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Meeting of various work groups for Top-level Research at Chemnitz University of Technology

University management, administration as well as scientists and researcher of the Chemnitz University met in various work groups to support future Lighthouse-projects

Following the invitation of the university management representatives of the rector’s office and the university’s administration met scientists and researchers of the Chemnitz University in different work groups to discuss and strategically support future Lighthouse-projects at the Chemnitz University.

The Chemnitz University of Technology is known for excellent research. In numerous projects such as the Federal Cluster of Excellence "MERGE" or collaborative research centers of the German Research Foundation important issues of the future are addressed. In order to further strengthen the Chemnitz University as top-level research location, new outstanding research projects have to be continuously generated and the respective funding acquired. This requires not only the commitment of the researchers and scientists at the Chemnitz University but also a consistent and targeted support of the university management and administration. Concerning this matter, Prof. Gerd Strohmeier, President of the Chemnitz University of Technology, already announced in his first open letter to the university public the establishment of a Task Force “Exzellenzstrategie und Spitzenforschung” for the structural accompaniment of future Lighthouse-projects. This task force already held meetings in different forms and work groups.

The just a few weeks ago established work group “Chemnitz Cluster+” supports with external help of consultants the application process in the framework of the strategy of excellence. Now, further work groups were established that focus on topics from the collaborative research centers of the German Research Foundation or their research groups. Aside from potential applicants of the university, representatives of the university’s management and administration are involved in the different work groups.

The Task Force “Exzellenzstrategie und Spitzenforschung” will also hold needs-oriented meetings in the future. All potential applicants are therefore asked to inform the university management in time about relevant projects (collaborative research center/transregios, research groups, graduate college or further exceptional projects).

Matthias Fejes

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