The Volksbank Weinheim Stiftung (Volksbank Weinheim Foundation) and the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) are again offering two research awards this year with the aim of supporting up-and-coming researchers in the region. The prizes will be awarded to the best doctoral dissertation (EUR 3,000) and the best master’s thesis (EUR 2,000) on the topic “The Future World of Work”. Award recipients will also have the opportunity to complete a research stay at ZEW. The deadline for submissions is 31 October 2017.
The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IAW) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) have published a report on the current standing and future prospects of Baden-Württemberg as a business location in comparison to other locations both within Germany and abroad. The report was presented in Stuttgart by Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Württemberg and the participating research institutes, with ZEW represented by its president, Professor Achim Wambach.
How can we unmask fake news? What are the opportunities and risks of innovation strategies? Can we make European integration work? These are just some of the serious challenges our society finds itself faced with. On the 28 and 29 September 2017, around 200 high school students presented and debated their solutions to a number of global economic issues at the third YES! – Young Economic Summit in Kiel. BBS Wirtschaft 1 Ludwigshafen’s idea for a “company gateway” for start-ups was particularly convincing and was honoured with the 2017 YES! Award. ZEW is a YES! research partner and mentored the winning team as well as ten other teams from the Southwest region.
From 18 to 20 September 2017 ZEW hosted the College for Interdisciplinary Educational Research’s (CIDER) Autumn 2017 workshop. The College, set up and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Jacobs Foundation and seven institutes within the Leibniz Association, has been supporting outstanding young researchers (referred to as fellows) based at European research institutions since 2012, helping them to develop further their own projects in the field of interdisciplinary educational research. As one of CIDER’s founding institutes, ZEW brings an economic perspective to educational research.