Education

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.

After the successful completion of the  Summer School 2017 in Delhi and Dehradun, the group visited the UoC India office, New Delhi

 

Climate change, urbanization, industry advancement and associated pollution, and growing world population are constantly raising the demand for water resources. Water scarcity has increasingly received attention as being a severe threat to human well-being and to the safety of the planet.In India and in Germany, scholars and practitioners stress the need for a new paradigm in water management and governance, the overarching goal in the water domain being water security.The DWIH flagship annual symposium ‘WaterScapes’ aims at bringing together eminent scholars, leading experts and practitioners from Germany and India.

A 7-member delegation from Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne, was in New Delhi on 22nd October 2017.

 

University of Cologne Delegation;

1.           Prof. Dr. h.c. Thomas Krieg, Dean, Faculty of Medicine (Dermatology)

2.           Prof. Dr Konrad Brockemeier, Faculty Representative for Internationalization (Pediatric Cardiology)

3.           Prof. Dr. Bjoern Schumacher, Director of Cologne Center of Excellence on Aging-associated Diseases (Molecular Geneticist)

4.           Prof. Dr. Nayaranswami Sreeram (Pediatric Cardiologist)

5.           Prof. Dr. Tobias Goeser (Hepatologist)

6.           Prof. Dr. Frank Jessen (Neurologist and Psychiatrist)

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

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.

Oliver Cornelly is a Professor of the Medical Faculty of 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. It serves as a highly dynamic catalyst for collaboration between basic researchers and clinicians. The goal is to maximize the transfer of findings from basic research to realize CECAD’s vision of developing novel solutions for aging-associated diseases.

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