German Federal Ministry of Education and Research celebrates ‘Green Visionaries’ from around the world in Berlin
Arun Prasad Kumar, an Indian awarded in Berlin among 27 winners of Green Talents 2015
Arun Prasad KUMAR
PhD Student in Earth Remote Sensing and Geo-Information Technology (27, India)
With a background in Earth Remote Sensing and Geo-Information Technology, PhD student Arun Prasad Kumar’s research focus is Species Level Classification and Biophysical Characterisation of mangroves using Hyperspectral Remote Sensing.
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SPACE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, INDIA
The 7th“Green Talents –International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” culminated in a festive awards ceremony today. Mr. Wilfried Kraus, Head of the BMBF Directorate “Sustainability, Climate, Energy”, honored 27 young scientists from 20 countries, among them also India. The 27 year old Arun Prasad Kumar, PhD student in Earth Remote Sensing and Geo-Information Technology from India got the opportunity to tour in Berlin and the eminent leaders from this Industry. This year’s competition attracted over 550 applicants from more than 90 countries. The jury of experts selected 27 winners from this pool of talented researchers. From urban planning, biodiversity, renewable energy and resource management to the socio-political implications of new technologies, the winners covered an impressively broad range of academic research with diverse achievements.
This year’s awardees were invited to participate in the two-week Science Forum during which they visited top locations for sustainability researchin Germany. Against the background of the current Year of Science “City of the Future”,urbanissues in particular were brought into focus. The Green Talents gained a deeper insight into the country’s innovation system, learned about state-of-the-art approaches and technologies, and exchanged ideas with the country’s leading experts in individual meetings.
In his laudation, Mr Kraus emphasized the relevance of the Green Talents Programme for future international science cooperation: “We need international collaboration to tackle the challenges of our times. The Green Talents belong to a network consisting of 158 young researchers from all over the world striving for sustainability who are passionate about the work of science in Germany. Such international networks are essential for us to see the bigger picture, to develop new ideas and strong partnerships, and to enhance the transfer of technology from research into practical application.”
Please visit www.greentalents.de for more information about the background of the programme as well as this year’s competition and awardees.