Creating Room for Thought
Posted January 19 2011
DFG New Year’s Reception 2011


In his New Year’s address, DFG President Matthias Kleiner called for more leisure and productive quiet time in today’s dynamic research system, emphasising their importance for creativity, innovation and sustainable developments in science. The reception was held on 17 January 2011 at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, with approximately 400 guests from politics, science and society attending. President Kleiner also addressed the second phase of the Excellence Initiative and the diversity of DFG activities and DFG-funded research. (read speech in English / German)