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Ninth German Science Day planned in Egypt in 2020

The DAAD Cairo office will be organizing the German Science Day for the ninth time during July 2020 in Cairo, Egypt. The German Science Day is considered the highlight for outstanding PhD or Postdoc candidates from Egypt who are considering traveling to Germany to further pursue their postgraduate career.

The format of the German Science day that has proven success over the years acts as a platform for promising doctoral and postdoctoral candidates to engage with the German research landscape and for attendees to get meaningful insight and initial feedback for their planned research in Germany. The aim is to foster further interdisciplinary and binational research relationships and to intensify the already substantial exchange in scientific research between Egypt and Germany.

In 2019, around 500 doctoral and postdoctoral candidates participated in the German Science Day and had the opportunity to attend the different presentations that were presented by numerous experts from six German universities and research institutions. From Freie Universität Berlin, Dr. Florian Kohstall from the Center of International Cooperation participated in the opening podium discussion on “Your Guide to German Universities” by giving an insight on the career opportunities at FU Berlin but also by shedding light on valuable lessons learned for potential PhD and postdoc candidates who are interested in pursuing their career in Germany. Furthermore Prof. Dr. Michael Schneider, Professor of Hydrogeology and Head of Hydrogeology Group, gave an interesting presentation entitled "Facing Climate Change - New Challenges for Water Management" while Prof. Dr. Eckart Rühl,Professor of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry gave an insight on "How to enhance dermal drug delivery: Interdisciplinary Research at Freie Universität Berlin". Dr. Isabel Toral and Dr. Danilo Marino represented the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies during the opening podium discussion and in a presentation on "Doing your PhD or PostDoc at the Berlin Graduate School of Muslim Cultures and Societies". In addition to the presentations, the experts also offered individual counselling sessions to carefully selected PhD and Postdoc candidates to enable them to establish initial contact with the professors, to present their proposals and to get valuable insights and feedback.