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Summer and Winter Schools

RWTH International Academy Summer and Winter Schools offer a truly dynamic and engaging academic and cultural environment for their international visitors. Through its academic summer and winter course offers in the charming historic city of Aachen, top-ranked RWTH Aachen invites students to take part in state-of-the-art and hands-on approaches to technical learning at one of Europe’s leading science and research institutions. Our summer and winter courses provide a fantastic opportunity to experience what studying at RWTH Aachen is really like.

For more please click here: https://www.academy.rwth-aachen.de/en/education-formats/summer-schools

Objective

Power grids across the world are in a transition phase. The need to integrate renewables, spread of power electronics in all types of applications, climate change, communication technologies, use of electric vehicles, and drive to make the system robust with power available to all are major drivers. Power grids therefore are poised to become smarter in order to be able handle all these. This winter school will look at these various aspects of smart grids. With the range of topics that will be discussed including social impact, the Winter School is aimed to provide a truly holistic view about the future growth of power grids.

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Students of the "Master in International Management" degree program at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Cologne and their partner ABB (ABB is a pioneering technology leader that works closely with utility, industry, transportation and infrastructure customers to write the future of industrial digitalization and realize value ) have successfully developed an analysis platform that uses Artificial Intelligence to help predict growth potential in ABB's key markets.
In December 2017, at the annual graduation ceremony of the CEMS Master in International Management in Sydney, the Cologne student team was awarded the prize for the best business project. The award follows a detailed selection and evaluation process of all submitted projects.

CEMS is a global alliance of leading universities and business schools in each country and globally operating multinational companies

Dr. Max Backhaus has won the 2017 Schmalenbach Award. The Schmalenbach Award is one of the most prestigious dissertation awards in Germany. The Schmalenbach Stiftung awards a prize for outstanding scientific papers from the field of business research in conjunction with the Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft e.V. and the German Academic Association for Business research. Dr. Max Backhaus has been awarded for his doctoral thesis "Econometric Essays on Protecting, Benefiting, and Growing from Customer-based Brand Equity". In his thesis, he answers the question of whether a crisis event has a negative effect on the course of brand perception in the subsequent weeks of the crisis.

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).

Oliver Cornelly is a Professor of the Medical Faculty of the University of Cologne and currently holds the position of Director of Translational Research. Under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Oliver Cornely, the Translational Platform at CECAD systematically searches for findings from basic research that can be translated into promising clinical projects. He had recently participated in a Conference held in Ranchi called MICROCON 2017 for a period of 5 days, from the 22nd - 26th of November 2017.

The 11th Werner Kern Prize for Production Management Research for the years 2015 and 2016 was awarded to Dr. Karina Copil for her dissertation at the Seminar for Supply Chain Management and Production "Capacitated Lot-Sizing and Scheduling with Scarce Setup Resources" at the scientific autumn conference of the Commission Production Management at the Association of University Teachers for Business Administration on 10 November 2017 at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg.

For additonal information :- http://www.werner-kern-verein.de/wkpreis2016.html

At the award ceremony with vice chancellor Axel Freimuth the University of Cologne paid tribute to five outstanding researchers for their excellence in research. We are happy that among the awardees are two of our School’s professors: Matthias Heinz (photo: on the left) and Matthias Sutter (third one from the right).

Find more information at the Website of the University of Cologne

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:

Christoph Stosch is a Professor of the Medical Faculty of the University of Cologne and is a renowned Physician, Master of Medical Education, Dr. h.c. (RUS). He is currently holding the position as Advisor for Teaching, Learning and Academic Reform; Head of the Cologne Interporfessional Skills Lab and Simulation Centre (KISS). He has contributed immensely to the field of Pedagogy which deals in holistic science of education.

He had recently made a trip to the All India Institute of  Medical Sciences (New Delhi) on the 23rd and 24th of November 2017. The trip proved immensely beneficial as it helped better the ties between the two institutions and helped understanding the holistic approach of socialising and upbringing children and young people.

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