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IV. Quarter 2021

Session I of the virtual German-Russian Week of the Young Researcher (from left): J. Mukherjee (DAAD), K. Becker (DFG), A. Khlunov (RSF), G. Hermani (BMBF), V. Kvardakov (RFBR), Yu. Balega (RAS), B. Grzeski (German Embassy Moscow, via video message),

11th German-Russian Week of the Young Researcher – “Internationalisation of Science and Research during the Pandemic”

(25.10.21) At the end of October, the DFG and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) hosted the 11th German-Russian Week of the Young Researcher at the German Centre for Research and Innovation (DWIH Moscow). Discussion focussed mainly on current challenges and the importance of cross-border research cooperation during the pandemic. The event was held as a one-day online conference due to the pandemic, like last year: opened by DFG President Professor Katja Becker and DAAD President Joybrato Mukherjee, it included impulse statements and a panel discussion.

MDZ special issue “Research and Education” 2021

(21.10.21) This year’s special supplement issued by the bilingual Moscow German Newspaper (MDZ) on German-Russian cooperation in the field of research and education was published in October 2021. The publication offers locally-based German research, funding and intermediary organisations the opportunity to report on their activities in Russia.

Brochure on the Tenth German-Russian Week of the Young Researcher – “Collaborating Across Borders During the Pandemic”

(05.10.21) For ten years now, the DFG and its Moscow office have organised the “German-Russian Week of the Young Researcher” to focus specifically on bilateral networking and promote early-career researchers in Russia. The 10th anniversary week took place in December 2020 and was dedicated to current challenges facing cross-border research cooperation as well as the new role of science in society at large.


III. Quarter 2021

Magazin Cover Vestnik

Message from the DFG President in the journal published by the Russian partner organisation RFBR

(26.07.21) A message from DFG President Katja Becker opens the current issue of the quarterly journal Vestnik published by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR), which is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the partnership between the RFBR and the DFG.


II. Quarter 2021


German Week in St. Petersburg

(27.04.21) The DFG Office Moscow presented the DFG’s funding programmes at “#scienceday de-ru” as part of the 18th German Week in St. Petersburg. Involving more than 30 higher education institutions, research institutions and research funding organisations from both Germany and Russia, the week’s events provided insights into the current world of research and higher education to more than 500 participants.


I. Quarter 2021


DFG supports higher education and research cooperation between Lower Saxony and Russia

(25.03.21) DFG Office Moscow presented funding opportunities with Russia and ongoing bilateral collaborations between universities and research institutions in Lower Saxony to an audience of over 120. The online meeting on cooperation in the field of “education, higher education and research" was part of the event cycle “Lower Saxony and Russia: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow”, which took place as part of the Year of Germany in Russia in March 2021.

GAKhN displaced

DFG project on art research with exhibition in Moscow

(25.03.21) As part of the current Year of Germany, the exhibition “GAKhN displaced” opened in mid-March with the participation of Ruhr University Bochum, the Goethe-Institut and DFG Office Moscow. The DFG-funded project is dedicated to indexing the estate of the State Academy of Art Sciences (GAChN).

DFG Office Moscow at Workshop on Cluster Formation at Russian Universities

(23.02.21) The Russian “Association of Global Universities” and the German Centre for Research and Innovation (DWIH) Moscow organised a German-Russian exchange involving more than 100 participants on the subject of a new Russian funding programme geared towards promoting the formation of clusters and consortia at universities in Russia. The DWIH and its supporters such as the DFG along with RWTH Aachen University, TU Dortmund University and the Free University of Berlin reported on the funding line and foundation of excellence clusters in Germany.