17 Jan 2019   |   Network update from University of Birmingham
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University of Birmingham and Germany's BAM launch new partnership


The University of Birmingham has signed an agreement with Germany’s Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung - BAM) - that will see them working together across a number of key research fields.

Experts at BAM and the University will collaborate in a number of areas: Energy; Additive manufacturing; Environmental Sciences; Chemistry and Digitalization.

University of Birmingham Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International) Professor Robin Mason and President of BAM, Professor Dr. Ulrich Panne signed a Memorandum of Understanding, covering all five areas, when BAM delegates recently visited the Edgbaston campus.

The agreement provides a framework for a range of activities that will help to demonstrate the technology, manufacturing or regulatory readiness levels of scientific developments.

Over the next 12 months, the partners will collaborate on joint activities including research experiments, staff exchanges, seminars, joint publications and reports, as well as exchanging data, materials and samples.

Professor Robin Mason said: “Europe continues to be a region of key importance for the University of Birmingham research and we are building partnerships with major institutions across the EU, such as BAM. We believe our partnership will benefit the advancement and use of scientific knowledge in the UK, Germany and beyond.”

When visiting the University, BAM delegates, led by Professor Dr. Panne, met a number of Birmingham researchers and learned more about their work. The exchange will be developed through a series of two-way research visits to BAM’s Berlin headquarters and Birmingham.

This release was first published 15 January 2019 by the University of Birmingham.

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