Scientific and Technological Cooperation (WTZ)

a programme of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

As part of the scientific and technological cooperation (WTZ), scientific issues in BMBF’s Research for Sustainable Development (FONA) programme are investigated in the form of bilateral projects. Generally, the cooperation is coordinated by a steering committee on which each of the participating ministries is represented.

Participation in international research programmes for solving global problems, expanding and improving bilateral relations and access to interesting research regions are three of WTZ’s central goals. In addition, the cooperations aim to achieve political stabilization and development aid, as well as technological export and access to the market, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises.

The bilateral scientific and technical cooperation of BMBF’s "The Earth System" division focuses on the countries of Brazil, China, Indonesia, Israel, and Russia.

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