Press Release 073/2014

Partner in the Funding of Scientific Projects

2014 Day of Project Management Agencies: Experts in Public Research Funding Meet at Karlsruhe – Presentation by Undersecretary of State Cornelia Quennet-Thielen (BMBF)

The development, practical implementation, and evaluation of research programs on big topics in the interest of society will be in the focus of the conference on June 04 and 05, 2014 at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). These tasks are accomplished by various Project Management Agencies in Germany on behalf of federal and state ministries. For example, research projects are initiated in life sciences to preserve a healthy environment or for efficient and sustainable technologies and supported by the Project Management Agencies.


”Effective support in project funding, together with scientific expertise and organization skills, is the core competence of the Project Management Agencies. The Federal Government is dependent on this support. The Project Management Agencies contribute essentially to successful education and research policy,” says Cornelia Quennet-Thielen, Undersecretary of State of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). On the Day of Project Management Agencies, she will speak about “The Federation and Project Management: Together for Good Education, Research, and Innovation,” and cooperation of the Federal Government with the Project Management Agencies (Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 11.30 hrs, KIT Campus North).


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Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,600 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 23,300 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

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