Mexico and Germany offer scholarships for 2017

By Fernanda Duque Hernández

The academic aspect of the Mexico-Germany Dual Year

With the opening of the Dual Year Mexico-Germany approaching, more and more details are revealed about the different activities taking place from April to March 2017, including partnerships and scholarships to be awarded for this celebration.

The News Agency of the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) revealed that so far there have been confirmed four activities related to Science, Technology and Innovation. Three joint calls will be launched, 33 research projects will be carried out and more than 550 Mexican students will have the opportunity to apply for a postgraduate degree in Germany.

Arturo Borja Tamayo, director of International Cooperation of Conacyt said Mexico currently has nine active research projects and is expected to have, later this year, 24 projects related to the development of renewable energy, bio-economy and health.

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To commemorate the beginning of this binational celebration, the call for joint projects between the Mexican institution and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will be launched; also the basis for Short stays Mexico-Germany will be presented.

Also, "the Humboldt Foundation will award the Humboldt Research Award to a renowned Mexican scientist and Conacyt will award the Research Award José Antonio Alzate to a renowned German scientist, who has fostered scientific cooperation between Mexico and Germany", said Borja Tamayo.

In July, Berlin will host the Mexican Week of Science and Technology, in which Conacyt will display a sample of scientific research conducted in the country.

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