Within Marine Science, the Workshop aims to expand existing contacts between Kiel and Halifax, and to establish new areas of collaboration. The Workshop has provided new impulses in the general areas of Marine Law and Economics for the sustainable use of the oceans. It has also proven productive on the issue of climate change in the North Atlantic, stressed Ralph Schneider, Vice Spokesperson of the Cluster "Future Ocean" and climate researcher at Kiel University. "These subject areas are already important cornerstones for integrative marine science in the cluster 'Future Ocean'", said Schneider. "In the future, we want to intensify the research beyond its subject boundaries and with international partners. The Workshop with participants from Kiel and Dalhousie University was an important start to this."
After the first day of the Workshop, Bosch described discussions with the Canadian colleagues as productive, constructive and educational. "In the Life Sciences Dalhousie has similar strengths to Kiel University: it, too, is concentrating on understanding the interaction between microbes and host organisms, with the focus on an evolutionary-biological approach to genome analysis", explained the Vice President. "Like Kiel, Dalhousie is concentrating on understanding the environment's role in health maintenance and the outbreak of diseases. The Workshop gave all participants valuable impulses for their future work and has helped to establish the new scientific field of 'Environmental Genomics'".
With this strategic partnership between Kiel and Dalhousie, the administrations of both universities will be incorporated into an international cooperation for the very first time. In the now widely globalized world of science, this new level of collaboration is seeking answers to the challenges of a modern scientific system, in various cultural and legal contexts. Chancellor Frank Eisoldt stressed that this will not only enrich the work of the s
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