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Published on March 18, 2008

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International Research Training Groups:  International Research Training Groups Dr. Priya Bondre-Beil 6 October 2006 2nd IRTG-Forum Berlin Topics:  Topics Main Features Dimensions Facts and Figures Developments since 2002 agreements ERA and Networking funding review Future challenges workshops Situation of Science and Research System:  Situation of Science and Research System innovation and interdisciplinarity higher education research funding foster International Research Training Groups :  International Research Training Groups launched by DFG in 1997 encourage bilateral cooperation in research training integration of complementary expertise at centres of excellence joint research programme & study programme systematic coordination of bilateral research projects / joint supervision 6-12 month mobility period at partner university Facts and Figures: Proposals and Grants:  Facts and Figures: Proposals and Grants Facts and Figures: Proposals and Grants:  Facts and Figures: Proposals and Grants 52 IRTG Funding Rate:  IRTG Funding Rate 51 International Research Training Groups (October 06):  51 International Research Training Groups (October 06) Belgium/UK 1 France/Luxemburg 1 Denmark 2 Denmark/Finland 1 China 5 France 7 France/UK 1 Hungary 1 Italy 1 Italy/Austria 1 Japan 1 Netherlands 8 Norway 1 Poland 2 Sweden 3 Switzerland 4 Switzerland/Austria 1 UK 2 USA 5 Japan/USA 1 Korea 1 Russia 1 International Research Training Groups by Country / Europe:  International Research Training Groups by Country / Europe Trilatreal:France-Luxemburg, Denmark-Finland-Italy, Belgium-GB, France-GB, Switzerland-Austria, Italy-Austria, 4 3 1 2 1 8 2 1 2 7 1 1 International Research Training Groups by country / Germany - Japan, China, USA; South Korea:  International Research Training Groups by country / Germany - Japan, China, USA; South Korea 2 Trilateral: Germany-Japan-USA International Research Training Groups by disciplines:  International Research Training Groups by disciplines Outcomes of the IGK-Conference 17 June 2002, Berlin:  Outcomes of the IGK-Conference 17 June 2002, Berlin Best Practice: discuss practical issues of initiating and co-ordinating IRTGs identify structural problems of organization, funding European Research Area research training cooperation between scientists in Europe Discussion of Policy Issues of International Research Training: define common interests and initiate joint activities improve co-funding possibilities facilitate preparation of applications funding mechanisms, consultancy incentives for partner groups Resulting Activities 1: negotiations and new agreements with DFG partners :  Resulting Activities 1: negotiations and new agreements with DFG partners China (Ministry of Education, Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences) – 2002/2003 Netherlands (NWO) – extension of funding duration and amount – 2004 France – call for proposals 2004 (with UFA, Ministry of Research and Education) India (DST) – 2004 Japan (JSPS) – 2005 Korea (KOSEF) – 2005 Russia (RFFI) – 2005/2006 Finnland (Academy of Finland) - 2006 based on IRTG framework with agency specific requirements scientific cooperation joint reviews (NWO, MoE/GUCAS China, France) Network International Research Training :  Network International Research Training International Research Training Promotion of young scientists ERA ERA-Net key player OTKA NWO NorF UK DFG AF Integration of Policies and Programmes Participation in intl. conferences international workshops EUA project new partners world-wide KOSEF JSPS GACR Resulting Activities 2: Funding and Consultancy :  Resulting Activities 2: Funding and Consultancy preparatory mechanisms travel, workshops (in Germany or partner country) head office support monitoring of current initiatives appropriate timing, co-funding information scientific consultancy (mainly long distance cooperation) expert meetings advisory function but no final review Resulting activities 3:  Resulting activities 3 matching funds transfer of means bilateral agreements information policy breeding workshops performance assessment coordination requirements/role of partners joint funding and review procedures agreements/ partner university directly (consumables) indirectly (inverse funding) largely done challenges for the future First assessment results – IRTG in Physics, Life Sciences, Chemistry, Humanities, Neuroscience :  First assessment results – IRTG in Physics, Life Sciences, Chemistry, Humanities, Neuroscience cooperation in international framework broader theoretical and methodological training higher innovation potential of joint research and active participation of PhDs new scientific environment through exchange free and easy access to partner labs mutual training joint use of facilities joint PhD projects -> higher competition -> productivity -> lower time of completion additional social & intercultural competence complementarity -> scientific progress combination of different national research systems and approaches high value for scientific career unilateral mobility Mobility and International Research Training:  Mobility and International Research Training Biology & Medicine: low mobility in RTG, high rate in IRTG Natural Science: high mobility in RTG, high rate in IRTG Humanities & Social Science: high mobility in RTG, low rate in IRTG local lab work joint projects joint use of facilities individual thesis work archives, libraries growing international cooperation Structural Problems:  Structural Problems differences in duration/organization of PhD 3 vs. 4 years (Flexibility of programmes/Graduate Schools) differences in funding stipend vs. salary, higher payment DFG: offers additional means for stipends no reciprocal additional funds available in other countries unilateral mobility (country specific) mobility and long distance coordination setting into international scientific community national differences of research systems funding systems ways of qualification solutions identification of adequate partners and common goals ways of (co-)funding achievements scientific progress through complementarity new generation of international scientists Challenges and Perspectives:  Challenges and Perspectives Best practice and requirements of coordination management role of partners university responsibilities Workshop 1 Challenges and Perspectives:  Challenges and Perspectives Institutional challenges procedures beyond agreements details (working level) optimization finances Workshop 2 Challenges and Perspectives:  Challenges and Perspectives Performance Assessment >50 IRTG systematic evaluation general achievements by disciplines / interdisciplinary approaches by countries Workshop 3 Morning programme:  Morning programme 11:15 – 13:00 Invited Statements by IRTG-speakers and Discussion Prof. Dr. Amélie Mummendey, Jena IRTG 622 „Conflict and Cooperation between groups“ (Belgium - Great Britain)   Prof. Dr. Hans Hagen, Kaiserslautern IRTG 1131 “Visualization of Large and Unstructured Data Sets. Applications in Geospatial Planning, Modelling, and Engineering” (USA)   Prof. Dr. Hans Georg Bock, Heidelberg and Prof. Dr. Marek Niezgódka, Warsaw IRTG 710 “Modeling, Simulation and Optimization” (Poland)   Prof. Dr. Sebastian Suerbaum, Hannover IRTG 1273 “Strategies of human pathogens to establish acute and chronic infections” (Sweden)   Prof. Dr. Reiner Doluschitz; Stuttgart IRTG 1070 “Modeling Material Flows  and Production Systems for Sustainable Resource Use in Intensified Crop Production in the North China Plain” (PR China) Afternoon programme:  Afternoon programme 14:30 – 15:50 Workshops Workshop 1: Cooperation with international partners: Best practice (Ruth Narmann) Workshop 2: Institutional challenges (Priya Bondre-Beil) Workshop 3: Criteria and tools for programme assessment (Sebastian Granderath) 16:15 – 17:45 Presentation of workshop results and discussion with comments by the representatives of DFG partners 17:45 Closing Statement Dr. Beate Konze-Thomas, Head of Department Coordinated Programmes and Research Infrastructure, DFG 18:00 End of Conference Slide26:  Thank you for your attention! Infos unter www.dfg.de Dr. Priya Bondre-Beil priya.bondre-beil@dfg.de www.dfg.de/gk/en

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