Indo-Pacific Guidelines of the German Government: New Opportunities for Scientific Cooperation

01.10.2021|12:36 Uhr

Policy Talk of the Competence Center for International Science Cooperation (KIWi) on Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 14-15:30.

Scientific cooperation with countries in the Indo-Pacific provides access to a dynamic scientific region with over 5,000 collaborations between German and Indo-Pacific universities, without which many of our global challenges cannot be met. The German government has adopted the Indo-Pacific Guidelines to diversify and expand cooperation with countries in this region. The European Union has now also underlined the importance of the Indo-Pacific region with the new "EU strategy for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific".

Together with Prof. Dr. Nele Noesselt, Director of IN-EAST and Chair of the Board of the German Association for Asian Studies, Dr. Byeungkwan Park, Fraunhofer Representative in South Korea and Stefan Hase-Bergen, DAAD Head of Office Hanoi, the following key questions will be discussed, among others:


  • What concrete actions will underpin the guidelines? 
  • What is the benefit of the German and European view of such a heterogeneous region with countries such as Singapore/South Korea/Japan or India/China? 
  • How is the concept of "value partnerships" to be applied in cooperation practice?
  • What are the technical focal points? 
  • What challenges are apparent in current cooperation experiences? 
  • What are the needs of German universities and research institutions for successful cooperation?

panel discussion will be moderated by Kate Maleike, science journalist and editor of "Campus & Karriere" at Deutschlandfunk and will be held in German. The Policy Talk will be livestreamed and recorded for later publication at

Registration via the  DAAD's eventportal.

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