Education

Prof. Ranjit Mitra from the School for Planning and Architecture Delhi, is on a short term Guest lecture visit to Institute of Geography, at the University of Cologne, in October and November 2016.

The topics of lectures include Perspectives of Urbanism in India, Critical Development of Urban Policies in India, Communalism and Social Change in India, The Indian Growth Scenario: Ecological Consequences and Policies.

More information can be found at: http://india.uni-koeln.de/cmisnews2.html

 

 

Prof. Girish Nath Jha, Vice-President for International Affairs, Professor of Computational Linguistics and ChairpersonSpecial Center for Sanskrit Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, recently visited University of Cologne (Germany) on 11-12 November 2016, for further talks in intensifying academic cooperation between UoC and JNU. On arrival, he was greeted by Dr Stefan Bildhauer, Director, International Affairs, University of Cologne, followed by the meeting with the Rector of UoC, Prof. Dr. Axel Freimuth.

Friday, November 11, 2016 to Saturday, November 12, 2016

Prof. Girish Nath Jha, Vice-President for International Affairs, Professor of Computational Linguistics and ChairpersonSpecial Center for Sanskrit Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, recently visited University of Cologne (Germany) on 11-12 November 2016, for further talks in intensifying academic cooperation between UoC and JNU. On arrival, he was greeted by Dr Stefan Bildhauer, Director, International Affairs, University of Cologne, followed by the meeting with the Rector of UoC, Prof. Dr. Axel Freimuth.

The University of Cologne Summer School in “Natural and Cultural Heritage” is organised under the guidance of Professor Dr. Peter Dannenberg & Dr. Alexander Follmann along with ten students from Department of Geography, University of Cologne. The Indian Strategic Indian partner of UoC is Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi. The theme of the Summer school is in the field of megacity of Delhi. The summer school explores the natural and cultural heritage of Delhi with a special focus on the floodplain of the river Yamuna and peri-urban areas of the mega-city. The thematic focus lies on the expansion and intensification of urban and peri-urban agriculture. An intensification and commercialization of urban and peri-urban agriculture appears to result in socio-economic and socio-ecological transformations.

Sunday, September 25, 2016 to Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Engineering to Ingenieurwesen – bridging the skill gap

This DWIH Regular Activity was co-funded by DWIH New Delhi to promote the science and research activities between India and Germany. RWTH Aachen was the primary applicant, where by University of Cologne was the Secondary participant and various Indian institutes of higher education were Indian partners.

The aim of this event was to identify the best practice examples from the German education model that are suitable for the Indian engineering education conditions and develop a recommended transfer action plan. The sector of textile engineering was used as a case study. This event was divided into 3 workshops.

The participants of the event were:

Engineering to Ingenieurwesen – bridging the skill gap
This DWIH Regular Activity was co-funded by DWIH New Delhi to promote the science and research activities between India and Germany. RWTH Aachen was the primary applicant, where by University of Cologne was the Secondary participant and various Indian institutes of higher education were Indian partners.
The aim of this event was to identify the best practice examples from the German education model that are suitable for the Indian engineering education conditions and develop a recommended transfer action plan. The sector of textile engineering was used as a case study. This event was divided into 3 workshops.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 to Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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.

Saturday, October 1, 2016 to Sunday, October 16, 2016

The University of Cologne Summer School in “Natural and Cultural Heritage” is organised under the guidance of Professor Dr. Peter Dannenberg & Dr. Alexander Follmann along with ten students from Department of Geography, University of Cologne. The Indian Strategic Indian partner of UoC is Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi. The theme of the Summer school is in the field of megacity of Delhi. The summer school explores the natural and cultural heritage of Delhi with a special focus on the floodplain of the river Yamuna and peri-urban areas of the mega-city. The thematic focus lies on the expansion and intensification of urban and peri-urban agriculture. An intensification and commercialization of urban and peri-urban agriculture appears to result in socio-economic and socio-ecological transformations.

Prof Michael Bollig and Dr Stefan Bildhauer visited India to attend the DWIH New Delhi Strategic Planning Meet that was held from 31st Aug-3rd Sep in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Thereafter, they visited UoC strategic partner, JNU, on 5th Sep 2016 to discuss about existing academic co-operations and how we can further extend them.
On 6th Sep, 2016, Prof Bollig and Dr Bildhauer visited UoC’s academic partners in Pune, Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Environmental Science and Research (BVIEER) and Symbiosis University. The cooperation with BVIEER exists with Department of Geography and International Masters of Environmental Science Institute (IMES) of UoC. The cooperation with Symbiosis University exists with the Faculty of Management, Economic sand Social Sciences of UoC.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Under the joint umbrella of the European Science, Technology and Innovation Platform in India (EU STI Platform) and the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH), Heidelberg Centre South Asia (HCSA), BayIND (Bavarian-Indian Centre), Fraunhofer India and EU STI, will conduct an international workshop on ‘Smart City: Mobility, Infrastructure and Energy’ at Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, Indiranagar, Bangalore, on September 16.

This workshop is part of a series of pre-events leading to the German House for Research and Innovation (www.dwih.in) annual conference CityScapes, which will take place between September 29th and October 1st, 2016 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

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