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Transatlantic Cooperation in Challenging Times

Virtual talk on the impact of Covid-19 on international collaboration

Jun 19, 2020

Zoubeida Ounaies and Jürgen Rühe

What effects does the corona crisis have on transatlantic cooperation? How do researchers work together in these challenging times and how can they further develop international collaborations? Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rühe from the University of Freiburg and Prof. Dr. Zoubeida Ounaies from Penn State University will discuss these questions in the virtual talk "International Cooperation in Science and Research during Covid-19. The new normal in the US and Germany" on 24th June 2020 at 15:00 pm.

Ounaies is the director of the Center for Living Multifunctional Material Systems (LiMC²), which the University of Freiburg and Penn State University founded in 2019. Rühe is one of the spokespersons of the Cluster of Excellence Living, Adaptive and Energy-autonomous Materials Systems (livMatS), which is closely involved in the center's projects. The cooperation focuses on the development of materials and material systems that adapt autonomously to changes in the environment, have self-healing mechanisms, gain their energy from the environment and consist of sustainable components.

The virtual talk is organized by Baden-Württemberg International (bw-i), the competence center of the state of Baden-Württemberg for the internationalization of business and science. The session will take place in English and is open to all interested.

Registration for the event prior to 24th June is possible on the bw-i website.