AGRN Australia-Germany Research Network

12.45pm Thursday 4 Jul 2019

The Australia-Germany Research Network (AGRN) is a joint initiative by the Australian Embassy in Berlin and the German Embassy in Canberra, officially launched in November 2018 in Berlin. AGRN provides a bilateral platform for networking and information exchange for all Australian and German researchers, students, entrepreneurs, companies, funding agencies and other stake holders with an interest in bilateral R&D.

The central hub is the LinkedIn group AGRN  with nearly 500 members to date from AUS and GER. All members can post current information about research projects, funding opportunities, bilateral events and job offers, and use the platform to identify new research and industry partners.

The AGRN Newsletter is published every 3 months, and provides information about conferences, events, research funding and bilateral policy developments in research and innovation. It also showcases successful AUS-GER research cooperations and profiles AUS researchers in Germany and vice versa.

Events under the AGRN-branding are organized in both countries, funded by the respective hosting institutions and organizations. Recent examples include German-Science-and-Innovation Days, DAAD/Humboldt-Alumni-Symposia, Falling Walls Lab, Research Marketing Events, University Gateway Open Days, Australian-German Research Symposia hosted by GOstralia! and Science Circle Receptions hosted by the Embassies in Canberra and Berlin. The official AGRN Logo and Banner (see attached and below) can be provided by the Embassies to institutions in Australia and Germany who would like to host events under the AGRN-branding.

In the brief time since its launch AGRN has already proven invaluable for the bilateral research cooperation:

  • AGRN is a modern, efficient research  marketing tool: Australian and German research landscapes, our bilateral cooperation and research activities can be promoted with high visibility at minimal cost.
  • AGRN includes not only alumni, but everyone from the scientific diasporas in both countries, as well as industry partners and other stake holders, such as universities, funding agencies, academies, peak bodies, think tanks, cultural institutes, and chambers of commerce.

We would be delighted if you and your organization would joint AGRN and use it to promote your bilateral research activities with Germany.

Please see the flyer attached for more details. 

Updated:  10 August 2021/Responsible Officer:  Dean, CECS/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing