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Infographics: Scientists on the move

Today scientists are more mobile than ever. They travel across the world to exchange knowledge, to collect research data or to collaborate with colleagues in international projects. Did you know that Germany is one of the most important host countries for internationally mobile scientists? 

Why do scientists go abroad? Which countries do they mainly come from? The infographic “Scientists on the move” has answers to these and other questions on the topic.

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November 2016

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Noor Cahyo, Dr.
21 June 2018

Germany, is known as high-tech country. But, I don't hear his reputation about marine geoscience exploration yet. It'll be better, when we could joint research of this field more intensively and seriously.

APD Redaktionsteam
29 November 2016

Dear Dr. Ahmad El-Musleh, dear Moussa Lamine,

Thank you for your comments! International exchange and cross-border collaborations are integral parts of the German research and education system. A core element of internationalisation in the German research system is promotion of the transfer of international researchers.

Funding organizations like the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation or the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), whose main task is the promotion of international exchange of academics and researchers, are engaged in educational collaboration worldwide, including emerging and developing countries. The DAAD for example adopted a strategy for academic cooperation with the countries of sub-Saharan Africa for the period 2015–2020. In addition to support of capacity building for graduate training and research at African universities, the DAAD strategy also provides for significantly increased scholarships to African scholars.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for examples supports higher education and research in mathematics at the AIMS centres in Africa with the "German Research Chair" programme for application-oriented mathematics.
German higher education institutions cooperate with foreign universities and research institutions in around 30,000 partnerships worldwide, partly supported with funds from various German federal ministries.

Furthermore, in the past years many German science organisations, including the German Research Foundation, the Fraunhofer Society, the Helmholtz Association, the Max Planck Society, the Leibniz Association and the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training have adopted organisation-specific internationalisation strategies and measures for their implementation. Common to all is the goal of strengthening research collaboration with the best researchers, experts and institutions worldwide.

Best regards
Alumniportal Deutschland – editorial staff

Dr. Ahmad El-Musleh
17 November 2016

It is clear that Germany is serving its economy and future industry through hosting scientists from all over the world. Moreover, it is good to know that Germany is the leading country in hosting scientists. But why doesn't Germany support those scientists while they are in their home countries?

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