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On November 7, 2012, a panel of German and U.S. experts presented best practice examples of university-industry relations and their impact on manufacturing. The event Keeping Manufacturing Competitive: Industry-University Collaboration in Germany and the U.S. was co-sponsored by the GCRI, the German Center for Research and Innovation.

 

From September 7-9, 2012, UAS7 was represented again at the GAIN (German Academic International Network) annual meeting and talent fair.  This forum supports German academics in North America seeking professional opportunities in Germany, and these and other candidates with substantial international experience are encouraged to consider career opportunities at UAS7 members. 

 

From August 29-September 2, 2012, the first of two annual workshops for UAS7 alumni in North America took place in New York City.  Twenty-four alumni from all seven UAS7 members in the fields of business and engineering gathered for seminars offered by faculty and scientific staff from Hamburg, Munich and Osnabrück Universities of Applied Sciences. This alumni workshop, which is sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), will be offered again in 2013.  If you were an exchange student at a UAS7 member institution, you are eligible to apply for workshop participation and for funding for approved travel and lodging expenses.

 

The sustained success of Germany's industrial sector is highlighted in the April 2012 newsletter of the German Center for Research and Innovation New York.  Bernd Reissert, president of the Berlin School of Economics and Law, outlines that Germany's "hidden champions" owe much of their success to strong relationships between firms and application-oriented higher education and research institutions, labor market policies that foster flexible internal labor markets, and interdisciplinary collaboration within German firms.  Read more... 

 

The 11th Annual Conference on Science Marketing and Successful Research Commercialization was offered in conjunction with the 4th Annual FinPin conference.  This conference on  "Entrepreneurial Universities" was hosted by Münster University of Applied Sciences, whose Science-to-Business Research Marketing Center is a leading example of research commercialization and university-business partnership facilitation.

 

Hans H. Bass, Professor of International Economics at the Bremen University of Applied Sciences, challenges conventional prescriptions for a "green revolution" in Africa and proposes that a "green renaissance" is more likely to ensure food security and sustainability.  Read more.

 

Faculty from the Münster University of Applied Sciences and Münster University are working with regional organizations in Northrhine-Westphalia to offer a conference on Rare Earth Elements and Compounds in September 2012.  This conference will draw on the regional concentration of expertise in this area as well as invited global speakers and panelists.  Faculty and graduate students are welcome to apply

 

The Department of Media Technology at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences will welcome Professor John Hamp Overton from the Department of Film, Theater and Communication Arts at The University of New Orleans (UNO) as a guest professor in April 2012.  Professor Overton is an award-winning cinematographer with over a dozen years of experience shooting commercials, television segments, features, corporate videos and music videos.  The University of New Orleans has been a UAS7 partner since 2008.  An intensive cooperation has emerged since then between the Department of Media Technology at Hamburg UAS and the Film Program within UNO's Department of Film, Theater and Communication Arts, with regular student exchanges since 2009.  These departments' common strengths in the highly technical field of filmmaking and their respective faculty connections to the film industry have led to an active collaboration that will be furthered by this and future opportunities for faculty and student exchanges. 

 

UAS7 celebrated the opening of the German House of Research and Innovation in São Paulo, Brazil, where it will intensify its outreach activities in 2012 with a new Liaison Office.  UAS7 members are currently partnered with 34 Brazilian universities, and the new office will support existing and new transatlantic projects while assisting "Science without Borders" scholarship applicants interested in study and research opportunities at UAS7 members.  The German House of Research and Innovation in São Paulo was inaugurated by Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle and DAAD President Margret Wintermantel on February 15, 2012.  Details in English and in German.

 

The Biomimetics-Innovation-Center at the Bremen University of Applied Sciences has developed a nontoxic alternative to conventional paints that discourage the formation of barnacles and other parasites from forming on ship hulls.  Find out more at the German Center for Research and Innovation and in the "Invented in Germany" slideshow at The Chronicle on Higher Education.

 

Where is the capital of jazz in Germany?  Based on the number of students studying jazz, it's Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences!  Musicians of jazz, classic instrumental, classic vocal, pop and musicals as well as music theory and elementary music education all converge at Osnabrück UAS for their studies.  Check out their Institut für Musik for more details!

 

UAS7 was one of 69 European employers recruiting top academic talent at the MIT European Career Fair on Saturday, January 21, 2012.  Be sure to put it on your calendar for your academic career search in 2013!

 

UAS7 alumni in North America---whether from a summer, semester, year or full-degree program--are eligible to apply for a DAAD-funded UAS7 alumni program in New York City from Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2012.  This intensive weekend workshop will include business and engineering tracks and be taught by faculty from UAS7 and its partners.

 

The Munich University of Applied Sciences and the affiliated Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship were identified by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology as one of the three most innovative and successful academic environments for budding entrepreneurs in Germany.  The MUAS and Strascheg Center will receive 2.7 Million € in order to expand programs that "already demonstrate that research, teaching and entrepreneurship can and should reinforce each other, and that...creating a supportive environment for entrepreneurship is the task of the entire university, not just the business faculty." (State Secretary Dr. Bernhard Heitzer, see full comments in German)

 

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