Angela Merkel welcomes Brazilian architect on 07.18

PHOTO: Walter Weingaertner

Researcher of the German Chancellor Fellowship, architect Carolina Nunes will be welcomed in Berlin on July 18 by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. One of the most popular leaders in the world today, the Chancellor will welcome Carolina and the other forty young leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and the United States that are part of the current edition of the program.

The Fellowship is sponsored by the Federal Chancellery, aiming to strengthen relations and build cooperation between these countries and Germany. The young researchers – including ten Brazilians – will visit the Federal Chancellery.

In addition to the meeting with Merkel, they will meet with Mr. Christoph Heusgen, adviser of Foreign and Security Ministry and Ms. Heidrun Tempel, director of Research and Academic Relations at the Foreign Ministry.

Carolina does her research in the theme Rivers and Cities, and lives today in Munich. Germany is the reference in renaturalization of rivers and integration of cities with nature and public spaces. This process has allowed several German rivers better natural conditions, more protection against floods, and more spaces for leisure of the people. The architect intends to return to Brazil with a new sustainable urban development reference, based on the German experience, and contribute to the qualification of Brazilian cities.

On the first day of activities in Berlin on the 17th, Carolina and the other researchers of the program will have an agenda with Professor Helmut Schwarz, President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, manager of the Fellowship.
The alumni network, with more than 26,000 researchers in more than 140 countries, including 54 Nobel Prize award-winners, is the Foundation’s largest asset.

More than 570 international researchers are now fellows of the Humboldt Foundation, coming from countries such as Great Britain, Cameroon, Sri Lanka, France, China, Cuba, the United States and, of course, Brazil.