Opening ceremony of Research Academy Ruhr

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Picure of Prof. Dr. Petra Wiederkehr at the opening ceremony
© Simon Bierwald/Research Academy Ruhr

About 100 invited guests from the three UA Ruhr universities celebrated the start of Research Academy Ruhr. The platform was officially opened on May 7, 2018 at the premises of Stiftung Mercator.

In his official speach, Prof. Dr. Roland A. Fischer, vice president of DFG, described the start of Research Academy Ruhr as a huge opportunity for the about 10.000 early career researchers within the UA Ruhr. Prof. Dr. Petra Wiederkehr who holds the UA Ruhr professorship for Virtual Machining looked back at the manifold support she has received as early career researcher.

Research Academy Ruhr brings together already existing offers of the universities of Bochum, Dortmund and Duisburg-Essen, and will develop new concepts and opportunities. The project is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia and Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR).

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