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The DFG-funded Research Unit "Social-Ecological Systems in the Indian Rural-Urban Interface" (FOR 2432) is organizing a conference entitled

"Indo-German Conference on Rural-Urban Transitions"

on 20 to 22 February 2019

at the University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore (UASB), GKVK Campus, North Block Auditorium, Bangalore.

Monday, November 19, 2018

DFG India Office is pleased to announce that world-renowned scientist, Leibniz award holder and Max Planck Director Prof. Joachim Spatz (Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Dept. of Cellular Biophysics, Heidelberg) will give a Leibniz Lecture on Mon, 19 November 2018 at 4 pm at the Seminar Hall of IIT Delhi entitled "Sequential Bottom-Up Assembly of Synthetic Cells".

Due to limited seating capacity, everyone interested in attending the lecture is politely requested to write to Charu.Relan@dfg.de or call Ms Relan under 011-4922-4901.

Archives are and have always been eminently important for historical research. They are recognised places for the production of knowledge, but they are also frequently questioned regarding their influence on the historians’ work. In what ways are archives instrumental in shaping the narrative, and can they act as transmitters of „historical truth“?

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.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Forschungszentrum Jülich

Excellent research collaboration opportunities

Forschungszentrum Jülich makes a vital contribution to solving major challenges facing society in the fields of information, energy, and bioeconomy. It focuses on the future of information technologies and information processing, complex processes in the human brain, the transformation of the energy system, and a sustainable bioeconomy. Forschungszentrum Jülich develops simulation and data sciences as a key research method and makes use of large, often unique, scientific infrastructures. Its work spans a range of topics and disciplines and it exploits synergies between the research areas. With some 5,800 employees, Jülich – a member of the Helmholtz Association – is one of Europe's large research centres.

Use-inspired Basic Research

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:

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Saturday, April 7, 2018

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.

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