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Striving for international cooperation in sustainability research

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 elite.

"The effects of climate change are becoming more and more visible around the world – even in Germany. This is something that this year's winners of the Green Talents competition are addressing. They are making important contributions worldwide to creating a sustainable society with their work in such areas as water management, bioenergy use and alternative economic systems. I would like to thank them all for their dedication and hope that they will continue to produce many more good ideas," said Dr Georg Schütte, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), at the award ceremony.

This year the jury has chosen 25 Green Talents from 21 different countries. Have a glance at their profiles here.

The awardees 2018 have been on their two-week Science Forum from 13-27 October 2018 leading them to different hotspots of sustainability science in Germany. Furthermore, the Individual appointments provided them a platform to personally discuss their research and lay the foundations for future collaborations.

If you are interested in the Green Talents Competition 2019 please register for our Competition Alert and you will be informed as soon as the next submission period starts.