German-Turkish Year of Research, Education and Innovation 2014
The formal opening event for the German-Turkish Year of Research, Education and Innovation 2014 took place on January 23, 2014 report a high calibre participation of Prof. Dr. Joanna Wanka, German Federal Minister of Education and Science and her colleague, Fikri Isik, Turkey’s Minister of Science, Industry and Technology and other high level participants from politics, science and industries. Thomas Rachel, German Parliamentary Undersecretary of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research was representing the region of Aachen
The inauguration ceremony was accompanied by an exhibition and the forum “German-Turkish Cooperation: transfer of knowledge in research, education and innovation”. Under the umbrella of TU9, ITA, the Institute for Textile Technology of RWTH Aachen University organised three workshops within the framework of the forum.
The transfer of knowledge between Germany and the Turkish Republic in the area of science, research and innovation, has been the topic of the workshop in cooperation with Osto GmbHJ, Aachen. Three German-Turkish projects in the fields “key technologies”, “global change” and “social and human sciences” were introduced. ITA’s researcher, Mesut Cetion, presented an innovative approach for the repair of fibre-reinforced components, a collaborative project with Sabanci University in Istanbul (TR).
According to Dr. Bayram Aslan, Head of Turkish Relations at ITA “synergies in bilateral science and research cooperation with Turkey become visible and identify possible new strategies and links for the future cooperation. Participants of science and industry can advocate their ideas and recommendations to enhance German-Turkish science cooperation, helping to strengthen and enhance the tradition of German-Turkish cooperation.”