About Us

The German Center for Research and Innovation is a cornerstone of the German government’s initiative to internationalize science and research. It provides information and support for the realization of collaborative projects between North America and Germany, and is one of five centers worldwide.

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Transatlantic Perspectives on Social Innovation

At the GCRI

On October 6, 2015, GCRI and the University Alliance Ruhr will host a discussion on "Transatlantic Perspectives on Social Innovation."  
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Protecting the rainforest through agriculture and forestry


Conservationists are always looking for ways to halt the pace of deforestation in tropical rainforests. One approach involves recultivating abandoned agricultural land.  
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"The cooperation with the GCRI has been an exceptional and stimulating experience and has provided TU Dortmund University with various contacts and connections in New York City and beyond. The work of the GCRI staff is characterized by competence and professionalism and has helped to enhance the visibility of TU Dortmund University in the United States."

Prof. Dr. Ursula Gather

Rector, TU Dortmund University