The team of the Research and Transfer Project Arms Control and Emerging Technologies was able to convince the Federal Foreign Office with the project results following four years of project duration (2019-2022), resulting in it receiving a further €4.2 million for another four years. The "Research and Transfer Project Arms Control and Emerging Technologies (Phase II)" studies issues of arms control, disarmament and risk technologies and aims to contribute to conflict prevention and peace building through research and knowledge transfer. For this purpose, there will be a social science, a natural science and a transfer module. In the phase now starting, the project will be co-led by Dr Ulrich Kühn and Dr Moritz Kütt. A further goal is the promotion of young researchers and the sustainable closing of the generation and expertise gap in German arms control research.
The team of the Research Focus International Cybersecurity was also able to convince the Federal Foreign Office with its work and will be funded around 500,000 € for two more years. The research focus is dedicated to the question of how conflicts in cyberspace can be regulated and escalations avoided. Dr Mischa Hansel leads the Research Focus.
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