7th Brazilian-German Frontiers of Science and Technology Symposium 2016

September 20 – 23, 2016
Campinas, Brazil

The Brazilian-German Frontiers of Science and Technology Symposia (BRAGFOST) are a series of interdisciplinary binational conferences which are co-organized by the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. They bring together approximately 60 outstanding young engineers and natural scientists from a wide range of disciplines (30 each from Germany and Brazil). The conference format allows for the exchange of ideas across disciplinary as well as national boundaries and, at the same time, provides opportunities for future binational collaborations and networking. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will support such collaborations between German and Brazilian participants with its special follow-up program "CONNECT".

Conferences take place once a year alternately in Brazil and in Germany with about 30 scientists from each country participating. An organizing committee comprised of Brazilian and German engineers and natural scientists develops the program for the event. Co-chairs for the 2016 and 2017 BRAGFOST meetings are Gabriela Celani, University of Campinas, and Olfa Kanoun, Chemnitz University of Technology. The areas that will be covered at the 2016 BRAGFOST symposium are "Automation and Its Implications for Education and Employment", "Digital Fabrication and the Construction Industry", "Smart Sensors – between Technologies and Application Fields", and "Water Availability for Sustainable Development".

Funding on the German side is provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Participation is by invitation only.


Matthias Hergenhan
Program Coordinator
Frontiers of Research
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Berlin Office
Markgrafenstr. 37
10117 Berlin


This program is financed by the:

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