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Striving for International Cooperation in Sustainability Research

Every year, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) hosts the prestigious ”Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award, under the patronage of Minister Anja Karliczek, honours young researchers each year. The winners come from numerous countries and scientific disciplines and are recognised for their outstanding achievements in making our societies more sustainable. Selected by a jury of German experts, the award winners are granted unique access to the country’s research community.

This year, a high-ranking jury of expert scientists selected 25 up-and-coming researchers from among 837 applicants and 97 countries, which marks a new high score of applications received. Furthermore and for the first time ever, winners from Cameroon, Lebanon, Morocco and Papua New Guinea are among the chosen awardees. Have a glance at their profiles here.

The 2019 awardees were on their two-week Science Forum from 14-26 October 2019, leading them to different hotspots of sustainability science in Germany. To celebrate the 10th anniversary, the tour ended with a major Networking Conference in Berlin, bringing together the awardees, further distinguished German experts from the field of sustainability research, and selected Green Talents alumni. The Green Talents award was handed out to the awardees during a festive ceremony on 24 October 2019.

If you are interested in the Green Talents Competition 2020 please register for our Competition Alert and you will be informed as soon as the next submission period starts.