This week in nations in brief: Nuclear problems open collaboration with Japan; Munich university hosts €50m biomed centre; Baden-Württemberg moves closer to free HE; Leopoldina member wins Nobel prize; Helmholtz announces young talent leaders.
Nuclear problems open collaboration with Japan
Germany is to offer advice and research collaboration to Japan following the latter’s decision to reconsider its use of nuclear energy. Annette Schavan, the German research minister, travelled to Japan on 30 September for a Science and Technology in Society forum in Kyoto. Schavan said she wants to work with Japan on what she calls Energiewende—energy change towards safer and more sustainable technologies.