Minister Daniel Herschkowitz with Aneta Shaaban 390.
(photo credit: Courtesy the Science and Technology Ministry)
Despite diplomatic tensions between Jerusalem and Berlin, Science and Technology
Minister Daniel Herschkowitz and his German counterpart Prof. Aneta
Shaaban signed an agreement Thursday to expand scientific cooperation in the
fields of cancer research, degenerative disease research (Alzheimer’s and
Parkinson’s) and cyberspace.
The signing ceremony in Germany increases
scientific cooperation that already includes 20 projects in cancer, marine
sciences and water technology. The investment totals 2 million euros a
Thursday’s meeting was warm and friendly, said
As part of the joint effort, the two countries will
encourage young scientists on both sides to work together. The budget for cancer
research will be expanded by another NIS 1.5 million. In addition, Germany and
Israel will encourage scientists to carry out joint projects as part of the
European Framework for Research and Development.