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«Urban planning – problems and perspectives»


12-18 September

Moscow, 2016

The Sixth German-Russian Week of Young Researcher “Urban Studies: the city of the future” was successfully held in Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (National Research University).


The week was organized by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Research Foundation (DFG) under the umbrella of the German House of Research and Innovation (DWIH Moscow) with cooperation of Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MGSU) and support of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Moscow.

The week was devoted to the Urban Studies that comprise wide range of interdisciplinary research areas from urban planning to civil engineering.

Rüdiger Freiherr von Fritsch - the ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Russian Federation had the answering speech. He thanked Andrey Anatolyevich and Valery Ivanovich for the permission to speak and for this brilliantly organized event, it, in particular, marked: "The Russian-German relationships in the field of science and culture represent a bright mosaic which extends and develops in different directions, irrespective of a political environment. The ambassador also gave an interview to the students of MGSU.

Secretary general of the German scientific organization (DFG) Dorathea Dzvonnek made a report for the participants of the forum. Mrs. Dzvonnek explained in detail to young scientists about how the German system of the state and private support of scientific activities works, about development of scientific contacts and communications with the goal to make scientific activities most effective (which is actually the goals of DFG). She noticed that now the scientific organizations are often not able to incur completely expenses on perspective researches. In such cases they have the support of the international organizations, such as DFG.

Many of  distinguished professors, doctors, form German science community participated in the Week of the young researcher.

Prof. Dr. Frank Allgöwer, Vice-President of the DFG; Director of the Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control, University of Stuttgart. Interview to the students:

Wilma Rethage, Head of the DFG Russian office and her colleagues gave interview to the students

Dr. Peter Hiller, Head of DAAD Office Moscow. Interview to the students.

Mr. Ulrich Grothus, Deputy Secretary General,DAAD, Bonn. Interview to the students.

During the course of week many interesting reports were made and vital connection between researchers were made. Overall, The VI German-RussianWeek of Young Researcher was deemed successful and praised by research communities from both countries.

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