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Information for Researchers No. 26 | 24 May 2013
“Germany + Brazil 2013-2014 – Where Ideas Connect”

German President Joachim Gauck Launches “Germany-Brazil” Year / Portuguese and Spanish DFG Websites Go Online

On 13 May 2013 German President Joachim Gauck officially opened “Germany + Brazil 2013-2014 – Where Ideas Connect” in São Paulo, Brazil. The “Research and University System” programme, launched on 15 May 2013 by President Gauck together with the Brazilian Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Marco António Raupp, was co-designed and coordinated by the DFG Office Latin America under the auspices of the German House of Science and Innovation (DWIH) in São Paulo. At the same time the DFG has launched Portuguese and Spanish versions of its website (www.dfg.de/pt and www.dfg.de/es), which provide basic information about the organisation's research funding activities.

With the motto “Where Ideas Connect”, Germany + Brazil 2013-2014 will strengthen German-Brazilian relations, which have a long tradition in research as well as in other areas. The initiative also seeks to raise the profile of the partnership between the two countries and provide impetus for new economic and research cooperation. Over the course of the year, the DFG and other German funding organisations are organising six events in different Brazilian cities to promote the “Research in Germany” initiative and provide information about study and research opportunities in Germany. There will also be three workshops on actual research networks and projects. “Germany + Brazil 2013-2014” is an initiative of the German Foreign Office.

The DFG used this opportunity to add Portuguese and Spanish to its multilingual online presence. The new websites are aimed at researchers and research managers in both Latin America and Europe.

Further Information

For more information about “Germany + Brazil 2013-2014”, including events for the “Research in Germany” initiative, please visit: