Past Events


NAFSA 2017NAFSA 2017
May 28, 2017 - June 2, 2017 | Los Angeles Convention Center | 1201 S Figueroa St. | Los Angeles, CA 90015
UA Ruhr will participate in the 2017 NAFSA (Association of International Educators) annual conference.

With more than 10,000 members worldwide, NAFSA is the leading organization committed to international education and exchange, working to advance policies and practices that build global citizens with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in today's interconnected world. The theme for the 2017 conference is “Expanding Community, Strengthening Connections.” For more information, please click here.


 

Career Fair Washington DCGerman 4 Success: Networking | Information Fair | Presentations | Panel Discussion

May 12, 2017 | Goethe-Institut Washington | 1990 K St NW #03 | Washington, DC 20006

For a complete program, click here (pdf download, in English)


 

NanotechnologyNanotechnology - No Small Matter
In cooporation with the GCRI

May 4, 2017 | German House | 871 United Nations Plaza | New York, NY 10017

Although nanotechnology is a relatively new science, it has numerous applications in our daily lives, ranging from consumer goods to medicine to improving the environment. In medicine, for example, nanoparticles are being employed to deliver drugs and other substances to specific types of cells, such as cancer cells. Environmental applications of nanotechnology include cleaning up of pollution and making alternative energy sources more cost effective. Nanoelectronics allows us to improve display screens on electronic devices and increase the density of memory chips.Join us for an exciting panel discussion with experts from Germany and the U.S. who will present their cutting-edge research and address these important questions.

Featured Speakers

Prof. Dr. Shirley Knauer (Molecular Biology II, University of Duisburg-Essen)
Prof. Ned Seeman (Department of Chemistry, New York University)
Prof. Frank Gu (Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Waterloo)
Prof. Thomas Theis (Nano Initiative, Columbia University)

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2017 Germany Grad FairGermany Grad Fair 2017

April 28, 2017 | German House | 871 United Nations Plaza | New York, NY 10017

Germany is a popular destination for American students seeking to pursue a graduate degree abroad. With many tuition-free, English-taught graduate programs, German universities offer top-class degrees that are highly respected by employers worldwide. This fair will introduce you to a wide range of graduate opportunities in all subject fields ranging from Master’s programs, Doctoral programs and Fast-Track programs integrating Master’s and PhD-training at several of Germany’s respected universities and universities of applied sciences.

Planning to pursue a graduate degree abroad can seem overwhelming. This event is designed to help you navigate the process--from finding the right program and university to understanding the requirements and the application process. We will also address other aspects of studying in Germany, such as cost of living, visa and residence permits, health insurance, accommodation, and student jobs. There will also be plenty of opportunity to meet representatives from various German universities, funding agencies. and other German partner organizations.

We invite you to join us at the German House to explore everything the German Higher Education System has to offer. You will walk away with worthwhile contacts, new information and useful tools on how to approach graduate studies in Germany.


 

Gabriele SadowskiLeibniz Lecture: Professor Gabriele Sadowski "Stability and Bioavailability of Drugs"
In cooporation with the DFG and the GCRI

April 5, 2017 | 6:30 pm | German House | 871 United Nations Plaza | New York, NY 10017

Approximately 80% of high-impact pharmaceutical drugs with the potential to treat severe diseases never reach the market. Many of these drugs have very low water solubility and because they tend to precipitate or destabilize during storage or after administration, they cannot be used for the development of future-generation pharmaceuticals.

Several approaches exist to increase the bioavailability of drugs. Most of them aim at formulating the drug in a less-stable but better-soluble modification, which is intended to be stabilized with the help of excipients, e.g. polymers. However, finding the right excipient for a given drug is quite difficult and today usually established by a “trial-and-error” approach assisted by expensive high-throughput screening techniques. This results in tremendous costs for the development of advanced formulations and – when no appropriate formulation is found - even prevents a huge number of very promising drugs from being used in a medicine.

As pharmaceutical formulations usually have to be stored between manufacturing and use, it is critical that their properties do not change during this period. This is best ensured when they are thermodynamically stable, i.e. at drug concentrations that are lower than the drug solubility in the formulation. The latter is to a great extent influenced by the kind of drug, excipients, temperature, and relative humidity.

