German-Middle East International Conference
Under the Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II.

Please register at jordan.conference2009@bbaw.de by February 15th, 2009

10. - 11. Mai 2009

Amman Marriott Hotel, Shmeissani Issam Ajluni Street, Amman, Jordanien

Under the Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II

German-Middle East International Conference

The purpose of the conference is to bring together members of established German networks of scientific excellence with partners in the countries of the Middle East to exchange views and experiences on issues of scientific collaboration and scientific network organisation. In the Young Scientists Workshop scientists on the postdoc level have the opportunity to discuss topics of research opportunities in the scientific world of the Middle East together with colleagues from Germany and the countries of the Middle East.


SONNTAG, 10. MAI 2009


SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES BRIDGING CULTURES


10.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.

Opening Session

Presented by Marwan Mousa

President, Jordanian Club of Humboldt Fellows

 

Welcome Address

His Majesty King Abdullah II

King of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

 

Günter Stock

President, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and President, Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities

 

Helmut Schwarz

President, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation


Max G. Huber

Vice President, German Academic Exchange Service

 

HE Joachim Heidorn

Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Jordan

Klaus Lucas

Vice President, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Conference Chairman

 

 

Coffee

 

 

11.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Science and Technology

 

Chair: Victor Rizkallah

Leibniz-Universität Hannover

 

Amin Mobarak

Cairo University, Faculty of Engineering

Energy and Environment

 

Janos Bogardi

UN University

Institute for Environment and Human Security, Bonn

Water Resources

 

 

Lunch

 

 

2.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.

Humanities and Culture

 

Chair: Zeidan Kafafi

University of Yarmouk, Jordan

 

HE Omar Jhdeifat

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Jordan

Dialogue between Cultures

 

Angelika Neuwirth

Freie Universität Berlin

Corpus Coranicum

A Long-Term Research Project at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

 

Michael Niedermeier

Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

The Goethe-Dictionary

A Long-Term Research Project at the Berlin- Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

 

 

Coffee

 

 

4.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.

German Scientific Networks of Excellence

 

Chair: Peter Uecker

Vice President, German-Jordanian University, Amman


Max G. Huber

Vice President, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

 

Dorothee Dzwonnek

Secretary General, German Research Foundation (DFG)


Verena Lepper

Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection Berlin / Member of The Young Academy

 

Colin Nippert

Student-Forum within the Tönissteiner Kreis


Alfred Pühler
Foreign Secretary, Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities


Georg Schütte

Secretary General,  Alexander von Humboldt Foundation



Coffee


 

6.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.

Panel Discussion

Perspectives of Long-Term Scientific Cooperation between Germany and the MENA Region

 

Chair: Klaus Lucas

Vice President, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Conference Chairman

 

HE Eid Dahiyat

Chairman of the Board of Trustees

University of Applied Sciences Amman


Thomas Götz

Deputy Director-General, Federal Foreign Office, Germany


Saleh Hashem

General Secretary, Association of Arab Universities

 

Christoph Markschies

President, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin / Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

 

Burkhard Rauhut

Rector, German University of Technology in Oman


Khaled Toukan

Chairman, Jordan Atomic Energy Commission

 

 

6.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.

Young Scientists Workshop

Challenges, Opportunities and Problems of Scientific Research in the MENA Region

 

Chair: Ziad Al-Saad

Vice President, German-Jordanian University, Amman



8.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.

Dinner




MONTAG, 11. MAI 2009

- On separate invitation of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation -


HUMBOLDT ALUMNI IN THE MIDDLE EAST - SHAPING THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION


9.00 a.m. - 9.15 a.m.

Welcome Addresses


Helmut Schwarz

President, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation


Marwan Mousa

President, Jordanian Club of Humboldt Fellows


9.15 a.m. - 10.30 a.m.

Keynote Lectures



Coffee



11.00 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.

Plenary Lectures



Lunch



2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Workshops according to academic disciplines


1. Humanities

Chair: Ulrike Freitag

Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin


2. Life Sciences

Chair: Frauke Melchior

University of Heidelberg (on request)


3. Chemistry

Chair: Oliver Seitz

Humboldt University, Berlin


4. Physics

Chair: Ludwig Schultz

Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, Dresden


5. Engineering

Chair: Oliver Ambacher

Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF, Freiburg



Coffee



4.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Panel discussion on Research Cooperation in the Middle East


Chair: Georg Schütte

Secretary General, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation



7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.

Dinner





In cooperation with

Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung / Foundation

DAAD – Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst / German Academic Exchange Service


 

For further information please contact:

Dr. Karin Elisabeth Becker

becker@bbaw.de

 

 

Please register at

jordan.conference2009@bbaw.de

by February 15th, 2009

Veranstaltungszeitraum:

10.05.2009, 10.00 - 22.00 Uhr 11.05.2009, 9.00 - 21.00 Uhr

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