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Grantees Meeting of the Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs within the Africa Initiative

In October 2013, the postdoc fellows supported within the funding line "Sub-Saharan Africa" of the Volkswagen Foundation came together in Hanover and had an opportunity for a face-to-face with experts from around the world.

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160 Scientists participated at the Grantees-Meeting of the Africa-Initiative in Schloss Herrenhausen, Hanover.
160 Scientists participated at the Grantees-Meeting of the Africa-Initiative in Schloss Herrenhausen, Hanover.
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The Volkswagen Foundation held the meeting in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Hartmut Stützel, Leibniz Universität Hannover.
The Volkswagen Foundation held the meeting in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Hartmut Stützel, Leibniz Universität Hannover.
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The junior researchers from Africa had the opportunity to present their projects to other grantees and international experts.
The junior researchers from Africa had the opportunity to present their projects to other grantees and international experts.
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Renowned guest: Prof. Dr. Berhanu Abegaz, Executive Director der AAS (African Academy of Sciences).
Renowned guest: Prof. Dr. Berhanu Abegaz, Executive Director der AAS (African Academy of Sciences).
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The discussion with other grantees was a central part of the meeting.
The discussion with other grantees was a central part of the meeting.
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Prof. Dr. Bernhard Fleischer, Bernhard-Nocht-Institut for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, was one of the speakers.
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Fleischer, Bernhard-Nocht-Institut for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, was one of the speakers.
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In smaller workshops, the research subjects of the scientists as well as the political and economical constraints for research in Africa were analyzed.
In smaller workshops, the research subjects of the scientists as well as the political and economical constraints for research in Africa were analyzed.
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The personal experiences of the young african researchers gave interersting insights for the participants of the meeting.
The personal experiences of the young african researchers gave interersting insights for the participants of the meeting.
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Poster presentation by the young researchers.
Poster presentation by the young researchers.
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Evening seminar: Discussion on "Challenges for the Funding of Research in Africa".
Evening seminar: Discussion on "Challenges for the Funding of Research in Africa".
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Prof. Dr. Gugu Moche, Executive Dean at the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology, University of South Africa, was one of the panel members during the discussion.
Prof. Dr. Gugu Moche, Executive Dean at the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology, University of South Africa, was one of the panel members during the discussion.
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The Grantees-Meeting was the first meeting of all postdoctoral fellows supported within the funding line "Sub-Saharan Africa".
The Grantees-Meeting was the first meeting of all postdoctoral fellows supported within the funding line "Sub-Saharan Africa".
© Marcel Wogram für VolkswagenStiftung

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