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.

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

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.

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.

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.