Publications

Publications

One of the aims of the German Science Centre (DWZ Cairo) is to provide information and reference materials on German research and development. With the following publications of the DWZ Cairo, DAAD, Research in Germany and the Ferdral Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), we will help you to get insights in the German research landscape and provide you with information on research performing organisations, funding and career opportunities and interesting research areas.

In the second edition of the Egyptian German Science Monitor we have the pleasure to follow up on last year’s annual conference of the German Science Centre (DWZ) which took place in November 2015: „Re-thinking Energy: Scientific Input – Social Outcome”. This year’s German Egyptian Science Monitor thus serves as a collection of selected conference contributions in order to document the findings in a sustainable manner and make them accessible to the broader public. 

Responding to the complexity of the multidimensional subject of energy, the conference was structured in line with the diverse expertise of the DWZ members and followed this year’s annual theme „Moving Science – Energy for the Future”. Throughout the conference the entire range of topics concerning energy was analyzed within five different working sessions. Ranging from the expansion of renewable energies, to socio-economic implications and the necessity of awareness raising within the educational sector. A summary of the major outcomes can be found within this publication.

The goal of the conference and this publication is to deepen and impart the understanding of renewable energies and the opportunity they constitute for an Egyptian German scientific and economic cooperation.


 

You are interested to pursue your PhD or get cooperation partners in the field of Manufacturing Science and Engineering in Germany? We invite you to explore the many opportunities available to you in Germany. This brochure provides students, early career researchers and partners from abroad with information to find places of interest and potential cooperation partners in their specific field.

You are interested to study, pursue your PhD or get cooperation partners in the field of geosciences and environmental sciences in Germany? We invite you to explore the many opportunities available to you in Germany. This brochure provides students, early career researchers and partners from abroad with information to find places of interest and potential cooperation partners in their specific field of geosciences and environmental sciences.

You are interested to study, pursue your PhD or get cooperation partners in the field of Mathematics in Germany? We invite you to explore the many opportunities available to you in Germany. This brochure provides students, early career researchers and partners from abroad with information to find places of interest and potential cooperation partners in their specific field of Mathematics.

Photo credit: DAAD Ausserhofer/Himsler

You are interested to study, pursue your PhD or get cooperation partners in the field of Neurosciences in Germany? We invite you to explore the many opportunities available to you in Germany. This brochure provides students, early career researchers and partners from abroad with information to find places of interest and potential cooperation partners in their specific field of Neurosciences.

You are interested to study, pursue your PhD or get cooperation partners in the field of cellular and molecular biology in Germany? We invite you to explore the many opportunities available to you in Germany. This brochure provides students, early career researchers and partners from abroad with information to find places of interest and potential cooperation partners in their specific field of cellular and molecular biology.

You are interested to pursue your PhD or get cooperation partners in the field of chemistry in Germany? We invite you to explore the many opportunities available to you in Germany. This brochure provides students, early career researchers and partners from abroad with information to find places of interest and potential cooperation partners in their specific field.

You are interested to pursue your PhD or get cooperation partners in the field of Physics in Germany? We invite you to explore the many opportunities available to you in Germany. This brochure provides students, early career researchers and partners from abroad with information to find places of interest and potential cooperation partners in their specific field.

Renewable energy provides the answer to both challenges. In contrast to conventional power plants, the electricity generated by wind turbines and solar power plants is sustainable and free of carbon emissions. These systems are making an increasingly important contribution to climate protection. The countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) possess excellent preconditions for renewable energy sources. Expanding the share of renewable energy in the overall energy supply will develop new value‐added chains and thus create new local jobs. A recent study commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) confirmed that in 2010 about 370,000 people were employed in the renewable energy sector in Germany. At the same time, the rising demand for energy can be covered sustainably and potential for exporting climate‐friendly energy can be tapped.

German companies are increasingly looking to recruit well-qualified professionals – particularly in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). And there is also a need for qualified professionals in the health sector – even below graduate level.
“Make it in Germany” helps all those interested in living and working in Germany make their new start. The welcome portal brings together advisory and support services, in both German and English. It includes information about the sectors in which qualified professionals are being sought and the necessary requirements they must meet in order to enter into employment in Germany (“Quick check”). Current vacancies can be viewed in the jobs listings which centre upon occupations suffering from the skills shortages. The interactive world map “Germany local” contains contact and services information for German institutions worldwide.
But “Make it in Germany” is more than just an information portal – it is an expression of an open culture of welcome, displaying the diverse and cosmopolitan Germany of today. International qualified professionals who are already pursing a career in Germany share some of their personal experiences and offer tips for successful integration.
The welcome portal is a part of the joint Qualified Professionals Initiative of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, and the Federal Employment Agency.

