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[event] Joint New Zealand and Australia Meeting of Humboldt Fellows

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Fri, 17/11/2017 to Sun, 19/11/2017
The Royal Society of New Zealand in Wellington

Theme:  Our changing world in the South Pacific


The meeting will seek to address this topic broadly, encompassing the following.

  • How do we face the manifold challenges of the future?
  • What is the impact of long-term migration on culture?
  • How do we tackle the impact of climate change on fragile ecosystems and economies?
  • How do we prepare for aging societies with associated illness?
  • How does science help with addressing health and dietary needs of society?
  • How do we support the humanities, literature and “blue sky” research against relentless “commercial” pressures?
  • How do we harness technology effectively while protecting privacy?

The participants will cover a broad range of disciplines, including a wide representation of Australian and New Zealand academics. We have also invited speakers who have significant impact on public policy; distinguished guest researchers from Germany; early career researchers and potential Humboldt applicants; and representatives of organisations with strong cultural and other links to Germany. We seek to achieve the Humboldt vision of a broad scientific and intellectual endeavour.


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