Turkey is the partner country of the “2014 International Year of Science” in Germany. In the statement made by the German Ministry of Education and Research, it was stated that the Minister of Science and Technology Nihat Ergün and his German counterpart Johanna Wanka decided that 2014 would be the year of German-Turkish research, education and innovation. It was stated in the statement that the goal of the joint scientific year is to emphasize and develop the special cooperation between the two countries, and that the two countries have a long tradition in the field of science and that in 2014, the 30th anniversary of this cooperation at the level of governments will be celebrated. It was pointed out that the main topics of the 2014 Year of Science will be information and communication, nano and biotechnologies, social sciences as well as the challenges of global change, and that social cohesion will play an important role due to the fact that 3 million Turks live in Germany. It has been reported that the Year of Science will open on January 23, 2014 in the capital Berlin with the participation of Wanka and Ergün. While it was stated that many events will be organized in Germany and Turkey in 2014, it was noted that the two ministries will organize a new idea competition, and it is aimed for the young people of the two countries to work together in the field of science.
Expressing that the many collaborations in the field of science make Turkey an attractive partner, German Education and Research Minister Wanka said that the science year is a win for the two countries due to Turkey's role as a bridge between Europe and Asia and the people of Turkish origin living in Germany. .
source : Sabah.de