Education

The Center for Modern Indian Studies (CMIS) and the German Research Center for Comparative Vocational Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) under the direction of Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz from the University of Cologne (UoC) were hosting a conference about vocational education and skill formation on the 24th and 25th of October in Delhi. The hosts were more than happy to welcome numerous highly- respected researchers from several Indian and German research facilities. The researchers presented their various projects about Vocational Education and Skill Development. Those projects were arranged with the help of the CMIS and the German funding agency DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). The projects had a wide range within the field of Vocational education like e.g.

The summer school targets at facilitating exchange of scientific and methodical knowledge on urban transformation processes and assemblages in South and Southeast Asia. The social, environmental, economic and political consequences of rapid urban growth in the region are tremendous and often challenge existing governance systems. The summer school focuses on four areas in the broad field of urban development :

Are you originally from India or Nepal, currently living in Germany and facing the decision on whether to return to your home country after your studies or a period of employment? We would like to help you make your choice by giving you a wide range of information and the chance to swap ideas and network with like-minded people.

This year once again at the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) we are inviting students, graduates and professionals from India and Nepal to attend our country seminar. The event is aimed at anyone who would like to find out more about the various opportunities of returning to their country of origin and making a contribution to development of the country.

The "19th International Symposium on Eco-Materials Processing and Design Expo on Environment-friendly Surface Engineering Technologies" is an international summit on eco-friendly and sustainable materials technologies, it is a premium forum for researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs to discuss the most recent innovation, trends, challenges and solutions adopted for greener technological solutions. The main participating countries are Japan, Korea, China, USA, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Canada, Singapore, Iran and Turkey, where more 300 experts are expected to participate. This event will bring together participants from academics and industrial sector to share their vision on materials and engineering technologies enabling minimization of the carbon footprint and maximization of resource efficiency.

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.

H.E. Gurjit Singh, Ambassador of India to Germany, visited the University of Cologne on August 8th, 2016. Together with the Second Secretary of the Embassy and Consul Kiran Khatri from Frankfurt, the high-ranking visitors were welcomed by Prof. Dr. Michael Bollig, Vice-Speaker for the Global South Studies Center, Dr Stefan Bildhauer, Ms. Sarah Marleen Danneberg and the International Office of the University of Cologne. The focus of the meeting was to get an overview of the India related activities both in the field of research and in terms of international student support services, such as exchange programs and summer schools. Furthermore, the Ambassador met 10 Indian students who are currently studying at the University of Cologne, either for a semester or their full-time Master's or doctoral degree. Reference: http://india.uni-koeln.de/cmisnews.html

The University of Cologne (UoC) Indian Summer School in Himalayas project was launched by the UoC International Office in August 2015 with the idea to impart knowledge at the inter-cultural level along with the educational level. Students from various faculties and different study areas of UoC and China-NRW Alliance Universities, such as University of Muenster, University of Wuppertal and TU-Dortmund participate in the summer school. In order to give insight about the rich cultural heritage and beauty of India, various activities such as academic and tourist excursions, lectures, Hindi language lessons for beginners, yoga, etc. are offered. The first ever 2-week summer school organised by UoC International Office and UoC India Regional Branch office took place in August-September 2015.

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