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International linking of research and development on the model of Laser Centre Hanover
Author(s): Klaus-Dieter Nowitzki; Olaf Boedecker

Paper Abstract

Asia is becoming one of the most important regions in the world from the political, economic and scientific point of view. Germany believes that it is becoming increasingly necessary to cooperate with certain Asian countries especially for scientific and technological reasons. Above and beyond exchanges of scientists, the scientific and technological cooperation will be organized to cover projects with specific targets and to find solutions to important problems.

International economic development is characterized by a mixture of competition and cooperation within the context of growing globalization. Germany, being one of the world's largest exporting nation, must therefore combine its active role in cooperation with these countries in the fields of education, research and innovation with economic cooperation. The Laser Centre Hanover pursues the goal of establishing and operating a Chinese German center for training and further education in laser technology and setting up a joint platform for long-term German Chinese cooperation in laser technology. An optimized training infrastructure combined with modern production processes support consequently long-term German businesses in China and secures their market-shares. LZH establishes Laser academies for skilled workers and technical decision makers in Shanghai and Changchun together with local universities and German partners.

Due to the economic growth, Russia records since more than two years, the economic conditions are improving the cooperation between Germany and Russia step-by-step. The main goal of Russian science-politics is to stabilize an efficient scientific-technical potential with better chances in the global competition. The German-Russian scientific and technological cooperation plays an important role in this context. It has considerably increased in the last years in terms of width and depth and virtually includes all areas of science and technology at present. The region around Moscow is regarded as the by far strongest economic region in Russia. The LZH establishes a testing-, education and consulting-center for laser technology, to support Russian SMEs regarding the use of modern laser technology in production. The technology- und innovation transfer process for German laser manufacturers and research institutes in Russia is completed by the establishment of a German-Russian network for optical technologies. Both projects are sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9664, Ninth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, 96640E (24 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.2207789
Show Author Affiliations
Klaus-Dieter Nowitzki, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
Olaf Boedecker, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9664:
Ninth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
François Flory, Editor(s)

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