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  • Germany, Russia and the EU: Young scientists discuss the horizons of science from European comparative perspectives

    Friday, 19. July 2013 - Within the “3rd German-Russian Young Researchers Forum” young researchers from both countries as well as representatives of prestigious science and research organisations convene from 21st to 25th July 2013. 35 highly qualified young researchers will meet at Haus Humboldtstein Conference Centre in Bonn-Remagen (Germany). The event is organised by the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), the Council of Young Scientists of the RAS and the German Junge Akademie. Now in its third edition, the forum was initiated within the bilateral German-Russian Year of Education, Research and Innovation 2011/2012.

  • Policy advice and international cooperation – The Leopoldina marks five years as German National Academy of Sciences

    Wednesday, 10. July 2013 - The Leopoldina is approaching an important anniversary: 14 July will mark five years since its appointment as the German National Academy of Sciences. Since then, the Leopoldina has established itself as a respected source of science-based policy advice at both the national and international level by publishing recommendations and statements. Looking back at the past five years, Leopoldina President Jörg Hacker said: “We have achieved recognition, particularly as a result of our key topics and statements. The Leopoldina has found its place within the scientific system and is constantly expanding its network of contacts.”

  • Academies urge new measures against drug-resistant bacteria

    Joint press release by the Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

    Monday, 17. June 2013 - Fewer and fewer antibiotics are available for an increasing number of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. As a result, it is becoming increasingly difficult to treat infected patients successfully. The Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina addressed this issue in their joint statement, “Antibiotics Research: Problems and Perspectives” in January 2013. The paper is now available in English, just in time when the topic is on the agenda of the G8 summit. The academies list eight recommendations that show ways to prevent the further spread of antibiotic resistance and to develop urgently needed antibiotics.

  • The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina makes recommendations for the G8 summit in Lough Erne

    Wednesday, 29. May 2013 - In the run up to the G8 summit in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, in partnership with the national science academies of the G8 member states and five other science academies, is calling on the heads of state and government of the eight leading industrialised nations to focus their attention on two topics in the immediate future: drug-resistant infectious agents and sustainable development. The academies’ statements will be handed to the participating governments before the summit on 17 and 18 June so that their recommendations can be incorporated into the negotiations.

  • Leopoldina strengthens cooperation with French national academy

    Monday, 15. April 2013 - The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the French Académie des sciences are set to collaborate even more closely in future. Today in Paris, Leopoldina President, Prof. Jörg Hacker, and the President of the French national academy, Prof. Phillipe Taquet, signed a cooperation agreement consolidating the already close ties between the two institutions.

  • Former Leopoldina President Volker ter Meulen elected co-chair of the InterAcademy Panel

    Thursday, 28. February 2013 - The InterAcademy Panel (IAP) has elected Professor Volker ter Meulen as one of its two co-chairs at its General Assembly in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. The former Leopoldina President and the second re-elected co-chair Professor Mohamed H.A. Hassan, former President of the African Academy of Sciences, will lead IAP, an association of over 100 scientific academies from all over the world, for the next three years.

  • Academies recommend new measures in antibiotic research

    Joint press release by the Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg and the Leopoldina

    Monday, 28. January 2013 - A growing number of infections worldwide are caused by bacteria resistant to antibiotics – and ever fewer effective antibiotics are available. As a result, it is becoming increasingly difficult to treat infected patients successfully. In the statement, “Antibiotic Research: Problems and Perspectives”, which was published today, the Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina list eight recommendations that show ways to prevent the further spread of antibiotic resistance and to develop urgently needed antibiotics.

  • Science academies in the era of ideologies – the History of the Leopoldina project team meets in Halle

    Wednesday, 14. November 2012 - The working meeting of the project team “The History of the Leopoldina” from Humboldt University Berlin and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina has as its central concern the interrelationships and the interdependencies that existed between the distinguishing ideologies of the 20th century and the science academies of the time. The sessions, operating under the title “Science Academies in the Era of Ideologies. Political Upheavals – scientific challenges – institutional conformity,” will take place between 22 and 24 November 2012 at the Leopoldina in Halle.

  • Leopoldina’s Human Rights Committee helps Syrian doctors and paramedics

    Monday, 12. November 2012 - Violence is escalating in Syria, and it is also targeted at doctors and other people caring for the wounded. The Human Rights Committee (HRC) of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina is helping doctors and medical staff in the country as well as calling for basic human rights to be upheld. In cooperation with a large number of university hospitals in Germany, the HRC is organising medical assistance for seriously wounded Syrian medical personnel. Doctors at University Hospital Tübingen recently began treating a Syrian paramedic who lost a hand and received other serious injuries while attempting to deliver medical supplies to the civilian population in the town of Ranqus.

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