Australian-German Networking Research Symposium 2019

The GOstralia! Research Centre is hosting the 4. Australian-German Networking Research Symposium with the topic:

Creating opportunities: Pathways to enhance and sustain Australian-German research collaboration

on Friday, 22nd November 2019

at KOMED MediaPark Cologne.

Excellent research and groundbreaking discoveries never happen in a vacuum. International scientific partnerships are an essential part of successful research in Australia and Germany and despite the geographical distance German-Australian cooperation is growing rapidly in the scientific environment for mutual benefit. There are multiple positive outcomes like the transfer of knowledge and expertise, cross-fertilization of ideas, better funding options, more co-published papers and a lot of positive energy which always seems to arise when German and Australian researchers are working together.

Doctoral students play a pivotal role in such collaborative research relationships since they are significant producers of innovative knowledge and an important channel for knowledge transfer and networking between universities and research groups. This year’s symposium wants to explore the role of doctoral students in research partnerships and how they sustain and enhance Australian-German research collaboration. In this context we also want to discuss how Australian-German research cooperation benefits from implementing new ways of research programs and collaborative doctoral training.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Cologne!


11:00 Welcome
Henriette Pook, Senior Education Manager, Australian Consulate General, Frankfurt

Dr. Michaela Krug-von Vacano, GOstralia! Research Centre

11:15 Monash Graduate Research Programs and Collaborative Projects

Prof. Nelli Georgiou-Karistianis, Deputy Dean Academic and Graduate Affairs, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University

11:40 Aachen - Adelaide: A strong partnership on the development of future energy systems
Dr. Stefan Kruse, Group leader Flame and Emission Diagnostics, Institute for Combustion Technology, RWTH Aachen University
12:05 Building research collaboration amongst students, academics and industry through       international mobility work integrated research based programs.
Dr. Dorothea Bowyer, School of Business, Western Sydney University

12:30 Panel Discussion

13:00-14:30 Networking Lunch and Coffee

14:30 - 17:00 Time for networking, time to visit the Down Under Fair and meet our Australian and New Zealand university partners.

17:00 Reception


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Please be aware that there were taken photos for public relation purposes during the event.