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VolkswagenStiftung http://www.volkswagenstiftung.de list VolkswagenStiftung http://www.volkswagenstiftung.de http://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/fileadmin/templates/gfx/vws-logo.gif en TYPO3 - get.content.right http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss International Workshop: How does artificial intelligence influence our world of tomorrow? https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/nc/en/events/calendar-of-events/details-of-events/news/detail/artikel/artificial-intelligence-and-its-impact-on-tomorrows-world/marginal/5263.html Apply now: The Volkswagen Foundation invites scientists from the engineering and social sciences to the int. workshop "Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Tomorrow's World" on October 4-7, 2017, in Einbeck. Application deadline is Mai 23, 2017. Apply now: The Volkswagen Foundation invites scientists from the engineering and social sciences to the int. workshop "Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Tomorrow's World" on October 4-7, 2017, in Einbeck. Application deadline is Mai 23, 2017. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:59:00 Study on blue tits: Smell first, and then beg https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/nc/en/news-press/news/news-details/news/detail/artikel/study-on-blue-tits-smell-first-and-then-beg/marginal/5283.html Nestling blue tits can discriminate between the smell of other nestlings and adapt their begging behaviour accordingly. This is the outcome of the latest study by Freigeist-Fellow Dr. Barbara Caspers and Dr. Peter Korsten from Bielefeld University. Nestling blue tits can discriminate between the smell of other nestlings and adapt their begging behaviour accordingly. This is the outcome of the latest study by Freigeist-Fellow Dr. Barbara Caspers and Dr. Peter Korsten from Bielefeld University. Mon, 15 May 2017 13:53:52 UNLEASH Innovation Lab 2017: Volkswagen Foundation Supports Junior Scientists https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/nc/en/news-press/news/news-details/news/detail/artikel/sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-volkswagenstiftung-supports-unleash-innovation-lab-2017/marginal/5246.html Apply now: From August 13 to 21, 2017, the UNLEASH initiative brings together young talents from science, technology and business who are working on topics related to the SDGs of the United Nations. The Volkswagen Foundation is a partner of the initiative and supports young researchers who are funded by the Foundation. Apply now: From August 13 to 21, 2017, the UNLEASH initiative brings together young talents from science, technology and business who are working on topics related to the SDGs of the United Nations. The Volkswagen Foundation is a partner of the initiative and supports young researchers who are funded by the Foundation. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:17:00 A dwarf crocodile from the Harz mountains: Fossils suggest a new genus https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/nc/en/news-press/news/news-details/news/detail/artikel/a-dwarf-crocodile-from-the-harz-mountains-fossils-suggest-a-new-genus/marginal/5228.html Researchers from the Landesmuseum Hannover and the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin have described a new genus and species among the ancestors of modern crocodiles. Knoetschkesuchus lived on an island in the Jurassic sea in the Harz foothills in Germany. Researchers from the Landesmuseum Hannover and the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin have described a new genus and species among the ancestors of modern crocodiles. Knoetschkesuchus lived on an island in the Jurassic sea in the Harz foothills in Germany. Wed, 01 Mar 2017 07:09:00 A Network for Health – Ghanaian Scientist Talks with Merkel about Neglected Tropical Diseases https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/nc/en/news-press/news/news-details/news/detail/artikel/a-network-for-health-ghanaian-scientist-talks-with-merkel-about-neglected-tropical-diseases/marginal/5224.html Dr. John Amuasi, the first director of the African Research Network on Neglected Tropical Diseases, is attending the "International German Forum" today and talks to the Chancellor about his research and the challenges Africa faces in dealing with neglected tropical diseases. Dr. John Amuasi, the first director of the African Research Network on Neglected Tropical Diseases, is attending the "International German Forum" today and talks to the Chancellor about his research and the challenges Africa faces in dealing with neglected tropical diseases. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:46:31 The Challenges of Change - Keynote by Wilhelm Krull held at a Workshop of the European Research Council https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/news-press/publications/details-publications/news/detail/artikel/8-februar-2017-wilhelm-krull-erc-participatory-workshop-the-challenges-of-change/marginal/5211.html "The Challenges of Change and the Need for Establishing a High Trust Culture of Creativity. Some Reflections on Achieving More Breakthroughs in the 2020s" was the subject of a keynote speech held by Dr. Wilhelm Krull, Secretary General of the Volkswagen Foundation, at the ERC Participatory Workshop on February 8, 2017 in Bussels. "The Challenges of Change and the Need for Establishing a High Trust Culture of Creativity. Some Reflections on Achieving More Breakthroughs in the 2020s" was the subject of a keynote speech held by Dr. Wilhelm Krull, Secretary General of the Volkswagen Foundation, at the ERC Participatory Workshop on February 8, 2017 in Bussels. Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:50:48 New call supports structured doctoral programs in Central Asia and South Caucasus https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/our-funding-portfolio-at-a-glance/centralasia-caucasus.html The Volkswagen Foundation supports selected universities in Central Asia and South Caucasus, who want to establish and implement structured doctoral programs (graduate schools) in cooperation with German universities. The program is open for all disciplines. The Volkswagen Foundation supports selected universities in Central Asia and South Caucasus, who want to establish and implement structured doctoral programs (graduate schools) in cooperation with German universities. The program is open for all disciplines. Thu, 26 Jan 2017 12:19:00 Now online: Conference Summary "Religious Pluralisation - A Challenge for Modern Societies" https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/events/event-reports/berichte/documentation-herrenhausen-conference-religious-pluralisation-a-challenge-for-modern-societies.html Fotos, selected audio files and summary report on the Herrenhausen Conference in Hanover on October 4 to 6, 2016. Fotos, selected audio files and summary report on the Herrenhausen Conference in Hanover on October 4 to 6, 2016. Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:55:02 New Options for the Humanities and Cultural Studies https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/our-funding-portfolio-at-a-glance/original-isnt-it.html The Volkswagen Foundation promote the exploration of research ideas of groundbreaking originality. Deadline for applications is November 17, 2016. The Volkswagen Foundation promote the exploration of research ideas of groundbreaking originality. Deadline for applications is November 17, 2016. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:13:00 Hague Club Meeting in Hanover https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/nc/en/news-press/news/news-details/news/detail/artikel/hague-club-meeting-in-hanover/marginal/5116.html From 8th to 11th of September 2016, the heads of some of the largest foundations in Europe, the Hague Club, are convening in Hanover for their annual meeting. From 8th to 11th of September 2016, the heads of some of the largest foundations in Europe, the Hague Club, are convening in Hanover for their annual meeting. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 12:30:00 Innovative concrete and cement construction - support for young academics in Africa https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/nc/en/news-press/news/news-details/news/detail/artikel/innovative-concrete-and-cement-construction-support-for-young-academics-in-africa/marginal/5087.html Young African researchers met with international experts in Accra, Ghana, at the second KEYS symposium to enhance their skills in the field of cement and concrete construction technology. Young African researchers met with international experts in Accra, Ghana, at the second KEYS symposium to enhance their skills in the field of cement and concrete construction technology. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:42:58 World-Counter-Revolutions: Documentation https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/events/event-reports/berichte/documentation-world-counter-revolutions-1917-1920-from-a-global-perspective.html The documentation of the symposium "World-Counter-Revolutions: 1917-1920 from a Global Perspective" is now available online. The documentation of the symposium "World-Counter-Revolutions: 1917-1920 from a Global Perspective" is now available online. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 17:56:03 Climate Mitigation - a Global Project https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/nc/en/news-press/news/news-details/news/detail/artikel/climate-mitigation-a-global-project-1/marginal/4979.html Thai Experts of the project "Climate Change Mitigation and Poverty Reduction (CliMiP) – Trade-Offs or Win-Win Situations?" organized a policy workshop. Thai Experts of the project "Climate Change Mitigation and Poverty Reduction (CliMiP) – Trade-Offs or Win-Win Situations?" organized a policy workshop. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 11:31:00 Computational Journalism Under Investigation https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/nc/en/news-press/news/news-details/news/detail/artikel/freigeist-fellow-erforscht-roboterjournalismus/marginal/5048.html Freigeist-Fellow Prof. Dr. Neil Thurman analyzes the professional, personal and societal consequences of automated journalistic work. Freigeist-Fellow Prof. Dr. Neil Thurman analyzes the professional, personal and societal consequences of automated journalistic work. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 09:37:27 Honored in Georgia https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/nc/en/news-press/news/news-details/news/detail/artikel/honored-in-georgia/marginal/5034.html Secretary General Wilhelm Krull was awarded Doctor Honoris Causa of Ilia State University. Secretary General Wilhelm Krull was awarded Doctor Honoris Causa of Ilia State University. Mon, 23 May 2016 13:15:37 New Call within "Europe and Global Challenges" https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/our-funding-portfolio-at-a-glance/europe-and-global-challenges.html Deadline: Sept. 1, 2016: Call for research projects in the social sciences dealing with the global challenges climate change, global health, terrorism/radicalization, migration or social inequality, that involve researchers from Europe and at least one other region of the world. Deadline: Sept. 1, 2016: Call for research projects in the social sciences dealing with the global challenges climate change, global health, terrorism/radicalization, migration or social inequality, that involve researchers from Europe and at least one other region of the world. Tue, 10 May 2016 11:51:00 International Fellowships Further XFEL Science https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/news-press/geschichten-aus-der-foerderung/international-fellowships-further-xfel-science.html The free-electron laser European XFEL in Hamburg profits from 16 Peter Paul Ewald Fellows who gained experience at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The free-electron laser European XFEL in Hamburg profits from 16 Peter Paul Ewald Fellows who gained experience at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:37:00 Last Call for "Macroscopic Functional Systems" https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/completed-initiatives/macroscopic-functional-systems.html August 2, 2016 is the last deadline for projects in the sciences, engineering and medicine linking up molecular or nanoscale units to form complex functional systems. August 2, 2016 is the last deadline for projects in the sciences, engineering and medicine linking up molecular or nanoscale units to form complex functional systems. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 12:13:00 Freigeist-Fellow Researches Social Valuation in Rodents https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/nc/en/news-press/news/news-details/news/detail/artikel/freigeist-fellow-researches-social-valuation-in-rodents/marginal/4934.html In his project "The Neural Basis of Social Valuation - the Confluence of Neuroscience, Psychology & Economics" Marijn van Wingerden from the University of Düsseldorf applies a quantitative, interdisciplinary approach to social decision making in rodents to uncover the neural basis of social valuation. In his project "The Neural Basis of Social Valuation - the Confluence of Neuroscience, Psychology & Economics" Marijn van Wingerden from the University of Düsseldorf applies a quantitative, interdisciplinary approach to social decision making in rodents to uncover the neural basis of social valuation. Thu, 18 Feb 2016 15:09:00