Today, a research team at IGB can look forward to receiving a completely new prize: The Ralf Dahrendorf Prize for the European Research Area honours outstanding commitment to important EU research projects as well as the motivation to share the project results with the public. For this purpose, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research awards a sum of up to 50,000 euros to a total of six prize winners.
"For the important contributions of science and research to a good future, we need more public awareness. Science communication plays a key role in this: it brings scientific knowledge into society and promotes a climate of intellectual openness," said Federal Minister Anja Karliczek in her address to the winners in Berlin.
Equipped with the new prize, the team led by Professor Werner Kloas, Dr. Fabian Schäfer and Dr. Hendrik Monsees will also be able to publicise what is known as aquaponics to different stakeholders and to the general public.