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News Apr. 04, 2023

African Scientists Create "Knowledge for Tomorrow"

The Volkswagen Foundation launched its research commitment in Africa 20 years ago. Now, the Foundation is inviting its fellows to Naivasha, Kenya, for a future-oriented dialogue.

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Story Mar. 16, 2023

Supporting Science in Sub-Saharan Africa: Saving people and sounds from being forgotten

Lizabé Lambrechts researches South African popular music from the apartheid era 

Funding offer May. 24, 2023

"Earth System Sciences" - funding offer and online networking event

Universities in Germany with a geoscience focus can apply for one to two junior tenure-track professorships. Deadline is Nov. 15, 2023. An online networking event on the research field is scheduled for June 21, 2023.

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Event report Oct. 09, 2019

Documentation: Herrenhausen Conference "Extreme Events – Building Climate Resilient Societies"

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.

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Event report May. 06, 2019

Herrenhausen Conference "Urban Agricultural Heritage and the Shaping of Future Cities"

The Herrenhausen Conference on May 6-8, 2019 focussed on food production in cities and elaborated why urban agriculture should be part of a sustainable urban planning in the future.

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Event reports Jun. 21, 2018

Herrenhausen Symposium "Individualized Infection Medicine – The Future is Now"

How may individualization find its way into care of patients with infectious diseases? This topic was discussed during the international Herrenhausen Symposium in Hanover on June 21 to 23, 2018.

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Event report May. 31, 2017

Herrenhausen Conference "Society Through the Lens of the Digital"

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.

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Event report May. 08, 2017

Herrenhausen Symposium "The Long End of the First World War: Ruptures, Continuities and Memories"

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.

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Event report Mar. 25, 2015

Herrenhausen Conference: "Big Data in a Transdisciplinary Perspective"

On March 25-27, 2015, researchers and international experts met in Hannover for a Herrenhausen Conference on "Big Data".