The presentation will address the thermodynamic stability of drug formulations and the factors affecting drug bioavailability in the body after administration. Particular emphasis will be placed on oral formulations, i.e. tablets. Prof. Dr. Sadowski will also explain how thermodynamic modelling today allows for reliable correlations and even predictions of conditions leading to high stability/bioavailability and thus drastically reduce the experimental effort to develop the optimal drug formulations as well as their processing.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Gabriele Sadowski (TU Dortmund University)

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Sadowski is Professor for Thermodynamics at TU Dortmund University, Germany. She received her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry in 1991 at the Technical University Leuna-Merseburg and her Habilitation in 2000 at the TU Berlin, Germany. 2001 she became full professor for Thermodynamics in the department of biochemical and chemical engineering at TU Dortmund University. Sadowski is a member of the Academy of Science and Arts North Rhine-Westphalia and of the German Academy of Engineering Sciences. She is the chair of the German working party Thermodynamics and the German Representative in the European working party Thermodynamics and Transport Properties. Moreover, she acts as member of scientific boards of various international journals and is Associate Editor of the Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data. 2016 she became vice President for Research of the TU Dortmund University. Sadowski is author of about 200 scientific publications in high-reputation journals in the field of chemical, biochemical and pharmaceutical engineering. The main focus of her research is studying thermodynamic properties of complex systems with particular emphasis but not restricted to those containing biological and pharmaceutical molecules. To model the thermodynamic stability of those systems she developed the currently worldwide most-used thermodynamic model PC-SAFT which was published in 2001. She received numerous awards for her work, the most-prestigious one being the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Award of the German Science Foundation in 2011.

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ECFEuropean Career Fair
February 25, 2017 | MIT | Johnson Athletic Center (W 34) | Boston, MA

The ECF is the largest event of its kind in North America and connects employers and universities from Europe with the most talented candidates who live in the US. More

 

 


Water Resilient Urban DevelopmentWater: Planning for Today and Tomorrow
February 16, 2017 | 6:30 pm | German Consulate General | 871 United Nations Plaza | New York, NY 10017

Seventy-one percent of the earth’s surface is covered by water. As a result of climate change and urban population growth, managing water resources has become more important than ever. The 2015 UN-Habitat’s “Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning” established globally applicable principles to help cities develop comprehensive action plans. Cities and urban regions play a central role in reducing human vulnerability by creating resilient infrastructures and enhancing a sustainable urban metabolism. Imbalanced ecosystems, scarce water resources and rising sea levels are just a few of the challenges that cities and urban regions face. Mitigating the impacts of a changing climate through resilient spatial development has become an essential topic in urban design, environmental planning, and architecture. The increasing need for green infrastructure and efficient water management in the design of safe, attractive and sustainable urban spaces requires innovative design solutions and new analytical methods.

This panel will present two urban planning solutions – the Emscher landscape conversion project and Living Breakwaters in Staten Island, NY – that have been implemented both in the US and in the Ruhr area in Germany. Experts will introduce different approaches to ecological design and discuss the role of water at the interface of urban and rural territories.

The panel will be followed by the opening of the “Transforming Regions – The Emscher Conversion” exhibit.

Speakers:

Dr. Uli Paetzel (Emschergenossenschaft)
Pippa Brashear (SCAPE/Landscape Architecture PLLC)

Moderator:

Prof. Catherine Seavitt Nordenson (Spitzer School of Architecture, The City College of New York)

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View video recording here.
View press release here.


 

Learning to LearnLearning to Learn: How the Brain Creates Memory
December 5, 2016 | 6:30 pm | German Consulate General | 871 United Nations Plaza | New York, NY 10017

When we store memories about episodes of our lives, or learn facts, one particular brain structure plays a very important role: the hippocampus. This structure is especially important for helping us create complex associative memories. But to do so, the hippocampus uses information that is detected and made available by different sensory systems. What we hear, see, touch, smell are all used by the hippocampus to create complex and vivid memories.

In this event three experts from the areas of neurophysiology, psychology and cognitive biology will share their perspective on how the brain, and in particular the hippocampus, enables memory. We will begin from the perspective of cognitive and evolutionary biology: Prof. Lucia Jacobs (UC Berkeley) will explain how sensory systems are used by the brain to enable associative memories and memories of how to navigate through space. Prof. Raymond Kesner (University of Utah, Psychology) will then explain how the different subregions of the hippocampus allow us not only to encode, but also to retrieve memories and Prof. Denise Manahan-Vaughan (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, Neurophysiology) will describe the cellular mechanisms that are used by the hippocampus to enable encoding and retention of memories of this kind.

