Scientific Cooperation with Canada
Canada and Germany have decided to work together to promote economic and technological progress in both
countries. The key areas of cooperation have developed in line with national priorities and global challenges. They include new materials/nanotechnology, photonics and green biotechnology, polar and space research, medicine and health. Furthermore, and against the background of climate change, cooperation in the areas of energy and environmental research is rising in importance.
On November 16, 2016 in Vancouver a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the German Technical University Darmstadt and Canada’s National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics TRIUMF.
Cooperation between TU Darmstadt and TRIUMF
The Green Talents Award held under the patronage of the German Research Minister Prof Johanna Wanka awarded young talented researchers for the eighth time and provided a platform to share their innovative and creative ideas, aiming to answer pressing sustainability and environmental protection questions of our time. A high-ranking jury of experts selected 25 up-and-coming scientists out of more than 755 applications from over 104 countries, including York University Researcher Darnel Harris.
Green Talents 2016
German Parliamentary Secretary visits Max Planck-University of Ottawa Centre for Extreme and Quantum Photonics
Parliamentary Secretary Stefan Müller visited the Max Planck-University of Ottawa Centre for Extreme and Quantum Photonics on October 25, 2016 to learn more about the German-Canadian cooperation between two leading research teams in the field of photonics and the international exchange between young scientists and students from Germany and Canada.
On September 19, 2016, the University of British Columbia celebrated its first partnership milestone with DLR, the German Aerospace Centre, with the opening of the DLR@UBC office on the University’s Point Grey Campus. The office will provide a physical base for the partnership and enhance the experience of visiting academics and exchange students from DLR, as they participate in joint projects with UBC researchers and industrial collaborators in Western Canada.
Launch of DLR@UBC
Algonquin College President, Cheryl Jensen, and Siemens Canada CEO, Robert Hardt, came together on April 22, 2016, Earth Day, to unveil a new high-efficiency co-generation power plant that will take the College’s Ottawa campus off the grid. German Ambassador Werner Wnendt provided introductory remarks.
A year after the launch of the Max Planck-University of Ottawa Centre for Extreme and Quantum Photonics, the University of Ottawa commemorated its vibrant partnership with the Max Planck Society by unveiling an official centre plaque on April 13, 2016, in the presence of Martin Stratmann, president of the Max Planck Society, and Werner Wnendt, German ambassador to Canada.
Plaque celebrates vibrant uOttawa-Max Planck Centre research partnership