Collaborations and international affairs

Research partnership initiated: Havana and Essen form a new axis of science

A new research partnership has been initiated in the Cuban capital of Havana. It involves the Medical University of Havana, the International Center of Neurological Restoration (CIREN, Cuba’s leading neurological research institute), and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Duisburg-Essen. The partnership aims to facilitate exchange between students and researchers and establish collaborative research projects.

The Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM) in Mexico City has entered into a collaboration agreement with the UDE’s Faculty of Medicine.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has appointed Professor Elke Cario of the Clinic for Gastroenterology and Hepatology to the selection committee for research scholarships. She joined the committee in January 2020.

Professor Dagmar Führer-Sakel, the Vice-Rector for Research, Career Development and Science Transfer and Director of the Clinic for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, was appointed to the Permanent Senate Commission on Key Questions in Clinical Research of the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Professor Norbert Scherbaum has been appointed to the expert committee on the narcotics act of the Federal Ministry of Health again.

Professor Verena Jendrossek of the Institute of Cell Biology (tumour research) has been appointed to the Kompetenzverbund Strahlenforschung, an advisory committee of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, as a representative of the German Society for Biological Radiation Research (DeGBS).