Speakers:

Prof. Lucia Jacobs (UC Berkeley)
Prof. Raymond Kesner (University of Utah, Psychology)
Prof. Denise Manahan-Vaughan (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, Neurophysiology)

Moderator:

Prof. André A. Fenton (New York University)

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Fragments of MetropolisFragments of Metropolis - Rhein & Ruhr
November 21, 2016 | 6:30 pm | Deutsches Haus at NYU | 42 Washington Mews | New York, NY 10003

Deutsches Haus at NYU and the University Alliance Ruhr present "Fragments of Metropolis – Rhein & Ruhr", a panel discussion with Prof. Barry Bergdoll (Columbia University), Niels Lehmann (Portfolio Manager), and Dr. Christoph Rauhut (Policy Officer for the German National Heritage Committee). 

The architecture of expressionism powerfully heralded in Central Europe the onset of the roaring twenties. On the occasion of the publication of the bilingual German and English volume Fragments of Metropolis – Rhein & Ruhr (Hirmer Verlag, 2016), the publishers, authors and photographers Christoph Rauhut and Niels Lehmann will discuss the legacy of Expressionist architecture in the Rhine & Ruhr region. In this volume, for the first time all surviving buildings of the region are recorded in a survey – a fascinating discovery. They present an abundance of examples in the Rhine & Ruhr region – an urban landscape usually well known for its industrial heritage. 

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International Engineering Colloquium 2016

19th annual colloquium on international engineering education: preparing the global workforce
November 3-4, 2016 | Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina | 49 Americas Cup Avenue | Newport, RI USA 02840

 

UA Ruhr will present at the following sessions:

Friday, November 4, 2016 | 8:15 am - 10:45 am

Plenary III: How Do Universities Across the Globe Internationalize to Educate the Global Engineering Work Force?

Friday, November 4, 2016 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Break-out session I: Engaging Africa, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Latin America
Break-out session III: Languages for Special Purposes – New Approaches

Click here for the complete program.


 
Event: Negotiating SecurityNegotiating Security in Europe and the United States
October 24, 2016 | 18.30 pm | German Consulate General | 871 United Nations Plaza | New York, NY 10017




Security concerns have become major topics of debate in political and academic discussions about international relations, migration, environmental and health hazards, organized crime, arms and drug trafficking. Questions regarding the protection of civil rights and individual liberties do not lag far behind.  Different countries and political parties have their own ways of defining security, as well as the means to achieve it, but these meanings are constantly shifting as new threats to security are identified.  The question of how to achieve security while balancing individual rights with the needs of the state has become very important.  How do European countries and the United States create security systems that are acceptable to citizens on both sides of the Atlantic?  What role, if any, do race, gender and class play in security design?  How can universal security be achieved between nations?  How much security is enough?  How are fear and danger taken into consideration when developing security measures?  

Speakers:
Emily B. Campbell (PhD Candidate, Sociology Program The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Prof. Dr. Constantin Goschler (Professor of Contemporary History & Dean of the Faculty of History Ruhr University Bochum) 
Tanesha A. Thomas (PhD Candidate, Sociology Program The Graduate Center, CUNY) 
Prof. Dr. Michael Wala (Professor of North American History Ruhr University Bochum)

Moderator:
Prof. Dr. Benjamin Hett (Professor of History, The Graduate Center, CUNY | Hunter College)

For a complete program including speakers and moderator bios, click here (pdf download).

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Career Booster 2016Career Booster German(y): Studying and working in Germany
October 21, 2016 | 10:00 am - 9:00 pm | Goethe-Institut New York | 30 Irving Place | New York, NY 10003



Learn more about universities, scholarships, internships, exchange programs, work and research opportunities in Germany. And how German can boost your career.
Flyer (pdf download).


 

Event: The Anti-EuropeansThe Anti-Europeans |  A Conversation about the Future of Europe
October 19, 2016 | 12:30 - 2:00 pm | The Graduate Center, CUNY | 365 5th Ave. | New York, NY 10016

 



An international lunch talk with:


- Claus Leggewie (Justus Liebig University Giessen | Director, Insitute for Advanced Study in the Humanities - Essen)
- Christine Landfried (University of Hamburg, currently: NYU School of Law | Senior Émil Noël Fellow)
- John Torpey (City University of New York, The Graduate Center | Director, Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies)

For more information about the speakers click here (pdf download).


