The Korean-German Joint Conference is an annual conference, organized by the Alumni Network Germany-Korea. The goal of each conference is to offer a platform for exchange between research projects and to support and promote research cooperation between Korea and Germany. We want to give universities, research or ministerial institutions and companies the opportunity to develop international partnerships.

The first conference took place in 2009 and was held in Seoul, South Korea. Because the past international conferences were very successful, with topics such as „Green Growth against Climate Change“ (2011), „Basic Science“ (2012), „Research and Industry“ (2013), „Future and Technology“ (2014) and „Science and Innovation“ (2015) it was decided to bring the conference to Germany for the first time, after the city of Dresden specifically invited ADeKo.

Get some impressions of the 2015 Korean-German Conference "Science and innovation" by clicking on the video.


History of the conference in detail:


7th Joint Korean-German Conference: "Science and Innovation"

The conference was joint by the Federal President of Germany, Joachim Gauck.


6th Joint Korean-German Conference: "Future and Technology"

organized by ADeKo, the Office of Strategic R&D Planning (OSP) des Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE), the German Embassy in Seoul, the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI) and the Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP)


5th Joint Korean-German Conference: "Research and Industry" 

organized by ADeKo, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Embassy in Seoul, Fraunhofer (FhG), the Korea Research Council for Industrial Science & Technology (ISTK), the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology, der National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) and the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI)


4th Joint Korean-German: "Basic Science for the 21st Century: How independent should be basic research?"

organized by the German Embassy in Seoul, the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI)


3rd Joint Korean-German Conference: “Climate Change and Green Growth: Understanding the Threat, Seizing the Opportunities”

organized by the German Embassy and the British Embassy in Seoul, an EU Delegation in Seoul and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)


2nd ADeKo Symposium: "Towards a progressive society - Science policy in the 21st century"

1st ADeKo Symposium: "Towards a progressive society"


For more information about the history of ADeKo – Alumninetzwerk Deutschland-Korea please click here.