28/09/2020

Australia-Germany Research Network Conference 2020


  • START DATE
    12/10/2020 - 14:00
  • EVENT TYPE
    Conference
  • LOCATION
    Australia, Virtual Conference
  • END DATE
    12/10/2020 - 18:00
  • ORGANISER
    Embassy of Germany Canberra & DAAD

This free online event brings together German and Australian researchers and stakeholders from universities, research organisations, funding agencies, industry and government to discuss current challenges and opportunities for German-Australian research cooperation.

The program includes high-profile keynote and panel speakers, as well as workshops with expert researchers discussing German-Australian cooperation in focus areas such as digitisation in education, smart cities, space research, and bioeconomy. Opportunities for individual or group networking with expert researchers in break-out rooms, Q&A with the expert panel, and an information session on study and research programs in Germany conclude the program.

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Program Overview

02:00 pm - OPENING OF EVENT - Dr Erol Harvey (MC), CEO Australian Centre for Medical Discoveries

02:05 pm - OFFICIAL WELCOME - H.E. Dr Thomas Fitschen, German Ambassador

02:10 pm - KEYNOTE - Dr Amanda Caples, Victoria’s Lead Scientist

02:30 pm - PANEL - International Research Cooperation and Engagement with Germany – Challenges and Opportunities in Times of COVID 

- Prof Christopher Barner-Kowollik, DVC-RI Queensland University of Technology 

- Prof Bronwyn Fox, DVC-RE Swinburne University of Technology 

- Prof Marnie Hughes-Warrington, DVDVC-RE University of South Australia 

- Prof Sakkie Pretorius, DVC-R Macquarie University

03:00 pm - PARALLEL WORKSHOPS 1 & 2

- Workshop: Space 

- Workshop: SmartER Cities

03:30 pm - NETWORKING BREAK

04:00 pm - OFFICIAL MESSAGE FROM DAAD - Professor Dr Dr h.c. mult. Joybrato Mukherjee, DAAD President

04:15 pm - PARALLEL WORKSHOPS 1 & 2

- Workshop: Bioeconomy 

- Workshop: Digital Education

04:45 pm - PANEL - Workshop Outcomes

05:45 pm - CONCLUDING REMARKS - Catriona Jackson, Chief Executive, Universities Australia

05:55 pm - CLOSING OF EVENT - Dr Erol Harvey (MC), CEO Australian Centre for Medical Discoveries