The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) and the University of Birmingham have extended their collaboration agreement for another three years. They have urged that they continue to collaborate and leverage the synergies of both research institutions in order to strengthen cross-thematic research activities in materials science and engineering, ranging from functional materials, green chemistry, and hydrogen to additive manufacturing.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) deliberates on providing joint webinars, visits, reciprocal guests, an exchange program with doctoral candidates, and laboratory assistance to establish the network and acquire the benefits from both institutions.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International), Professor Robin Mason of the University of Birmingham, said that Europe has always been a region of vital importance for the University of Birmingham, and further added that they are delighted to renew the successful partnership with BAM. They believe that the collaboration will lead to the advancement and utilization of scientific knowledge in the UK, Germany, and beyond.
The BAM president, Professor Dr. Ulrich Panne, said that BAM and the University of Birmingham have always maintained stronger ties through joint research projects and the regular exchange of researchers. Further, he adds that they are looking forward to building upon this successful collaboration in materials research and providing solutions to grand challenges, such as climate change and energy transitions.
In the complementary know-how and the diversity of experimental laboratory infrastructure, the strength of the cooperation is also evident. BAM and the University of Birmingham have made plans, among other things, that there will be joint research funding and data exchange platforms to create innovations in material research and further develop the standards for new technologies and products.
Over the past three years of collaboration, the partners have worked together on a range of joint activities that have included research experiments, seminars, joint publications and reports, staff exchanges, as well as exchanging data, materials, and samples.
The University of Birmingham is a public research university situated in Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom. It is one of the top 100 global universities to establish a campus in Dubai. The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), or Federal Institute for Materials Research and Training, is a research institute situated in Berlin, Germany.