 

 

How do we experienceHow Do People Experience the World, Themselves and Others? The Tension between Objectivity, Individuality and Culture
October 13, 2016 | 6:30 pm | German Consulate General | 871 United Nations Plaza | New York, NY 10017

 



Experience is the foundation of knowledge and the basis for the decisions we make in everyday life. We construct our understanding of the world in which we live by reflecting on our experiences and generating our own mental models. In our attempts to understand others, we often have to adjust these mental models. Yet is it possible to truly understand another individual’s subjective experiences? What role does culture play in our attempt to understand the experiences and perceptions of ourselves and others? These are just a few of the questions that will be addressed by our panelists whose research challenges some of the existing models of perception and culture.

Speakers:
Prof. Dr. Albert Newen (Ruhr University Bochum)
Prof. Dr. Katalin Balog (Rutgers University, Newark)

Moderator:
Prof. Dr. Gregory A. Petsko (Weill Cornell Medical College)

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View video recording here.


 

 
 GAIN16th Annual German Academic International Network (GAIN) Meeting

September 9-11, 2016 | Bethesda North Marriott Hotel | 5701 Marinelli Road | North Bethesda, MD 20852

Together with other German university alliances, universities, research institutions and funding agencies, UA Ruhr presents its programs and job offers at this year's GAIN Conference, the largest German science and research career fair in the U.S. More information about the conference can be found here.


 

 

NAFSA 2016NAFSA Annual Conference and Expo

May 29-June 3, 2016 | Colorado Convention Center | 700 14th Street | Denver, CO 80202

For more info, check out the conference website.

 

 


 

 

Big dataBig Data - Small Devices

March 7, 2016 | 6:30 pm | German Consulate General, 871 United Nations Plaza | New York, NY 10017

Featured Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Kristian Kersting
Associate Professor of Computer Science, Technische Universität Dortmund

Prof. Dr. Katharina Morik
Head of Collaborative Research Center, Technische Universität Dortmund

Prof. Dr. Dr. Wolfgang Rhode
Professor of Physics, Technische Universität Dortmund

Dr. Claudia Perlich
Chief Scientist, Dstillery

Dr. Tina Eliassi-Rad (Moderator)
Associate Professor, Computer Science at Northeastern University and 
Network Science Institute at Northeastern,
Associate Professor of Computer Science at Rutgers University (currently on leave of absence). 

Co-Sponsors: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, German Center for Research and Innovation

The amount of digitally recorded information in today’s world is growing exponentially. Massive volumes of user-generated information from smart phones and social media are fueling this Big Data revolution. As data flows throughout every sector of our global economy, questions emerge from commercial, government, and non-profit organizations interested in the vast possibilities of this information. What is Big Data? How does it create value? How can we as digital consumers and producers personally benefit? While Big Data has the potential to transform how we live and work, others see it as an intrusion of their privacy. Data protection concerns aside, the mere task of analyzing and visualizing large, complex, often unstructured data will pose great challenges to future data scientists. We invite you to join us for an exciting discussion on the technological developments and sociological implications of this Big Data revolution.

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View video of the event here.


 

ECFEuropean Career Fair

February 6, 2016 | MIT | Boston, MA

The ECF is the largest event of its kind in North America and connects employers and universities from Europe with the most talented candidates who live in the US. More


 

New PottDiversity and Participation: Polyphony in Contemporary Art
Artist’s Talk with Mischa Kuball and Hans HS Winkler

January 28, 2016 | 6:30 pm | German Consulate General, 871 United Nations Plaza | New York, NY 10017


For his project NEW POTT, Mischa Kuball transformed the homes of the 100 people he interviewed into a public stage where immigrants and their families provide glimpses into their lives and the experiences of different generations of immigrants. The multitude of histories and intimate moments that Kuball captured testify to the multiethnic melting pot that the Ruhr represents.

Through its participatory nature, Kuball’s work engages important questions about authorship, the relationship between art and public space, and the ways in which a work of art can accommodate experiences that emerge from different cultural backgrounds. Those questions also lie at the heart of Hans HS Winkler’s works. His Walking Newspaper project, for example, invites audience members to become participants in the artwork and reflect on their political and surroundings and their own social background.

