Julie Maupin has been appointed to the newly created FinTech Advisory Council of the German Ministry of Finance. The FinTech Council will meet twice yearly in Berlin to advise the Ministry of Finance on matters of digital financial technologies. In particular, the Council will help the Ministry keep abreast of new technological developments and understand their inherent potential, opportunities and risks. It will advise the Ministry, via a practice-informed dialogue, on appropriate regulatory frameworks to support digital finance innovation in Germany.
Paulina Starski has been awarded the interdisciplinary postdoctoral scholarship by the Daimler and Benz Foundation as one of 12 recipients for her externally funded research project "The Unwilling or Unable State as a Challenge to International Law", which comprises her "Habilitation" for the years 2017/2018 in the amount of 40.000 Euro.
The online application portal was activated in June 2017 (Application deadline was 1 June-31 July 2017).