The welcome portal for international qualified professionals: www.make-it-in-germany.com (link is external)
The portal for German companies and qualified professionals: http://www.fachkraefte-offensive.de/

The Alliance of German Science Organisations produced a series of brochures giving an overview of research activities in Germany.
 
Research and science are fundamental constituents of Germany’s economic success. Through the “Hightech Strategy”, Germany drives cooperation between academia, business and politics and concentrates research and development on five major fields of action: climate and energy; health and nutrition; mobility; security; communications.
 
The Alliance of German Science Organisations is composed of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the German Academic Exchange Service, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, the German Rectors’ Conference, the Leibniz Association, the Max Planck Society and the German Council of Science and Humanities.

Under the "Welcome in Germany" initiative, the Fedral Ministry of Educationa and Research (BMBF) has funded nano-research institutes as well as companies and networks. This booklet presents eight official partners of the initiative.

Medical technology comprises a vast spectrum of diverse technologies that respond to different challanges, such as developing artificial respiration, diagnosing HIV or helping the heart to keep its rhythm using a pace-maker. German medical technology is well-positioned. Among its strengths are highly differentiated research infrastructures and the ready availability of specialised personnel.

You are interested to pursue your PhD or get cooperation partners in the field of social and behavioural sciences in Germany? We invite you to explore the many opportunities available to you in Germany. This brochure provides students, early career researchers and partners from abroad with information to find places of interest and potential cooperation partners in their specific field.

You are interested to pursue your PhD or get cooperation partners in the field of manufacturing science and engineering in Germany? We invite you to explore the many opportunities available to you in Germany. This brochure provides students, ealrly career researchers and partners from abroad with information to find places of interest and potential cooperation partners in their specific field.

This brochure of the Fedral Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) provides information on ground-breaking scientific projects and contains detailed reports on innovation in Germany.

FAQ Flyer with 14 questions and answers on preparing a research stay in Germany. Target group: International students, graduates, junior and senior scientists interested in Germany.

This booklet for (prospective) international doctoral students shows the different options for doing a doctorate in Germany. It explains the formal requirements, gives some practical advice on finding the right supervisor or doctoral programme. It also presents sponsoring and funding options.

Arabic overview of aims and services provided by the German Science Centre Cairo and its Partners. The brochure is aimed at arabic speaking students, graduates, junior and senior researchers interested in science and research in Germany.

 

FAQ brochure with important questions and answers about doing a doctorate in Germany: formal requirements, structured pro-grammes and Graduate Colleges, funding opportunities and many practical tips. Target group: foreign graduates wishing to do a doc-torate in Germany.

Read more about the unique network of university and non-university research organisations which Germany has to offer. This booklet gives you an excellent overview of the German research landscape.

Overview of selected funding programmes run by the most im-portant research funding institutions for German and foreign aca-demics. The brochure is aimed at international students, graduates, junior and senior researchers interested in a research stay in Germany.

The Egyptian German Science Monitor is the newest publication produced by the German Science Centre in Cairo (DWZ). The aim of this publication is to gain a better knowledge of research trends in Egypt and Germany. This first edition of the Egyptian-German Science Monitor starts with the summary of a so-far unpublished evaluation of the Egyptian Science, Research and Technology landscape conducted by the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and FraunhoferGesellschaft. The study will not only be of benefit for decision makers, but also for those cooperating with universities and the industry in Egypt.

In addition to this flagship article, this edition contains numerous contributions of various partner of the DWZ. It is addressing diverse subjects as the sustainable development of forestry in desert lands and teacher-training in German schools in Egypt, both representing best practice examples of EgyptianGerman cooperation. The Science Monitor also presents findings from ongoing investigations, such as research on desalination through solar energy. Two articles focus on current trends in Middle Eastern Studies. Another set of contributions deals with issues related to research dissemination and higher education management.

The Science Monitor is a rich panorama of Egyptian-German cooperation and encourages future initiatives.