CAU aims to find important answers to the most challenging questions of our time through its latest research projects on topics such as battery optimization, autonomous ship navigation and radar-based pollutant measurement procedures. The university is also looking to highlight the social relevance of this research in two panel discussions. On Monday April 1, the Minister of Education, Science and Cultural Affairs in Schleswig-Holstein, Karin Prien, is speaking about "Artificial intelligence in research" and on Wednesday April 3, Minister for Economic Affairs, Traffic, Employment, Technology and Tourism in Schleswig-Holstein, Dr. Bernd Buchholz, is leading a discussion on "Leap innovation and the digital economy".
The official highlight of the university's involvement in the fair is to be the Schleswig-Holstein Day on Wednesday, which culminates in a parliamentary evening. The week closes on Friday April 5 with the Kieler Forschungswerkstatt (Kiel Research Workshop), a joint organization of the CAU and the Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN). Hands-on activities and experiments will be presented on the topics of "Nanotechnology in everyday life" and "Plastic in rivers and oceans".
The main theme the university is bringing to this year's fair is "Kiel University Interfaces". "This is also the title of the proposal, with which we are currently applying to become a University of Excellence. Our focus here is on interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary interaction and cooperation between disciplinary cultures, subjects and institutions. In Hannover, we want to show how we are already bringing this idea to life in Schleswig-Holstein," CAU President Lutz Kipp explains. Accordingly, the CAU's partners this year are the state Ministry of Education, Science and Cultural Affairs and the state Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Employment, Technology and Tourism, the Business Development and Technology Transfer Corporation of Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (WTSH) as well as the Fraunhofer Institutes from Itzehoe and Lübeck.