Kathrin Winkler presents the funding opportunities offered by the DFG
(28.10.16) As part of the 21st Congress of the Brazilian Society of Automatics (Sociedade Brasileira de Automática – SBA), which took place from 3 to 7 October in Vitória, the capital of the north-eastern state of Espírito Santo, the “Research in Germany” initiative offered a day of advisory services and an information event. The host of the two-yearly congress, which has become established as one of the most important in the area of engineering sciences, was the State University of Espírito Santo (UFES). The numerous participants who gathered there are studying, researching or working all around Brazil, in the areas of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, automatic control systems and technical IT. The goal of the event was to increase and foster interaction between the scientific community, industry and students, as well as to serve as a forum where participants could exchange ideas and information.
More than 70 people took part in the “Research in Germany” information event on 5 October, which was open not only to congress participants but also to students and researchers at the UFES. As well as hearing talks on the funding opportunities offered by the DAAD and DFG, the audience were given an impression of what it is like to live and research in Germany, thanks to practical reports by Professor Thomas Rauber (Institute of Informatics at the UFES) and a former doctoral student who had completed a period abroad in Germany. In this way the attendees also received answers to questions that went beyond purely research-related aspects.
During the day, the “Research in Germany” stand attracted numerous visitors who came to take advantage of the individual advisory services regarding research and funding opportunities in Germany.