Friday, 23. September 2016 - The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina has chosen “The Sciences in Intercultural Dialogue” as the central theme of its 2016 Annual Assembly, which opened in Halle (Saale) today. This year’s two-day event sees renowned researchers address issues surrounding global scientific culture. At the heart of the discussions is the question of how to establish effective intercultural dialogue in science. The opening ceremony included a speech by Johanna Wanka, Federal Minister of Education and Research.