Stephanie-Anne Crost, a New Zealand PhD student, has taken the third prize at this year'sFalling Walls Lab Australia. Falling Walls calls for talented young researchers and professionals from Australia and New Zealand to showcase their most innovative ideas. The “Falling Walls Lab” is an innovative scientific challenge for bright young researchers, Bachelor, Master and PhD students, postdocs, young professionals, entrepreneurs and innovators from all disciplines in Australia and New Zealand.
German Film Festival 2016
The Goethe-Institut New Zealand will be celebrating its 8th German Film Festival this month with new releases from Germany, Austria and Switzerland being shown around New Zealand. Dramas, documentaries and a new adaptation of children’s classic "Heidi" will screen in Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin , New Plymouth and Auckland between 24 September and 16 October. All films are subtitled in English and admission will be free of charge.
Goethe-Institut Press Release German Film Festival 2016 [msword, 24.5k]
DAAD-Scholarships for the academic year 2017/2018
The DAAD's scholarship database for foreign students, graduates and academics provides a wide range of tips and information to help applicants successfully apply for funding for a course of study or a research assignment.
The German Embassy in Wellington takes applications for the following :
- Scholarships for graduates of all science subjects
- Research scholarship for PhD students, post-PhD students and young researchers
- Working stay scholarships for Fine Arts and Architecture students
- Research stay scholarships for university lecturers and scientists
- Follow-on scholarships for former scholarship recipients
Please find detailed information on funding
Scholarships and Funding
BuildNZ 2016: Opening German Pavillion
Ambassador Thiedemann and the NZGBA team at BuildNZ in Christchurch
Ambassador Thiedemann welcomed exhibitors and visitors at the 'Made in Germany' pavilion organized by the New Zealand Business Association (NZGBA) at the BuildNZ fair
BuildNZ 2016 - German Pavillon
in Christchurch earlier this month. The pavilion gave German exhibitors the opportunity to showcase their products and services at New Zealand's most important event for the construction, building, and design sectors. The BuildNZ fair plays an important part in enhancing German technologies in the New Zealand building sector. More than 2300 architects, designers, building companies and related trade agencies were present.
The "made in Germany" pavillion received highly positive feedback from the exhibitors - BuildNZ, they said, had exceeded their expectations.
Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.
Germany’s candidacy on the Security Council
Applications open for NAMA Low-Carbon Development Programme
The application process for the 4th call of the NAMA Facility has now started. The NAMA Facility is a multi-donor programme that supports the implementation of the most ambitious Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) inducing transformational change towards a low-carbon development pathway. It was jointly established by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). They were later joint by the European Commission and the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate (EFKM), Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). It provides financial support to developing countries and emerging economies that show leadership on tackling climate change and want to implement transformational country-led NAMAs within the global mitigation architecture in the short- and mid-term.
Applications will be open until 31 October 2016.
Further information can be found
The 2017 Berlin International Film Festival will again stage the "Berlinale-Talents", a creative networking platform for film and TV drama series professionals from around the world. It consists of a summit with master classes and interactive panel discussions as well as studio programmes and project labs. 250 international creative talents from 12 different different disciplines are invited to Berlin to expand their horizons and contribute their own input. They share experiences with experts and each other and become part of the ever-growing community of Berline Talents alumni. Applications have to be sumitted by 1 September 2016.
Interested? Please find more information