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The Herrenhausen Conference on November 27-29, 2017 was an interdisciplinary platform for developing risk reduction strategies for low-income communities threatened by natural hazards.

The International Workshop from October 11-13, 2017, aimed at evaluating current evidence for the nature and likelihood of genome editing risks and exploring potential for future developments and options for governance strategies.

Mit dem Opus Primum Förderpreis wird alljährlich die beste wissenschaftliche Nachwuchspublikation geehrt. In diesem Jahr erhält der Schweizer Philosoph Andreas Cassee die mit 10.000 Euro dotierte Auszeichnung für sein Erstlingswerk "Globale Bewegungsfreiheit", eine aktuelle Betrachtung von Einwanderungsbeschränkungen, Gerechtigkeitsprinzipien und individueller Selbstbestimmung.

Three of Europe's biggest philanthropic foundations have joined together to award 5 million euros to tackle some of the most pressing global challenges of our time: Wellcome Trust, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and Volkswagen Foundation have funded six research groups from across Europe to drive action through cross-border collaboration.

The international symposium from June 28 till June 30, 2017, explored overarching trends in the political as well as corporate regulation and in the forms of collective organisation of labour.

Experts discussed how the humanities and social sciences deal with the social challenges of digitization at the Herrenhausen Conference in Hanover which took place from May 31 till June 2, 2017.

Im Gespräch: Ulrike Bischler und Pavel Dutow, Koordinatoren der Förderinitiative "Experiment! – Auf der Suche nach gewagten Forschungsideen" der VolkswagenStiftung, erläutern das neue teil-randomisierte Auswahlverfahren.

Climate, migration, global health – the funding initiative "Europe and Global Challenges" supported jointly by Volkswagen Foundation, Wellcome Trust, and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond grants a total amount of 5 million euro for cross-border interdisciplinary projects in the humanities and social sciences.
The Herrenhausen Symposium "The Long End of the First World War: Ruptures, Continuities and Memories" questioned the idea of a static and clearly defined "end" of the War. The summary report includes videos as well as a written text.