Academicians

Prof Peter W. Marx is a German Theatre and Performace Studies Scholar. He holds the Chair of Theatre and Media Studies at the University pf Cologne where he functions also the director of its Theaterwissenschaftliche Sammlung. Prof Marx is recognized for his research on metropolitan culture at the beginning of the 20th century as well as on Max Reinhardt with an emphasis on Cultural Studies. In addition, his work focuses on contemporary theatre and Shakespeare in performance, particularly on “Hamlet“ as a figure of cultural mobility.

He is visiting Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, as a Guest Lecturer from 18-22 September 2017.

Public Talk by Prof Peter Marx:

For over 60 years, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has been working jointly with partners in India for sustainable economic, ecological, and social development. Currently, GIZ has over 330 employees in India, of whom 85 per cent are national personnel.

India is fast emerging as an economic and industrial power. It is a member of the ‘Group of Twenty’ (G20) as well as one of the five major emerging national economies, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS). Despite the country’s rapidly growing economy, poverty and other socio-economic issues remain a challenge. The burgeoning population and accelerated urbanisation in the country have resulted in an environment at risk and greenhouse gas emissions that continue to spiral upwards.

The focal areas of Indo-German cooperation currently are:

A workshop for researchers and policy-makers on skill development and training in India with the topic  "The cooperation of policy and research in the field of school to work transition, skill formation and vocational education and training in India – What can we learn from each other?” 

DATE: 24th and 25th of October 2017

LOCATION: German House, 2 Nyaya Marg, Chankayapuri, New Delhi

Program: 

In the mornings:

- Lectures and seminars on Indian graphic literature, such as novels and comics

- Meetings with Indian comic authors and publishers

In the afternoon:

Excursions and cultural activities

Locations: Delhi and Dehradun

Dates: 24.09.2017 - 05.10.2017

University of Cologne Professor: Dr.Stefan Boernchen

Indian Partners: Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and Doon University, Dehradun

Application: Closed

Site Link: https://www.portal.uni-koeln.de/10811.html?&L=1

 

A 7-member delegation from Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne, will be in New Delhi on 22nd October 2017.

 

University of Cologne Delegation;

1.           Prof. Dr. h.c. Thomas Krieg, Dean, Faculty of Medicine (Dermatology)

2.           Prof. Dr Konrad Brockemeier, Faculty Representative for Internationalization (Pediatric Cardiology)

3.           Prof. Dr. Bjoern Schumacher, Director of Cologne Center of Excellence on Aging-associated Diseases (Molecular Geneticist)

4.           Prof. Dr. Nayaranswami Sreeram (Pediatric Cardiologist)

5.           Prof. Dr. Tobias Goeser (Hepatologist)

6.           Prof. Dr. Frank Jessen (Neurologist and Psychiatrist)

7.           Dr Christiane Schraeder Wille, Head, Centre for International Relations of the Faculty of Medicine

 

University of Cologne has an existing academic partnership with Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.

Organic Electronic (OE) is a cutting-edge research field leading to sustainable products as transparent and flexible solar cells and high-efficient organic LEDs. Both applications are promising technologies to support rural areas with green energy and energy-saving lighting.The aims of this program are :-

 1) to train Indian teachers on OE

 2) to implement this innovative topic into Indian schools and

 3) to increase students’ awareness on sustainability.

The program will take place at TIFR in Mumbai (India) from around 29.11 – 10.12.2017.The project is funded by DAAD & Merck.

Indian Partner: Tata Institue of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

Indian Professor: Prof.Dr.Arnab Bhattacharya 

University of Cologne Professor: Jun.-Prof.Dr.Amitabh Banerji

Climate change, urbanization, industry advancement and associated pollution, and growing world population are constantly raising the demand for water resources. Water scarcity has increasingly received attention as being a severe threat to human well-being and to the safety of the planet.In India and in Germany, scholars and practitioners stress the need for a new paradigm in water management and governance, the overarching goal in the water domain being water security.The DWIH flagship annual symposium ‘WaterScapes’ aims at bringing together eminent scholars, leading experts and practitioners from Germany and India. In a knowledge transfer environment that bridges science, policy and practice, the participants will present their work, initiatives and ideas, exchange their views and approaches, and jointly seek for commonalities and innovative solutions (e.g., transforming hazards into opportunities) to secure a sustainable and efficient water resource management.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH India on behalf of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany signed an agreement on technical cooperation under the “Indo-German Energy Programme – Green Energy Corridors (IGEN-GEC)” on 28.08.2017 in New Delhi. The main objective of this programme component is to improve the sector framework and conditions for grid integration of renewable energy in India. 

In the distinguished presence of Mr Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Government of India and Dr. Martin Ney, the German Ambassador to India, the agreement was signed at the Shram Shakti Bhawan, Ministry of Power, New Delhi by Dr Wolfgang Hannig, Country Director, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH India and Mr A.N. Sharan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

The International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM), located in Hamburg, Germany, offers fellowships to outstanding students interested in interdisciplinary climate research. Our doctoral candidates contribute to the understanding of the Earth system through the application, evaluation and development of a spectrum of Earth system models at different levels of complexity and at various spatial and temporal scales. Emphasizing the physical system, the School encompasses the broader field of Earth sciences, including economics and social sciences. The IMPRS-ESM strives to attract a diversity of talented women and men from all nationalities to research in the Earth system sciences.

Max-Planck-India Mobility Grants (MPIMG) are travel grants by which cooperation between young Indian scientists and Max Planck Institutes is to be initiated. Scientists who are awarded these grants must spend a minimum of one month per year at a Max Planck Institute.

The hosting Max Planck Institute will receive EUR 3,000 per year for four years out of MPG central funds to cover costs for travel, accommodation, per diem and consumables for the Mobility Grant Holder. Qualified, promising Indian postdocs (so-called "young faculty" in India) are eligible to be nominated for the Max Planck India Mobility Grants by a director of a Max Planck Institutes. Candidates should have obtained their doctorate no longer than four years ago (for a doctorate in medicine: no longer than six years).

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