City of the Future – Research for Sustainable Urban Development

Our colleague Dr.Ece Aksoy attended this very interesting event called “Science Tour 2016: “City of the Future – Research for Sustainable Urban Development” from 31 January – 6 February 2016.

On the occasion of the Year of Science 2016 “City of the Future”, launched by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites international scientists to learn more about research activities in the area of urban transition, mobility and logistics at German universities and research institutes. The Science Tour offers German and international researchers the opportunity to discuss current developments with regard to future urban development and to define common areas of interest as starting points for future cooperation.

The Science Tour 2016 is part of the “Research in Germany – Land of Ideas” campaign, initiated by the BMBF in 2006 to strengthen and expand R&D collaboration between Germany and international partners.

30 distinguished scientist from all around the world (Spain, UK, Norway, Canada, Australia, USA, Belgium, South Africa, Romania, Mexico, Italy, Iran, Malaysia, Egypt, China, Thailand, Indonesia, and India) attended to this event and the tour took us to the universities and research institutes in the cities of Aachen, Wuppertal, Darmstadt, Stuttgart and Munich. It provided very good opportunity to meet and network with German scientists, visit research labs and get first-hand information on funding opportunities for joint higher education projects and research collaborations.

The Science Tour was organised and hosted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Representatives of the DAAD accompanied the tour during your stay and provide support in the follow-up period.

The programme started on Sunday, 31 January 2016 in Bonn.