To what extent can art develop practices that enable people to intervene in public space? By creating new opportunities for participation and authorship, how does art open up new forms of representation that are not tethered to conventional institutions?

Artists Mischa Kuball and Hans HS Winkler will address these questions in a conversation that will conclude the exhibition NEW POTT at the German Consulate General New York. Both artists will be joined by Dr. Friederike Wappler, Director of the Art Collections of the Ruhr University Bochum, and Peter Rosenbaum, Director of the University Alliance Ruhr office in New York.

More information about the artists:
Hans HS Winkler, www.hswinkler.de
Mischa Kuball, www.mischakuball.com

New PottExhibition Mischa Kuball: NEW POTT

December 4, 2015 - January 29, 2016 | German Consulate General, 871 United Nations Plaza | New York, NY 10017

In 2010 Germany's Ruhr region, an agglomeration of 53 municipalities, became European Capital of Culture, the first region ever to earn this title. Presenting itself as RUHR.2010, the region has been home to different ethnic and immigrant groups since the 19th century when the iron, coal and steel industries attracted workers from across Europe to the area.

This history of migration formed the backbone of NEW POTT, a work that light and media artist Mischa Kuball created for RUHR.2010. Kuball invited 100 families from 100 different nations to give an account of their lives in the Ruhr region (Ruhrpott). Having conducted all of his 100 interviews at people's homes, Kuball turned the private setting of his interviewees into a public stage in order to create his multi media work. NEW POTT captures a multitude of histories and intimate moments that provide a glimpse into the lives of different generations of immigrants. Simultaneously, Kuball's work testifies to the multinational and multicultural melting pot that the Ruhr region represents.

The exhibition will be on view December 4, 2015 until January 29, 2016 at the German Consulate General on 871 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Exhibition opening: December 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm.


 

CBIECBIE Annual Conference

November 22-25, 2015 | Niagara Falls, Canada

 

Peter Rosenbaum (UA Ruhr), Dr. Alexandra Gerstner (DAAD Toronto) and Prof. Reinhold Schuster (University of Waterloo) will speak at the following panel:

"Internationalizing Engineering Programs"
Monday, November 23, 2015 at 1:45 pm
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ehealth

Opportunities and Risks in e-Health

November 4, 2015 | 6:30 pm | German Consulate General, 871 United Nations Plaza | New York, NY 10017 

Co-Sponsor: German Center for Research and Innovation

An increasing number of medical devices such as heart rate monitors, pacemakers, defibrillators, and drug delivery systems use wireless communication to monitor patients both in hospitals and at home. These devices use personal data and health-related information. Moreover, devices such as implantable cardiac defibrillators and pacemakers treat chronic disease with electrical therapy that can be wirelessly modified. These devices and systems thus represent a growing risk with respect to the security of the medical data they contain. Topics such as patient privacy, data security, and a more integrative approach to health care in aging societies are of great relevance to the U.S. market.

 Featured speakers: 

  • Dr. Peter Levin (Co-Founder & CEO, Amida Technolgy Solutions)

  • Dr. Sam Bierstock (President & Founder, Champions in Healthcare)

  • Guido Schmitz (Director of Global Packaging Design, Innovation R&D Department, Bayer Consumer Care)

Moderator: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christof Paar (Chair for Embedded Security, Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

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View video of the event here.


 

CBIE"Research in Germany" - Graduate Opportunities Fair

10/19/2015, MaRS Discovery District, Toronto, Canada

Current and prospective graduate students in Canada are cordially invited to this first-of-its-kind opportunities fair featuring representatives from some of Germany’s leading science and technology universities. This fair gives you the chance to find out why Germany is one of the world’s leading destinations in the science and technology sectors, and how you can be a part of it!

It’s also a great opportunity for you to ask questions and learn more about pursuing graduate studies or research in Germany. Students working in the fields of biology, chemistry and environmental science are particularly encouraged to attend.

Admission: free

For more information, and how to register, click here.


 

Career FairCareer Booster Germany: Studying and Working in Germany

October 23, 2015 | 10:00 am-9:00 pm | Goethe Institute New York | 30 Irving Place | New York, NY 10003

Learn more about universities, scholarships, internships, exchange programs, work and research opportunities in Germany. And how German can boost your career. For more information, click here.

