The DWIH New Delhi – Excellence on Tour 2013 bringing over 14 German universities, research institutes and funding organizations to tend to all your educational needs!

Hyderabad, 25th April, 2013: The DWIH New Delhi – Excellence on Tour 2013, an initiative of the German government and German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH New Delhi) will start tomorrow, 26th April in Hyderabad. Supported by the Government of Andhra Pradesh, the Goethe-Zentrum and the Sultan-ul-Uloom Education Society, the eight days road show is all set to thrill Hyderabadis with the best of German cultural and intellectual prowess.

As a part of the tour, all the 14 consortium members of DWIH New Delhi will be present to showcase the various research opportunities available in Germany and give the audience a chance to directly interact with them under one roof through the various DWIH lectures and sessions. One of the highlights of the Hyderabad tour will be the “DWIH Info Session– Study & Research in Germany!” seminar that will be organized by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to give first-hand information about the German educational and research landscape though interactive exchanges and by providing information on aspects as varied as admission requirements, financial support, visa procedures, German language, Indo-German business relations & more.

Speaking at the press conference to announce the DWIH New Delhi – Excellence on Tour 2013 in Hyderabad, the German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner said, “Higher education, research and language are the door opener for the globalized world. Germany and India want to foster these areas to the benefit of both countries. In Berlin, on 11th April, Chancellor Merkel and Prime Minister Singh have paved the way for an ever-closer Indo-German academic and scientific partnership. In Hyderabad, the DWIH road show puts this partnership into practice. For an entire week, Hyderabadis have the unique chance to experience what the German academic and scientific landscape has on offer for young bright minds from India and especially Andhra Pradesh.”

“Make it in Germany” session by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the Federal Employment Agency will definitely be an attraction for students and qualified professionals. This session will inform interested candidates about living and working in Germany, including job opportunities in the fields of natural sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics and show them the way to Germany.

Commenting on the significance of the Excellence on Tour, Mr. Zafar Javeed, Honorary Secretary, Muffakham Jah College of Engineering And Technology says, “We are honored that our college has been chosen as the preferred location for the first ever DWIH New Delhi – Excellence on Tour. This unique initiative will offer tremendous opportunities to our students and researchers in the city to witness scientific discussions between Indian and German research communities. We are pleased to be hosting such a culturally and scientifically exciting program and we look forward to continuing this partnership in enhancing academic and research cooperation between the two countries. We are all eagerly looking forward to participating in the DWIH Excellence Tour 2013 in Hyderabad.”

During the eight days Excellence on Tour, students, researchers and the general audience will also be introduced to the cultural differences and experiences of working in Germany by the Max Planck Society, a chance to “Meet a Top Diplomat” to answer all their questions, experience radio play, watch a science slam and enjoy German movie nights as well. For the academically inclined, the DWIH joint lectures on the different facets of Humboldt’s academic achievements will be an enlightening one with talks by scholars from the fields of Natural and Social Sciences, as well as Humanities and Literature.

Dr. Torsten Fischer, Director, German Research Foundation (DFG), the official coordinator of DWIH New Delhi adds, “We do expect further collaboration as one of the results of our one week’s activities through systematic information given to our Indian friends on funding opportunities for Indo-German projects and fellowships. Whoever is active in research in Andhra Pradesh should not miss this opportunity!”

The other exciting sessions will be around unique topics as diverse as Energy User Study In India, Sustainable Low Cost And Textile Architecture, Financial The Rural Sector-Lessons From Germany, Functional Molecular Infection Epidemiology, Machine Translation – Reducing Language Barriers, Climate Change Adaptation And Mitigation Policies Of India, Isolate Your DNA and The Role Of Social Media In International Academic Research And Cooperation among others. There will also be a book release titled “Organic Food Marketing in Urban Centres of India”

The German House for Research and Innovation in New Delhi (DWIH New Delhi) was inaugurated on 27th October last year as the fifth focal point for enhanced German academic and research cooperation, along with São Paolo (Brazil), Moscow (Russia), New York (USA) and Tokyo (Japan). DWIH New Delhi is one of the major pillars of the “Research and Academic Relations Initiative”, and is aimed at creating more synergy and joint initiatives with Indian partner organizations and universities for enhancing the academic and research cooperation between the two countries.

For more details, please contact:

Ruchika Christ
Public Relations
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
German Research Foundation
Tel. +91.49224905, Ruchika.Christ@dfg.de

Priyanka Pandit
Gutenberg Communications
Tel: +91. 8885000242, priyanka@gutenbergpr.com