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1 Nov, 2015

Young Iranian scientists win top German Green talent award

Berlin, Oct 30, IRNA — Two Iranians were among 27 leading young scientists from around the world to win Germany’s 2015 Green Talents Award, according to IRNA.

Iranian PhD graduate Dr. Amirhosein Mosavi and PhD candidate Mohammad Moghimi Ardekani were both selected by a high-ranking German jury of experts as up-and-coming international scientists.

Mosavi’s expertise dwells on sustainable technology, information technology and clean production and management, while his Iranian compatriot Ardekani is focusing on renewable energy and sustainable development.

A total of 27 winners were selected by the jury, out of more than 550 applications from over 90 countries.

The Green Talents Award, held under the patronage of the German Higher Eductaion and Research Minister Prof. Johanna Wanka, is providing a platform for the seventh time to young talents to share their views on green ideas and concepts.

Their prize is one of the much-coveted tickets to the “Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development”.

This year’s “Green Talents” event included a two-week interaction with leading experts and some of Germany’s most renowned and prestigious research institutions and companies, among them Fraunhofer Fokus, KWB – Berlin Centre of Competence for Water, Ecologic Institute, Henkel and ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe.

Getting connected to the science community and exchanging ideas with its key innovators allows the winners to lay the foundation for future cooperation.

Such efforts are supported by the invitation to return to Germany for a fully funded research stay at an institution of their choice in 2016.