Why do we turn our heads to the right to kiss? Are magpies really as smart as chimpanzees? And what does this have to do with German-Turkish academic relations? Leibniz Prize winner Onur Güntürkün speaks with bmbf-online.
The new recipients of Germany's most prestigious research funding prize have been announced: the DFG Joint Committee has awarded eleven researchers with the 2013 Leibniz Prize.
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research is enhancing its funding for the humanities, cultural and social sciences with a new framework programme. A major goal of the programme is the internationalization of these disciplines.
Over the past 40 years, students and trainees have received grants and loans in accordance with the Federal Training Assistance Act ("BAföG"). The act represents a strong commitment to equal opportunities in education.
The BMBF is continuing its Programme for Women Professors. For another five years, universities will be able to apply to receive funding for professorships for women. 260 such professorships for highly qualified academics have already been created.