German Science and Innovation Day

4 October 2017

Griffith University, QLD College of Art Lecture Theatre and Gallery, South Bank Campus

(Transport options for getting to venue)

12noon LUNCH (not supplied)
12:45 Welcome Professor Michael Rosemann, Honorary Consul, Federal Republic of Germany
13:00 Keynote: Australia and Germany: Large Distance, Close Collaborations Professor Christopher Barner-Kowollik, QUT
13:30 Academic staff and postgraduate mobility between German and Australian institutions: biomedical postgraduate research exchange programs for German Master-PhD Students and Academic staff Professor Peter Noakes, UQ
13:42 The protection of girls and women in German Australian Criminal Law – critical legal appraisal through an Austral-German research cooperation Dr Kerstin Braun, USQ
13:54 IT development and operations in an bimodal IT function – lessons from Germany – lessons for Australia Professor Karlheinz Kautz, RMIT
14:06 Combining Australian and German research expertise to investigate new drug leads for malaria Ms Eva Hesping, Griffith University
14:18 The Centre for Solar Biotechnology – an Australian-German effort Dr Melanie Oey, UQ
14:30 Afternoon Tea
15:00 Research and studying in Germany – career and funding opportunities for Australians Professor Joybrato Mukherjee, Vice President of the German Academic Exchange Service
15:30 The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation: sponsoring science, innovation and international scholarly exchange Professor Rob Robson, Griffith University
16:00 The trajectories of digital entrepreneurship: a collaborative research project of the University of Cologne and QUT. Dr Frederik von Briel, QUT
16:10 Computer science education in schools in Germany and Australia Professor Karsten Schulz, Digital Technologies Institute
16:20 Skilled autism employment – best practices from Germany, Australia and the USA Dr Anna Krzeminska, UQ
16:30 Closing Panel: The German Australian Academic Association (GAAA) – Expectations, Operations, Responsibilities Professor Michael Rosemann, Honorary Consul, Federal Republic of Germany
17:00 Closing Remarks Professor Martin Betts, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Engagement), Griffith University
17:05 Nibbles and Networking
18:00 Event Concludes


  • Kenmore State High School – German Immersion Program
  • Ferny Grove State School – German Immersion Program
  • German Academic Exchange Service
  • GOstralia! Research Centre (GRC)