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 within the field of sustainability. The award, under the patronage of Minister Anja Karliczek, honours young researchers from numerous countries and scientific disciplines each year for their achievements and efforts to making their communities, countries and societies more sustainable. Selected by a jury of German experts, the award winners are granted unique access to the country’s research elite.

In 2021 a high-ranking jury of expert scientists selected 25 up-and-coming researchers from among 467 applicants from 78 countries. The winners of the Green Talents Competition took part in the Virtual Science Forum as talented junior researchers in the field of sustainability science. It took the 25 Green Talents on an exciting virtual journey where they explore Germany’s sustainability research landscape, networked with German researchers and met their fellow award winners.

At the end of the Virtual Science Forum, the 25 Green Talents were honoured by Dr Michael Meister, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Education and Research, during a virtual award ceremony on Friday, 15 October 2021.

If you are interested in the Green Talents Competition 2022, please register for our competition alert and you will be informed as soon as the next submission period starts.