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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 from various fields of research. 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 elite.

This year, a high-ranking jury of expert scientists selected 25 up-and-coming researchers from among 589 applicants from 87 countries.

The 25 winners of this year’s Green Talents Competition have been selected to attend the premiere of a Virtual Science Forum for talented junior researchers in the field of sustainability science. The winners are engaged in topics ranging from climate change to energy systems. For the first time ever, the winners include researchers from Benin, Japan and Malawi.

At the end of the Virtual Science Forum, the 25 Green Talents have been honoured by Dr Michael Meister, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Education and Research, during a virtual award ceremony on Monday, 26 October 2020.

If you are interested in the Green Talents Competition 2021, please register for our Competition Alert and you will be informed as soon as the next submission period starts.