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DWZ Newsletter / July 2016


Egyptian breakthroughs presented at the Falling Walls Lab Cairo 2016

Young Egyptian researchers and entrepreneurs presented their groundbreaking ideas in 3 minutes at the Prince Taz Palace on 20 July 2016. The DWZ and a prestigious jury selected the winner who will be sent to the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin on 8 November. The DWZ hosted the Falling Walls Lab for the third time and had with the number of 175 applicants for the competition until now by far the highest number of applications of all Labs worldwide.

TUM is in the top five of Europe's most innovative universities

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of the five most innovative universities in Europe, according to the new ranking "Reuters Top 100." For this listing the British news agency analyzed how strongly the universities contribute to advances in technology and business through research findings and inventions.

The ranking "Reuters Top 100: Europe’s Most Innovative Universities" evaluated ten indicators over the time period from 2009 to 2014, including:

DWZ Cairo highlights the benefits of university-community outreach

Science and research is never an end in itself but rather serves as a platform for connecting with the broader community. In a globalised world with new technical solutions this means not only serving the nearby community but to operate across state boards. A perfect example is given by the FU Berlin Ilajnafsy project by providing web-based psychological interventions for traumatised individuals in the Middle East

Awarding Ceremony for outstanding support of Egyptian-German Collaboration in Science and Innovation

On 27th of May, the German Science Centre honored scientists, supporting the German-Egyptian Cooperation in science and research, with “the yearly DWZ-Prize for Outstanding Support of Egyptian-German Collaboration in Science and Innovation”. By awarding a non-endowed prize, the DWZ acknowledges outstanding support for the scientific and research cooperation between both countries.

TUM Alumni Event: Reaching for the Stars

On 1st of June 2016 TUM Cairo -the liaison office of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) – organized a TUM Alumni event under the title: “Reaching for the Stars - Space, Science and Experiments”.

The event, which took place at the German Science Centre (DWZ), consisted of talk with TUM PhD and astronaut candidate Eng. Akram Abdel Latif that was moderated by TUM Alumnus Prof. Dr. Abdel Meguid Kassem/Cairo University.

Egyptian-German Executive Meeting 2016

On May 27, the German Science Centre (DWZ) invited for the fourth time Egyptian and German university presidents and vice-presidents to attend the Egyptian-German Executive Meeting to discuss the topic “Integrated Mobility – Challenges of International Academic Exchange”. The first Executive Meeting was held on the sideline of the inauguration ceremony of the DWZ in 2012 and it has since been providing a unique platform to discuss, among others, internationalization strategies and the challenges that mass universities face.

"A success story" interview with Falling Walls Lab winner Ali Choucry

Ali Choucry is a participant of the Falling Walls Lab Cairo event, which takes place once every year. The event supports young people and gives them a platform for innovations and inventions which are then presented to an audience in a timeframe of 3 minutes. Afterwards winners from all over the world have the chance to present their ideas to an international evaluation team in Berlin and make contacts with specialists in their respective topics. Hence a success story may blossom.

German Science Day 2016

On Saturday the 28th of May, the Campus of the German Science Centre (DWZ) opened its doors to outstanding PhD and Post-Doctoral candidates to meet representatives of German universities.

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