Australian Embassy

Science Circle Bonn

Third Australia-Germany Joint Science Circle

The Australian Embassy in Germany hosted the third Australia–Germany Joint Science Circle at the Deutsches Museum in Bonn on 18 October 2012.

The Science Circle included a keynote address by Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb, who outlined the future of Australian science. The event brought together experts in the fields of preventive health, renewable energy and biodiversity, which have been identified by both governments as priority areas of research cooperation for Australia and Germany.

Science Circles in Germany enable the Embassy to highlight excellence in Australian research capability, provide Australian research organisations and universities with an opportunity to highlight their own world class research and enable representatives of leading Australian research institutions and universities to meet with their German counterparts.

Australia-Germany Science Circles are a joint initiative of the German Embassy in Canberra and the Australian Embassy in Berlin, with the first Science Circles in each country occurring in November 2011. Keynote addresses for the events, which usually take place twice a year in each country, are given by leading academics or policy makers.