15 December 2022 at 11:00 am
New Zealand-German university projects funded
Four joint projects have been awarded funding for 2023 and 2024 under a programme that aims to strengthen academic relations between New Zealand and German institutions, and promote cooperative and complementary research activities.
The arrangement for the exchange of early-career academics (PPP) was signed between ENZ and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in November 2021, and applications for this round of funding closed in June. It enables young academics involved in the projects to further their careers and expand international research links.
The four successful New Zealand applications came from academics at Massey University, University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, and University of Waikato. The projects, undertaken with German university partners, cover a range of subject areas, from biotechnology and microbiology, to law and sustainable landscape development, to engineering and climatology.
This is the first time ENZ has offered funding under the PPP programme. We plan to launch a second round in April 2023 for projects that will take place from 2024 and 2025.