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

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.

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

In its funding initiative on artificial intelligence (AI), the Foundation promotes close collaboration between the technical and social sciences in order to enable future-oriented AI research in the interests of society at large. An interview with the initiative's program directors.

An international symposium at the Humboldt Forum in Berlin on October 3 and 4, 2019 discusses the importance of interdisciplinary cooperation and new perspectives.

The program "Research Cooperation Lower Saxony - Israel" promotes scientifically outstanding collaborative projects conducted jointly by researchers from Israel and Lower Saxony. Deadline for the current call adressing natural sciences, mathematics and engineering sciences is October 24, 2019.

Nine young researchers have now convinced the Volkswagen Foundation's international panel of experts and board of trustees with their unconventional projects: they receive a 'Freigeist' Fellowship that gives them maximum freedom and a clear time perspective for their research.

Interview with Dr. Christian Peters, co-organizer of the conference "Forces and Forms of Doctoral Education Worldwide" in Hanover, Germany on September 5 to 6, 2019

Ethical aspects are rarely considered when it comes to the design and the programming of a robot. This is where Aimee van Wynsberghe, co-founder and co-director of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics, is stepping in.