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The Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative

The Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative (HAI) is an independent international research partnership that effectively amalgamates the scientific and technical expertise of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres (Germany) and the University of Alberta (Canada) to jointly develop solutions to key challenges in fields such as energy and the environment, ecosystem and resource informatics, and health.

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Latest News

Post-doctoral position for HAI PhD graduate

Hannes Hofmann has just completed his PhD at the University of Alberta in Development of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) in Northern Alberta and accepted a 2-year post-doctoral position at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands to work on the project related... read more

HAI-NDR Conference, Banff

On 22-24 May the Neurodegenerative Disease research group of the Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative (HAI-NDR) hosted a workshop on Prion strains: Structure, tropism and host response at the Banff Conference Centre (Banff, Alberta). The conference was an opportunity for over... read more

Helmholtz post-doc fellowship for HAI graduate

Dr. Patricia Martinez-Garzon (former PhD student in HAI Theme group “Carbon Storage” and member of GFZ section “Geomechanics and Rheology“) has received a fellowship within the „Helmholtz-Postdoctoral Programme“. The fellowship includes a... read more

In my view, one of the outstanding success-stories of German-Canadian research cooperation …

Werner Wnendt

German Ambassador to Canada, Edmonton, Science Forum 2013