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Young Middle East academics and scientists invited to enter BMW Group Scinetific Award

United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, August 11 - 2004 @ 09:43

Young academics from all areas of science can submit a summary of their dissertation, masters or doctoral thesis via their professors. Bachelor and master’s degrees can also be submitted. The application period ends on January 7th, 2005.

The motto of the BMW Group Scientific Award 2005 is ‘Passion for Innovation’. The award, which will be presented for the eighth time, addresses young scientists who want to shape the future with their trailblazing ideas and passionate curiosity.

The work submitted must have been completed between 1st January 2003 and 31st December 2004. It will be evaluated by an international jury consisting of representatives from science and business. Decisive criteria will be innovation potential, realistic chances for implementation, benefit for the environment and society as well as efficiency. Authors of the best scientific papers as well as their professors will be awarded at the prize-giving ceremony to be held in autumn 2005.

“The spirit of invention and scientific curiosity needs to be fostered more than ever before“, explained Prof. Dr. Dr. E.h. Burkhard Göschel, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG and patron of the BMW Group Scientific Award 2005.

“With this award, the BMW Group is also creating an interdisciplinary worldwide network: prize-winners and their professors meet at alumni meetings and come into contact with kindred spirits, as well as representatives from the world of science and business. In addition the BMW Group intensifies its dialogue with universities and colleges, creating a basis on which experiences can be exchanged between business, science and society.”

The BMW Group Scientific Award was inaugurated in 1991 and takes place every two years. There have been 39 prize-winners so far. Two hundred participants from more than 20 countries took part in 2003. Dissertations from 16 different specialist areas were submitted.

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