Zweikommazwei

von Marcel Bülow

Unser Leitbild: Für was wir stehen

Das Forschungszentrum Jülich ist eine der größten Forschungseinrichtungen Europas. Fast 6000 Mitarbeiter arbeiten und forschen zwischen Köln und Aachen an den großen wissenschaftlichen Fragen unserer Zeit. Doch welche Werte sind uns als Forschungseinrichtung wichtig? Worin sehen wir unsere Aufgabe, unsere Mission? Und welche Vision haben wir für die Zukunft? Im vergangenen Jahr haben sich die Mitarbeiter des Forschungszentrums Gedanken über diese Fragen gemacht. Entstanden ist ein Gemeinschaftswerk, das sich in vielen Gesprächen und Sitzungen, per Mail, am Telefon oder im direkten Austausch über Monate entwickelt hat.

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Zweikommazwei

von Marcel Bülow

Social Media Meetup @fz_juelich

We meet every day (on Twitter) but have never spoken one word (in real life). Let us change that! If you are an employee of Forschungszentrum Jülich and are using social media (on or off duty), you are welcome to join me for a cup of coffee and to chat about Twitter, Facebook and Co and maybe share some ideas about future events.

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Zweikommazwei

von Marcel Bülow

Auf der Suche nach dem Schnatz: Jülicher Azubi leitet Quidditch-Sportgruppe

Unweit des Forschungszentrums treffen sich die „Jupiters Jülich“ zweimal die Woche zum Quidditch. Seit April gilt es für die Gruppe aus Studierenden der FH und des Forschungszentrums, in Anlehnung an den Harry-Potter-Sport auf „Besen“ reitend Bälle zu jagen und diese durch verschieden hohe Ringe zu werfen. Bei dem an irdische Bedingungen angepasstem Sport werden jedoch PVC-Stangen statt Besen verwendet. Er vereint Elemente aus Handball, Völkerball und Rugby und ist nichts für zarte Gemüter: In gemischtgeschlechtlichen Teams schmettern die Kontrahenten Gummibällen auf den Gegner ab und ringen sich zu Boden.

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A Bridge to Africa

von Sophie Mbugua

Jülich calling on young African scientists to tackle soil challenges

The World Bank President Jim Yong Kim warns that by 2030, extreme heat could leave 40 percent of land currently used for growing maize in sub-Saharan Africa incapable of producing maize. Additionally, destroy the savanna grasslands supporting pastoral livelihoods making it impossible to end poverty and hunger by 2030. It is in this background that the Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to support Africa in making food production sustainable and secure. Last years, the Soil as a Pan-African Challenge project (PASCAL) won the International research marketing competition of the German Research Foundation (DFG). 

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A Bridge to Africa

von Sophie Mbugua

Forschungszentrum Jülich – a one stop research centre of its kind

I have spent almost a week at Forschungszentrum Jülich – ooh where has all the time gone? My interest’s range from soil research, plant science, climate change, waste water management, energy, Nanotechnology, understanding this massive supercomputer world and am afraid it feels like I have just arrived with too much I would want to explore but here on borrowed time.

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A Bridge to Africa

von Solomon Agbo

Research and Future of Africa- My Personal Opinion

Africa is speedily emerging on every front: economically, politically and technologically. All the relevant indices portray a continent that is the next emerging market with its teeming population that is nearly 50% young people with a median age of 19 years. Africa is also blessed with natural resources ranging from oil and natural gas to mineral deposits like diamond, gold, uranium, copper etc. almost across the continent. The lands are sufficiently arable for a sustainable bioeconomy and food production to sustain the population. Generally, the African climate is still green with many of the forests and parks still in their natural state.  I can go on counting the numerous natural endowments which nature has bestowed on Africa. It is in no doubt, “Africa flows with milk and honey”.

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A Bridge to Africa

von Sophie Mbugua

A glimpse to my German tour

I am with four other fellows on the international Journalist program on a one-week tour of Germany. Organized by the Goethe-Institut - a non-profit German cultural association that promotes the study of the German language abroad while encouraging international cultural exchange and relations, the tour starts with Hamburg, Cologne, and Munich.

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Zweikommazwei

von Marcel Bülow

Das sind sie – unsere JuDocs 2018

Unter dem Motto „JuDocs 2018“ haben wir am Wochenende unseren Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden gefeiert. Es war ein tolles Fest.

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A Bridge to Africa

von Erhard Zeiss

Last preparations

When German housewives or househusbands expect visitors, they wash the curtains, vacuum and bake a cake. Well, it’s quite similar with the colleagues of Corporate Communications when a guest from Kenya is due to arrive very soon.

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A Bridge to Africa

von Sophie Mbugua

Nothing is impossible– learning Deutsch

If you have been to a foreign country where the official language is not your tongue, then you must relate with the frustrations that come with it. Pointing at food on menus because you cannot pronounce names, staying glued at the train’s screen because taking your eyes off for a second could mean you missing your destination? That was me for a few days last week. Finally, the language is no longer so foreign! I can relate when some words are mentioned away from class. I light up when familiar words are mentioned! And yes, I can also count a few numbers – a seemingly insurmountable problem last week. Interestingly, Germans count from left to right. And just like French it has feminine and masculine nouns.

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A Bridge to Africa

von Sophie Mbugua

Germany’s “Marshall Plan for Africa” to boost Agenda-2063

Six of the World’s ten fastest growing economies are in Africa. The continent has been growing at an average of 5 percent per annum for over a decade, despite the global financial and economic crisis. This makes Africa confident that it can achieve its ambitious development dream, dubbed Agenda-2063 within 50 or even fewer years according to Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the former Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AU).

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A Bridge to Africa

von Sophie Mbugua

My Berlin Experience

I am here with a team of outgoing, enthusiastic and tenacious journalists from South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, and Germany. Together we took a fantastic hour-long boat cruise along the Spree River passing through the house of the World's Cultures, the Government Quarter, the Berlin Cathedral, and the Museum Island among the Bode Museum.

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A Bridge to Africa

von Sophie Mbugua

My Little Sun

Did you know that about one billion people mostly from Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia live without electricity? This is according to the latest World Bank estimates. Currently, about 640 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa have no access to electricity. By 2040, it is estimated that Africa will require 700gigawatts of power to meet its demand. This is seven times more than what is currently installed.

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Zweikommazwei

von Gastblogger

#jugendhackt Köln 2018

Die Jugendlichen bei Jugend hackt sind nicht nur clever, sie arbeiten auch organisiert und strukturiert, sind respektvoll und hilfsbereit und haben eine klare Vision von einer besseren Zukunft. Diese Jugend von heute macht Mut für Morgen.

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Von A bis Z

von Bernd Rusinek

"N" wie Nobelpreisträger

In aller Regel sind Nobelpreisträger keine „Franktireurs der Wissenschaft“ (Theodor Fontane), sondern solide, systematische, unermüdliche und intrinsisch gesteuerte Arbeiter  in ihrem Weinberg. Die Biographien von Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen und Peter Grünberg beweisen es. Beide übrigens verzichteten auf charismatische Attitüden.

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