The Palestinian-German Science Bridge is a pilot project financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research BMBF and implemented jointly by Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH and Palestinian Academy for Science and Technology PALAST to develop a joint research and education programme.
It provides the most brilliant science and technology graduates from Palestinian universities with access to state-of-the-art equipment for the experimental part of their Master thesis and the possibility to follow-up with a PhD thesis project in Jülich. After successful completion, PGSB alumni are expected to return to a Palestinian university to establish their own research groups in science and technology, contribute to the development of new PhD programmes there, and thus create the nucleus of a Palestinian science and technology infrastructure.
Provide access for Palestinian students to Jülich’s scientific infrastructure
Assist Jülich in recruiting the brightest students from Palestinian universities for Bachelor, Master and PhD projects
Transfer knowledge to Palestinian universities in the development of Graduate and Research Programmes
Facilitate the mobility and exchange of students and academics in both directions
Give highly qualified and motivated Palestinian scientists a perspective for adequate career opportunities – in Palestine, Germany, or worldwide.
Support the peace-making efforts of both countries in the area
Continued cooperation with returning PGSB alumni as they establish their own research groups and set up PhD programmes at Palestinian universities.
Establish critical mass to create a nucleus for the development of a national science and technology infrastructure in Palestine.
The objective of the present study is to: (1) determine the association of chronotype and chrono-disruption against diverse health factors for the Palestinian and German population, (2) investigate chronotype as a potential mediator of response to antidepressants in our future studies on clinical depression, and (3) examine a potential dependence of chronotype to geographic and cultural factors.
Scientific goals of the collaboration: Optimization of the properties of magnetocaloric materials through doping; Direct measurements of the temperature change of magnetocaloric materials through measurements in high magnetic fields;
The ultimate scientific goal is to establish a direct verification of T-symmetry breaking – up to now TRI-violation has only been achieved indirectly (via electroweak CP-violation, assuming the CPT theorem). The motivation is the need for new additional T/CP-violation to explain the matter-antimatter asymmetry of our universe – the puzzle of our existence.
Lithium ion batteries with typical liquid electrolytes, suffer from safety issues caused by the flammable liquid. All-solid-state batteries with a thin incombustible inorganic solid electrolyte represent an alternative technology providing higher safety. However, typical storage materials undergo a volume change and normally sintered composite cathodes do not provide enough strain tolerance to allow this expansion without inducing large stresses causing failure of the cell.
The long-term goal of this scientific collaboration is the education and training of the next generation of scientists by disseminating knowledge about modern pharmacology and biomedical research to students at the undergraduate, advanced, and postgraduate leve
The AQU leadership seeks appropriate possibilities to train its best academic and administrative cadres to gain the necessary knowledge and expertise in research management. The aim of such training is to provide selected academic and administrative members of AQU at FZJ with skills that are needed to strengthen the institutional and human capacity by assessing and analyzing individual and institutional performance factors.