Owing to the international standing of the scientists working at the IWR and the international orientation of the HGS MathComp, a manifold of close individual personal contacts of our members to international partners all over the world exist. These are by far too many to be listed in detail, however, these form the basis for the international spirit of the IWR and its collaborations and research activities.
As one outcome of these first individual collaborations, formal institutional agreements are set up. This has happened in the past several times. As representative examples, institutional collaborations between Heidelberg University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University have initially been driven by the IWR, as well as with Columbia University. In both cases a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed. It is important to note that the MoUs are not just declarations of intend but contain clear plans about how the scientific and educational collaborations are going to proceed.
The next level of international collaborations occurs when joint projects of the institutions are planned together and joint grant proposals are submitted. For such extended collaborations, two examples are the long-standing collaboration of the IWR with the Royal University Phnom Penh and the International Graduate College 710 “Complex Processes: Modeling, Simulation and Optimization International Graduate” together with the Interdisciplinary Center for Mathematical and Computational Modeling of the University of Warsaw.
A somewhat unusual aspect of our international activities is the focus on supporting research in the developing countries of Southeast Asia, e.g. Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos. The intention of the IWR in these countries is mainly to promote scientific computing by joint research projects, organizing conferences on topical issues, and promoting scientific exchange in an Erasmus Mundus program. Indeed, former doctoral students of the IWR now hold important position in these countries.
The IWR profits also substantially from the high international visibility and the networking of the Ruprecht-Karls University. A most recent example is a beginning international collaboration with Kyoto University, which was initiated via the German-Japanese Universities Alliance (HeKKSaGOn) network.
Last Update: 27.08.2020 - 17:54