German-Russian Interdisciplinary Science Center Holds 2nd International Student Conference “Science and Progress”
News from Nov 19, 2011
On November 14-18 the German-Russian Interdisciplinary Science Center (G-RISC) held its 2nd international student conference “Science and Progress” at St. Petersburg State University. More than 240 students from inside and outside of Russia attended the conference, where they presented their disciplinary and interdisciplinary research projects at general and poster presentations as well as at parallel conferences. The events also included lectures from professors at Freie Universität Berlin, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin for Materials and Energy, the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology, and the University of Leipzig.
The Annual Meeting, which took place on November 15, was attended not only by the student conference participants, but also by the representatives of DAAD – Mr. Birsch from the Bonn office and Dr. Kleineberg from the Information Center in St. Petersburg. The welcoming speech was given by Dr. Sergey Tunik, vice-chancellor of St. Petersburg State University, and Mr. Stüdemann from the liaison office of Freie Universität Berlin in Moscow. Also there was a presentation of current projects by young scientists supported by G-RISC and a Q&A session.
G-RISC, the Center of Excellence, which dates back one and a half years, shows excellent results already. During this time more than 450 young scientists received financial and academic support for conferences and study tours to various research centers and universities in both countries. The Center of Excellence, G-RISC, with Russian headquarters in Campus Peterhof, receives substantial support from DAAD and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. G-RISC, co-founded by St. Petersburg State University and Freie Universität Berlin, serves as a flexible platform that offers support to young scientists from all regions of Russia and Germany for their research projects.
For further information: http://www.g-risc.org