Timetable:
  • 10am - 5:30pm: Information booths of participating organizations and universities, Workshops and talks, mini language sessions, games, rafffles

  • 5:30pm - 6:45pm: Panel discussion: "How German(y) made my career"

  • 6:45pm - 9:00pm: Reception, Networking, Live event

Co-Sponsors: Goethe-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Universität zu Köln, UAS7, Universität Heidelberg, Bucerius Law School, Auswärtiges Amt, German American Chamber of Commerce, DAAD, German Center for Research and Innovation

Watch the link to see a report on the Career Booster Germany fair by NYCity News Service:

Saying 'Ja' to College Beyond NYC from NYCity News Service on Vimeo.


SI Drive

Transatlantic Perspectives on Social Innovation: Creating an Ecosystem for Social Innovation

October 6, 2015 | 6:30 pm | German Consulate General | 871 United Nations Plaza | New York, NY 10017

Co-Sponsor: German Center for Research and Innovation

Social innovation is on the rise worldwide. As a novel approach to address complex problems in global health, social care, education, energy, and environmental policies, social innovation has been embraced by stakeholders and communities on the local, regional, and even national levels. For example, the High-Tech Strategy of the German government has recently been redefined as an interdepartmental innovation strategy that comprises not only technological, but also social innovation. But what are the success factors that lead to lasting social change? How can cross-sector dynamics be enhanced in order to create sustainable social value? To what extent do different social, economic, cultural, and historical contexts enable or inhibit social innovation? By bringing together experts from both sides of the Atlantic, expert speakers will discuss these questions and introduce the EU-funded global research project “Social Innovation – Driving Force of Social Change (SI-Drive).”

Featured speakers:

Kriss Deiglmeier (CEO, Tides), Prof. Dr. Josef Hochgerner (Senior Strategy Advisor, Centre for Social Innovation Vienna), Prof. Jürgen Howaldt (Director, Central Scientific Institute, Technische Universität Dortmund), Dr. Frances Westley (JW McConnell Chair in Social Innovation, University of Waterloo)

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View video of the event here.


 

Logo GAIN

GAIN - German Academic International Network

August 28-30, 2015 | San Francisco Marriott Marquis | 780 Mission Street | San Francisco, CA 94103

Together with other German university alliances, universities, research institutions and funding agencies, UA Ruhr presents its programs and job offers at this year's GAIN Conference, the largest German science and research career fair in the U.S. From August 28 to 30, 2015, GAIN offers the opportunity for non-German speakers to take part in the opening day of the conference. More information about the conference can be found here: http://www.gain-network.org/Willkommen

For the UA Ruhr, Prof. Dr. Ursula Gather (Rector TU Dortmund University), Albrecht Ehlers (Chancellor TU Dortmund University), Ruth Girmes (Akademische Beratungszentrum University Duisburg-Essen), Dr. Barbara Schneider (International Office) and Peter Rosenbaum (Executive Director, Liaison Office New York). The conference was opened up on Thursday in the building of the German Mission in San Francisco. Friday and Saturday featured numerous workshops and discussions regarding topics of educational politics and career opportunities in Germany's academic sphere as well as in extramural  sector.

During the GAIN conference, UA Ruhr also organized an Alumni meeting at John Collins Bar in San Francisco, close to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where several Alumnis from the Ruhr Fellowship program, the universities of the UA Ruhr and Postdocs came together.


 

Green LogisticsGreen Logistics

December 11, 2014 | 6:30 pm | German Consulate General | 871 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017

Featured Speakers
Prof. Dr. Uwe Clausen
TU Dortmund University
Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics

Dr. Genevieve Guiliano
Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California
Senior Associate Dean for Research & Technology; Director, METRANS Transportation Center

Susanne Salomon
DB Mobility Logistics AG, Frankfurt
Manager Eco Excellence DB Schenker

Fabio Freccia
Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations
Head of Logistics

Brita Wagener (Welcome Remarks)
Consul General
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York

Margaret and John Ferraro Chair in Effective Local Government; Senior Associate Dean for Research & Technology; Director, METRANS Transportation Center, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California - See more at: http://www.germaninnovation.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/event?id=f586e54b-f0e0-e311-86b5-000c29e5517f#sthash.A5LE8AHs.dpuf
  • Dr. Genevieve Guiliano

