Educational Institutions

Established in 1737, the University of Göttingen is a research university of international renown with a strong focus on research -based teaching. The university distinguishes itself through the diversity of its subject spectrum, its excellent facilities for the pursuit of scientific research, and the outstan-ding quality of the focus areas that define its profile.

Facts & Figures: 31,396 students, thereof 12 % international, over 12,268 staff, 13 faculties, 180 institutes, over 180 degree programs thereof 50+ in English medium, member of the Coimbra Group and U4 Network.

The University of Cologne is one of the largest and oldest universities in Germany. True to its motto ‘good ideas since 1388’, the University continues to successfully combine novelty with tradition in its research and teaching and has produced a number of famous academics over the decades including Kurt Alder (chemist) and Konrad Adenauer (former German chancellor).

The University of Cologne is located in the Rhineland – a mega-urban region in the heart of Europe. This region has excellent working and living conditions and is one of Europe’s most developed research and economic areas, making it highly attractive for students and researchers alike.

The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG) for the Advancement of Science is one of Germany's largest, independent, not-for-profit research organisations. In our 82 research institutes, more than 5.500 scientists conduct research of the highest caliber in the areas of natural sciences, bio-sciences, mathematics, astronomy, social sciences, and the humanities. Max Planck scientists carry out cutting-edge research at the frontiers of traditional and emerging research fields and claim no fewer than seventeen Nobel Prize Laureates among their ranks.

Founded in 1386, Heidelberg University is Germany’s oldest university, and one of the top research universities in Europe. Its success in international rankings documents its leading position in the scientific landscape.

Heidelberg University is a comprehensive university, offering the full spectrum of disciplines in the humanities, law and the social sciences alongside the natural and life sciences, including medicine. Among the university’s most prominent research areas are transcultural studies, molecular life sciences, medicine, physics, astronomy, chemistry, mathematics and scientific computing. As a comprehensive university, Heidelberg is deeply committed to strengthening its disciplines and to fostering interdisciplinary cooperation, as well as to carrying research results over into society and industry.

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The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) - German Research Foundation is the central self-governing research funding organisation in Germany. It serves all branches of science and the humanities by funding research projects at universities and research institutions. The DFG promotes excellence by selecting the best research projects on a competitive basis and actively encourages international research cooperation. It is particularly dedicated to the promotion of young researchers and to gender equality in science and academia. It also advises legislatures and government agencies on scientific matters.

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the German Research Foundation (DFG) are opening the possibility for joint Indo-German research project funding in the field of Materials Science and Engineering (DFG review boards 405 and 406). Effective immediately, Indo-German teams of researchers in this field are invited to submit joint proposals describing integrated research projects with a duration of up to three years. As is common in funding activities of this sort, DST are looking to fund the Indian side of Indo-German projects, while DFG would fund the German side.

Researchers interested in synchronized Indian-German funding in Materials Science and Engineering have until 21 November 2018 to submit their proposals. The proposals will be evaluated separately by DST and DFG. Support will then be granted for those proposals where both DFG’s and DST’s decision-making bodies recommend funding.

The German Centre for Research and Innovation (DWIH), New Delhi, organised the third and final station of its “Excellence on Tour!” (EoT) program from 22nd – 28th March 2014 in Kolkata at Science City. The EoT provided a platform for all interested students and scientists from Kolkata and neighboring regions to interact with representatives and scientists from various German higher-education institutes, universities and research-organizations. Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG) along with the other consortium members of DWIH, New Delhi participated in EoT, Kolkata with great enthusiasm. The EoT pavilion was visited by more than 10,000 visitors and the event as a whole was well received by the public, press and media. Prof. Dr. Laurent Gizon, Director, Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Solar System Research, Göttingen, Germany was invited to deliver one of the key-note speeches along with other dignitaries during the inauguration ceremony on 22nd of March 2014.

It is with great pleasure to announce that the University of Cologne- India Branch office has shifted to new office premises at the German Centre, 2 Nyaya Marg, Chankyapuri, New Delhi- 110021, w.e.f. 1st January 2016. UoC India office now shares its office with the other DWIH consortium members.

GIAN ( Global Initiative of Academic Networks ) is a Government of India program for guest lectures by internationally and nationally renowned experts to encourage their engagement with the institute of Higher education in India. GIAN aims to connect scientists, academicians and students.

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