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A joint funding initiative of La Caixa Foundation (Spain), Novo Nordisk Fonden (Denmark), Wellcome (United Kingdom) and Volkswagen Foundation (Germany). Deadline: April 17, 2020.

The "Global Issues" initiative aims to enable international research collaboration and to generate new insights on understudied issues of global relevance. Whithin the new thematic call on cultural heritage and change, project consortia may apply for up to 1.5 million Euro. Application deadline is March 25, 2020.

More than 130 multidisciplinary scientists and practitioners from 30 countries and UN organizations came together for a Herrenhausen Conference in Hannover from October 9 to 11, 2019, to elucidate the relations between climate extremes, societal resilience, and sustainable development goals.

Epidemiologist Debarati Guha-Sapir gives insights, how data analysis can help to adapt to extreme weather events and even prevent deaths.

Climate change manifests itself in increasingly severe floods, droughts and storms. How data science could help to understand extreme weather conditions and prepare humankind for what’s to come was discussed at a Herrenhausen Conference on "Extreme Events" in Hannover.

Around 150 international academics from all disciplines discussed the reorientation of the humanities today at a Herrenhausen Symposium on September 10 to 12, 2019, which was jointly organized by the Volkswagen Foundation and the German U15 association of leading research universities.

Now online: Seven "Hannover Recommendations 2019" to improve doctoral education worldwide, to facilitate the development of the researchers of the future around the globe, and to develop a more inclusive and respectful research environment.

Technology giants zealously guard their data records – a policy with strict laws that slows down data transfer. So how does research on AI in Germany organize its basic supply of data?

At the symposium "Interdisciplinarity Revisited", 150 scientists from all over the world discussed the added value of interdisciplinary approaches in research and teaching.