over the globe gathered in Rio de Janeiro for the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM), where they also had the chance to learn more about research and funding opportunities in Germany. On 6 August the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH) São Paulo hosted an information event in which representatives of German universities and funding organisations also participated. The event presented the German research landscape, opportunities for collaboration with partners in Germany, and funding programmes for international researchers based in Germany.

The words of welcome by Marcio Weichert, DWIH coordinator in São Paulo, were followed by a presentation on behalf of the DFG by Kathrin Winkler.

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Around 100 people of different nationalities and career stages listened to the presentations with great interest and took advantage of the chance to ask questions and receive one-to-one advice.

In her session, Dr. Kathrin Winkler, director of the DFG’s Latin America office, focused in particular on the international cooperation supported by the DFG, which is made possible by agreements with regional partner organisations worldwide. The activities of the DFG liaison offices in Brazil, China, India, Japan, Russia and the USA also play a key role in this area. Dr. Carsten Balleier, programme director for mathematics at DFG Head Office in Bonn, presented the funding portfolio for German and international researchers working at German research institutions.

There were also presentations by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Free University of Berlin, the Berlin Mathematical School, the University of Münster, the Technical University of Munich and the University of Bonn. Researchers who stopped by the Research in Germany stand during ICM received in-depth advice, particularly from representatives of the DFG and DAAD.