The German Ministry of Education and Research is sponsoring this 2012 “Year of Science”. In the studio is Dr. Georg Schütte, State Secretary.
DW-TV: What programs will your ministry be supporting?
Georg Schütte: Well, it entails a lot of research projects. We do research on the 'system earth,' we try to understand how the system earth operates. We organize the launch of satellites, we run research vessels in the Antarctic oceans, so we try to understand how climate change affects earth; we try to understand how to secure the energy supply of the earth in a number of countries - in Germany and in other countries. And we use this 'Year of Science' to reach out to a broader public, to make knowledgeable - to have people understand what kind of role science does play in order to find solutions for future challenges.
And what effects is your program having internationally? The research is based here.
Well, the research is based in Germany, but it's connected internationally. We cooperat
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