    Margaret and John Ferraro Chair in Effective Local Government; Senior Associate Dean for Research & Technology; Director, METRANS Transportation Center, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

  • Susanne Salomon

    Manager Eco Excellence DB Schenker, DB Mobility Logistics AG, Frankfurt

  • Prof. Dr. Uwe Clausen

    Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics; Director, Institute for Transport Logistics, Technische Universität Dortmund

  • Fabio Freccia

    Head of Logistics, Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations

  • Brita Wagener (Welcome Remarks)

    Consul General, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York

- See more at: http://www.germaninnovation.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/event?id=f586e54b-f0e0-e311-86b5-000c29e5517f#sthash.A5LE8AHs.dpuf
  • Dr. Genevieve Guiliano

    Margaret and John Ferraro Chair in Effective Local Government; Senior Associate Dean for Research & Technology; Director, METRANS Transportation Center, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

  • Susanne Salomon

    Manager Eco Excellence DB Schenker, DB Mobility Logistics AG, Frankfurt

  • Prof. Dr. Uwe Clausen

    Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics; Director, Institute for Transport Logistics, Technische Universität Dortmund

  • Fabio Freccia

    Head of Logistics, Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations

  • Brita Wagener (Welcome Remarks)

    Consul General, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York

- See more at: http://www.germaninnovation.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/event?id=f586e54b-f0e0-e311-86b5-000c29e5517f#sthash.A5LE8AHs.dpuf
  • Dr. Genevieve Guiliano

    Margaret and John Ferraro Chair in Effective Local Government; Senior Associate Dean for Research & Technology; Director, METRANS Transportation Center, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

  • Susanne Salomon

    Manager Eco Excellence DB Schenker, DB Mobility Logistics AG, Frankfurt

  • Prof. Dr. Uwe Clausen

    Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics; Director, Institute for Transport Logistics, Technische Universität Dortmund

  • Fabio Freccia

    Head of Logistics, Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations

  • Brita Wagener (Welcome Remarks)

    Consul General, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York

- See more at: http://www.germaninnovation.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/event?id=f586e54b-f0e0-e311-86b5-000c29e5517f#sthash.A5LE8AHs.dpuf

Co-Sponsors
German Center for Research and Innovation, Fraunhofer, DB Schenker

Logistics has become an indispensable component of today's global economy. Worldwide supply chains and worldwide distribution networks are a key performance factor for many companies as they attempt to coordinate activities in a way that meets customer requirements at minimum costs. In the past, the costs were defined in purely monetary terms. Today, as ecological issues play an increasing important role, companies are starting to take into account the external costs of logistics, especially with respect to climate change and environmental devastation. Sustainable logistics is the key priority for DB Schenker, which aspires to become the world's leading green logistics service provider and to prove that CO2 emissions can be reduced as transport increases. Sustainable logistics is also an area of focus for The Volkswagen Group. Volkswagen's green logistics systems create environmental value by reducing resource and water consumption, emissions, fine particulate pollution, and waste. Representatives from Fraunhofer IML, TU Dortmund University, and USC will join the industry representatives on the panel to discuss strategies and technologies they have developed to optimize logistics processes and to minimize material and energy utilization throughout the supply chain.

View Speaker's Biographies here (pdf download).

View photo gallery here.


 

Urban Planning, Public HealthUrban Planning and Public Health

November 3, 2014 | 6:30 pm | German Consulate General | 871 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017

Featured Speakers 

Prof. Dr. Susanne Moebus
Head of the Centre for Urban Epidemiology
University of Duisburg-Essen

Dr. Karen Lee
Global Health + Built Environment
Consultant for the New York City Department of Health

Prof. David Tulloch
Associate Director
Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, Rutgers University

Co-Sponsors

German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI)

Experts from Germany and the U.S. convened at the German Center for Research and Innovation in New York to discuss the kinds of interventions needed to make our cities healthier. Prof. Dr. Susanne Moebus, Head of the Centre for Urban Epidemiology at the Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Dr. Karen Lee, Global Health and Built Environment Consultant for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and Prof. David Tulloch, Associate Director of the Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis at Rutgers University, addressed the interrelations of urban planning and public health. This panel discussion was organized by the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) and the New York liaison office of the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr).

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