ScienceCampus Halle on board the MS Wissenschaft

The MS Wissenschaft starts on July 30, 2020 in Münster with a diverse exhibition on the subject of bioeconomy. The WCH is represented on board the ship with two exhibits. On the one hand, there is a video for interested visitors about the research into the adaptation of crop plants to changing environmental influences and thus about the modern phenotyping system of the WCH member Leibniz Institute for Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) in Gatersleben. On the other hand, another exhibit at the WCH can playfully deal with the debate about green genetic engineering.

The entire exhibition makes it possible to experience which approaches research offers today. It shows how new technologies and processes can help to produce, process and consume raw materials and products more sustainably in the future. The exhibition also addresses political and social issues relating to sustainable business practices, which arise primarily in a global context. The MS Wissenschaft is on board with the WCH until October 17 (Straubing).

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) designated 2020 and 2021 the Science Year of the Bioeconomy. Because scarcer resources and usable space with a simultaneously growing world population are just as big and global challenges as climate change and the decline in biodiversity. The question is: How can we live more sustainably, conserve resources and at the same time secure our standard of living? One answer could be that we are changing from a fossil resource-based economy to a sustainable, bio-based economy – the bioeconomy.

The Science Years are an initiative by the BMBF together with Science in Dialogue (WiD). As the central instrument of science communication, they bring research to the public and support the dialogue between research and society.

More information on the current year of science at

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