Joint funding for German-Australian cooperation project

Prof. Dr. Marc Bungenberg from Europa-Institut and Prof. Dr. Andrew Mitchell from Melbourne Law School receive AUD 50,000 from DAAD for joint research cooperation

Professor Andrew Mitchell, Director of the Global Economic Law Network and Director of Studies in International Economic Law at Melbourne Law School, together with Professor Marc Bungenberg, Director of the Europa-Institut and Chair of Public Law, International Law and European Law at Saarland University, have successfully applied for DAAD funding for their joint research project "Reconceptualising International Investment Protections under the Future Australia-EU Free Trade Agreement". The project is funded with more than 50,000 AUD, of which 25,000 AUD go to the Australian team members and 16,000 EUR to the German team members. Professor Dr. Andrew Mitchell is one of the leading AustralianWTO and investment protection lawyers. The joint research project will analyse EU-Australian trade (and investment protection) relations against the background of ongoing negotiations for a free trade agreement between the EU and Australia.


Australia-Germany Joint Cooperation Scheme

The “Australia-Germany Joint Cooperation Scheme” is a joint initiative of Universities Australia and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). It fosters research collaboration of the highest quality between Australian researchers from Universities Australia member universities and German researchers from German universities and research institutes. The scheme supports exchanges for Australian researchers to spend time at partner institutions in Germany and for collaborating German researchers to spend time at Australian universities. Researchers must be working on a joint research project with their Australian counterparts, rather than simply furthering their own individual research in Australia. The inclusion of early career researchers is a significant focus of this scheme.

 More information (in German) can be found here.