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III. Quarter 2023

UAS Networking Event with Researchers from Taiwan

(09.08.23) On 28 July 2022, the virtual event Networking for Research – German Universities of Applied Sciences & Researchers in Taiwan was held as a further item in the ongoing series of theme-based matchmaking events with universities of applied sciences (UAS). The DFG initiative “Networking for Research – Universities of Applied Sciences and Researchers Worldwide” (UDIF-HAW) seeks to reach out to UAS whose application-oriented research is highly regarded in an international context.

DFG Expands Cooperation with the South Caucasus: Signing of a Cooperation Agreement in Georgia

(24.07.23) On a delegation trip of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to Armenia and Georgia, DFG Secretary General Dr. Heide Ahrens signed an agreement with the Director of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia (SRNSFG), Professor Dr. Erekle Astakhishvili, on 12 July. The signing at the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia in Tbilisi was attended by the Minister and the Parliamentary State Secretary of the BMBF, Dr. Jens Brandenburg.

Delegation Trip to Kazakhstan: DFG Strengthens Its Commitment in Central Asia

(24.07.23) As part of the expansion of scientific cooperation with the Central Asian region, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) took part in a delegation trip to Kazakhstan organised by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) from 12 to 16 June 2023. The objective was to establish contacts with institutions of science and the humanities and research and explore fresh potential for cooperation with Germany. The German delegation visited Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Education and Science as well as the country’s leading universities and research institutes to find out about bilateral cooperation projects.

Vietnamese-German Collaboration in Joint Research Projects

(14.07.23) NAFOSTED and DFG are launching a joint collaboration for proposals for outstanding joint research projects in all fields of science and humanities.


II. Quarter 2023

funding program “ASPIRE” by AMED

Funding opportunity for Japanese-German collaborations

(15.06.23) The DFG joins the funding program “ASPIRE” by JST and AMED. // New call for “Joint Seminars” published by JSPS.

Prof Dr. Katja Becker

DFG President at the United Nations

(05.05.23) The President of the DFG and Chair of the Governing Board of the Global Research Council (GRC), Professor Dr. Katja Becker, used an extremely prominent location to stress the pivotal importance of science and research in relation to addressing global humanity questions and realising the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Becker spoke on Thursday 4 May in the UN’s New York headquarters at the "Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI for SDG)". 

National Research Foundation of Korea, Daejeon: NRF President Prof. Kwang Bok Lee, the participating NRF representatives, the DFG delegation and two members from the German Embassy

DFG delegation visit to South Korea and Singapore

(05.05.23) Strengthening cooperation and getting to know the science systems better – those were the goals of the delegation visit with President Katja Becker and Vice President Axel Brakhage to South Korea and Singapore. For five days, the delegation visited research institutions, universities and funding organizations in both countries and held talks on new partnerships. In addition, meetings were held with the German ambassadors as well as stakeholders such as representatives of German scientific organizations.

DFG Status Workshop in the Field of Public Health for African-German Collaborations (March 2023)

Status Workshop in the Field of “Public Health”

(05.05.23) On 30-31 March 2023 22 international research teams in the field of “Public Health” were invited to present their cooperation progress, identify further pathways for their research and exchange ideas regarding framework conditions for African-German Scientific Exchanges with the DFG. The Status Workshop took place in Königswinter, near Bonn.


I. Quarter 2023

German-Korean Funding Programme for Joint Workshops and Research Visits

(28.02.23) The DFG and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) are pleased to announce a call for proposals for German-Korean joint workshops and research visits. This initiative aims to bring together relevant and competitive researchers from Germany and South Korea to establish collaborative scientific relationships and prepare joint projects.

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Expansion of cooperation with partner organizations in Africa

(09.02.23) The German Research Foundation (DFG) and the National Research Foundation South Africa (NRF) propose a new 3-year (2023-2025) partnership to support the Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI).


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