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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 340 employees in India, of whom 70 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:

Saturday, November 11, 2017 to Sunday, November 12, 2017

In the highly competitive world of research, it is often difficult for young researchers to compete with the researchers with proven research track records and established research contacts for common funding modules. Hence, the importance of opportunities for “Early-Stage researchers” and “Early Career Researchers” has increased manifold in order to keep the interest of young researchers in science.

A 7-member delegation from Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne, was 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)

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?” 
was held on the  24th and 25th of October 2017 at the German House, 2 Nyaya Marg, Chankayapuri, New Delhi.

After the successful completion of the  Summer School 2017 in Delhi and Dehradun, the group visited the UoC India office, New Delhi

 

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.

 

International research team has, for the first time, detected traces of Freon-40 in a young stellar system and comets with Cologne participation / publication in "Nature Astronomy"

 

A research team with scientists from among others from Cambridge / Massachusetts, Copenhagen and Cologne has for the first time demonstrated a significant concentration of Freon-40 in a young star system about 400 years ago. The high-resolution images of the ALMA radiotelescopes in the Chilean Atacama desert as well as data from the ROSINA mass spectrometer from the Rosetta space mission served as a data basis.

 

The € 25,000 prize for university communication 2017 goes to the University of Cologne. 
This year, the prize was issued on the subject of "Knowledge for the Society: Presenting Higher Education Research". Universities pursue research on diverse, socially discussed topics. This is connected with the task of communicating with the various concerned and interested groups, feeding the results into the ongoing discussions by suitable means, and enabling people to participate in the social discourse in a qualified way. Faced with an increasing shift away from differentiated, fact-based disputes, the universities face growing challenges.

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:

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

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