Do you know the GDP of India? Well, this one is for those who know that of Germany too.
Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad is presenting a talk on "Germany: Ageing Industrial Society Or Centre of Innovation?" The lecture will be delivered by Dr Reinhard Grunwald, Secretary General of DFG, on 10th April, at the Goethe-Zentrum office premises in Hill Fort Road, Basheerbagh.
The world organisation expects the population of Germany to fall by 12 million by 2050, and over half of the remaining inhabitants will be over 51 years old; which will effect Germany’s economy along with challenges from globalisation. In his talk, Dr Reinhard Grunwald will present his arguments based on the contention that Germany’s economy will be weakened under the burden of demographic imbalance, and also explores the avenues relying on Germany’s status as centre of innovation.
Dr Reinhard Grunwald studied law at the universities of Göttingen and Munich, and took his first and second state examination in 1968 and 1973. He holds an LL. M. from the University of California, Berkeley, and completed his doctorate at the University of Göttingen in 1974. After 4 years with the Max Planck Institute For Plasma Physics in Garching, first as assistant to the executive board and then as the Head of the Personnel Department, he became the first Administrative Director of the German Primate Centre in Göttingen.
From 1984 to 1996 he was one of the Members of the Management Board of the German Cancer Research Centre DKFZ in Heidelberg, before he joined the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft in 1996 as its Secretary General, a position he holds to this day.
Dr Grunwald is the co-editor of the scientific journal Wissenschaftsrecht, an external member of the University Council of the University of Freiburg, and a member of the Board Of Trustees of the University of Bonn. He is Chairman of the board of KoWi, the European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations in Brussels, and Chairman of the DFG committee of inquiry on allegations of scientific misconduct.
For further details, please contact 6652-6443/2324-1791.