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International cooperation in order to prevent pandemics

Feb 24, 2017 |
Experts discussed ways of improving health with Chancellor Merkel

The war on infectious diseases is one focus of Germany’s G20 Presidency, stressed German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Third International German Forum. To prevent pandemics we must work together, she said.

Young researchers off for field research in Africa

Feb 23, 2017 |
Johannesburg, South Africa, leading commerical centre of the continent

As part of the training of young professionals in international development cooperation, the participants of the Postgraduate Training Programme of the German Development Institute DIE in Bonn have now left for their research projects.

SPACES Scholarships for research in the field of Earth System Management

Feb 23, 2017 | German Embassy Pretoria
Taking samples of haulm

The SPACES Programme is offering scholarships for graduates, PhD candidates and Postdocs from Namibia and South Africa concentrating on Earth System Research. The grantees will be able to conduct a short-time research stay in Germany this year. The bursaries can include both financial as well as scientific support for individual research projects.

International German Forum on improving human health

Feb 22, 2017 |
Development of new vaccines against tropical diseases

At the Third International German Forum experts from 25 countries, from the realms of politics, science and research and civil society, meet on February 21 and 22 to discuss ways of improving the quality of life and health.

G20 wants to combat poverty

Feb 21, 2017 |
G20 Foreign Ministers in Bonn

Fighting poverty must be a joint task of the G20, said German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel at a meeting with his official counterparts in Bonn. Crisis prevention, sustainable development and cooperation with Africa should be given greater priority.

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