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2017 GlobalTech Research Forum “Low Carbon Development”

windrader-1508073_960_720The Shanghai Jaio Tong University is hosting this year’s Research Forum on the topic of “Low Carbon Development”. The event is jointly organized with the International Institute for Environmental Studies and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. The Research Forum will take place July 23 – 26 2017 at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Researchers from GlobalTech member institutions that work in the area of Climate Change and/or Low Carbon Development are cordially invited to join the conference. Please note that the registration fee will be waived for the first three representatives from each GlobalTech member university.

Registrations can be made here by June 1.

For more information, please click here: Low Carbon Development Info.

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Registration open for 2017 GlobalTech Presidents’ Forum

GlobalTech Presidents and delegates are invited to attend the 2017 GlobalTech Presidents’ Forum and Alliance Board meeting on August 31 / September 1 at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. GlobalTech member representatives will discuss “Capacity Building in the Developing World – the Role of Universities”. More information on the conference program can be found here.

Registration is open until June 30th.

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2nd GlobalTech Alliance Robotics Workshop

Keynote speakers at the second GlobalTech Robotics Workshop

The GlobalTech Alliance Robotics Workshop 2017 took place at the premises of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore on 3 June 2017. More than 72 experts from 6 GlobalTech member institutions and 4 additional organisations  listened to 14 thematic presentations in different fields of robotics. The participants engaged in a lively exchange on the state-of-the-art robotics research.

The next GlobalTech Robotics workshop will be held in June 2018 at UNSW in Sydney, just after the ICRA conference (IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 21 – May 25 2018). Participants at ICRA will be able to easily extend their stay in Australia to join the GlobalTech Robotics Workshop.

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GlobalTech Robotics Workshop

Global Tech Workshop Robotics Foto: Andreas Heddergott / Verwendung frei fuer die Berichterstattung ueber die TU Muenchen unter Nennung des Copyrights

Participants listening at the Lab tour

A global technological phenomenon is underway – advance of robotics is moving at a rapid pace. In order to keep pace, key global players in the field are forming strategic alliances.

To mark this occasion a joint workshop was organized in Munich centered on the latest research in robotics. On the initiative of Prof. Martial Hebert from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Prof. Gordon Cheng from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), more than 90 roboticists from 15 organizations from all over the world came together to discuss recent trends in humanoid robotics. Attendees included members from the five GlobalTech members ETH, NTU, SJTU, CMU and TUM. The workshop included thematic sessions as well as lab tour.

Participants were enthusiastic about the opportunity to witness outstanding research presentations, and to explore the robotics labs at TUM. The organizers received an overwhelmingly positive feedback. Following this initiative, CMU and TUM plan to continue the collaboration within the GlobalTech Alliance. A follow-up workshop is planned to build on the connections that have been established.

Prof. Gordon Cheng, host at TUM, concluded: “The workshop was a great success with near 90 participants on a sunny Sunday with high quality presentations by PIs in core areas of robotics, plus an exciting lab tour through all the robotic activities in Munich, with both TUM and DLR showcasing their activities.”

More details on the website.

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GlobalTech Forum Education: Internationalizing Doctoral Education

GlobalTech Forum Education – July 7 - 8, 2016 “ Internationalizing Doctoral Education” Programme im Senatssaal der Technischen Universitaet Muenchen, Gruppenaufnahme ; abgebildete Personen(v.l.n.r.): 1.Reihe: Dr. Janet de Wilde Imperial College London, Prof. Laura Poole-Warren University of New South Wales, Dr. Suzie Laurich-McIntyre Carnegie Mellon University, 2.Reihe: Prof Yue Chee Yoon Nanyang Technological University, Frau Prof. Barbara Wohlmuth Director of IGSSE TUM International Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Frau Julie Ward International Research Manager University of New South Wales, Frau PhD Dr. Susan Cozzens Georgia Institute of Technology , Genke Yang Shanghai Jiao Tong University ; 3.Reihe: Zizheng Zhang Project Manager International Cooperation and Diversity Public Relations TUM Graduate School, Tatjana Boos Deputy Director TUM International Center, Prof. Bo Liedberg Dean Interdisciplinary Graduate School NTU Interdisciplinary Graduate Education, Prof. Hans-Joachim Bungartz Graduate Dean and Dean of the Department of Informatics TUM, Dr. Michael Klimke TUM International Graduate School of Science and Engineering Introduction to TUM CREATE Singapore, Frau Bettina Burger GlobalTech Coordinator TUM International Center, Prof. Paolo Lugli Dean at the Department for Electrical and Computer Engineering and Interim GlobalTech Secretary GlobalTech introduction General; Ort: Senatssaal der Technischen Universitaet Muenchen, Arcisstraße 21, 80333 Muenchen; Datum: 08.07.2016; Copyright: Uli Benz / TU Muenchen; Verwendung: Frei fuer Berichterstattung ueber die TU Muenchen unter Nennung des Copyrights.

Participants of the GlobalTech Forum Education

On July 7 – 8, representatives of seven GlobalTech member institutions gathered at Technical University of Munich TUM to discuss “Internationalization of Higher Degree Research Training”. The institutions present included Carnegie Mellon University, Georgia Tech, Imperial College, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the Nanyang Technological University, the University of New South Wales, and TUM. Participants included the Vice Provosts, Directors and Deans responsible for graduate education at the respective univerisities. Each participant presented a case study from their home institution, which was followed by lively discussions. Dr. Carlos Härtel, CEO of GE Germany and Austria, share his perspective on doctoral education from an industry point of view, and speakers of the TUM graduate council contributed insights from the perspective of PhD candidates.

The group explored ways to work jointly on initiatives to enhance doctoral training through internationalization. It plans to follow up on the forum with concrete activities that bring together the Allinace’s members in the area of doctoral education.