Hannover Science Initiative – successful network of universities, science and the state capital for 10 years

October 20, 2017

The Hannover Science Initiative is celebrating its anniversary: for 10 years now, the 15 partners in the Initiative, among them Hannover’s nine universities and higher-education institutes, the Student Administration, science-affiliated institutions such as the Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine ITEM, hannoverimpuls GmbH, and the State Capital of Hannover, have been successfully cooperating. This cooperation in Hannover as a center of academic and scientific activity is considered exemplary, both nationally and internationally. It was only last month that the video sharing website www.wissen.hannover.de of the Initiative – the only one of its kind in Germany – received the FOX AWARD in GOLD for efficient and cross-media communication. Hannover’s culture of welcoming international students and its accommodation campaigns in particular serve as a model to other German cities.

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Oberbürgermeister (Lord Mayor) Stefan Schostok: ”The Hannover Science Initiative allowed Hannover to make its mark as a center of science both nationally and internationally, to make it more international, and at the same time to give science a prominent position in our city. I would like to thank all those involved for the extremely trustful and committed collaboration and I am looking forward to continuing and further strengthening this collaboration in the future.“
“Thanks to the network of the ‘Science Initiative’ the directors of Hannover’s research organizations are in regular personal contact. Together, we are contributing to the further development of Hannover as a center of scientific activity,” says Prof. Norbert Krug, Director of Fraunhofer ITEM. “In addition, we make science in general and the research activities of our institute in particular experienceable and perceptible to interested individuals – be they pupils, students, or the public –, especially through joint activities such as the video sharing website www.wissen.hannover.de and the November of Science.”