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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 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.

Thursday, September 29, 2016 to Saturday, October 1, 2016

The DWIH conference on "CityScapes" was held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi from 29th September 2016 to 1st October 2016. The concept of CityScapes Conference was to address the various harmonious solutions to tackle the global challenges of migration and sustainable urbanization.

The keynote speech of the Conference was delivered by University of Cologne Professor, Prof. Dr Frauke Kraas, Department of Geography.

Amongst the other panel sessions, University of Cologne participated in the following panels:

SESSION 2: Smart Energy & Construction
Prof. Dr Amitabh Banerji, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Didactics, University of Cologne

Prof. Dr Shamita Kumar, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune

Prof. Dr N. Sridharan, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi

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.

Saturday, October 1, 2016 to Saturday, December 31, 2016

DAAD Information Sessions

  • Chennai - International Education Fair & Seminar
    26 October 2016, 09:30 - 12:30 hrs at Jeppiar College of Engineering, Chennai
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  • Dhaka - Higher studies in Germany
    28 September 2016, 11:00-13:00 hrs at Jahangir Nagar University, Savar, Dhaka
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  • Hyderabad - Research in Germany: Info-Seminar for Young Researchers
    15 October 2016, 09:00 - 13:30 hrs at Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT),  Hyderabad
  • Mumbai
    ReDiscover Germany - Higher Education and Beyond
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 ( annual conference CityScapes, which will take place between September 29th and October 1st, 2016 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

The International Max Planck Research School for Solar System Science at the University of Göttingen ("Solar System School") offers a research-oriented doctoral programme covering the physical aspects of Solar system science. It is jointly run by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) and the University of Göttingen.

Research at the MPS covers three main areas:

In 2009, National Academy of Sciences India (NASI) and Elsevier jointly initiated the NASI-Scopus young scientist award to recognise exceptional work by young Indian scientists residing in India.This year, one of the receipients of the award is Max Planck Alumnus, Dr. Vinayak Sinha, IISER-Mohali who received this distinction for his excellent work under the category of Earth, Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences. MPG congratulates Dr. Sinha on his achievement!

Dr. Sinha says, 'I would like to acknowledge that the Max Planck partner group program in India has contributed immensely to our accomplishments and thought it important to let the scientific community know about the difference being made through the wonderful program to researchers like me.'

The International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy and Astrophysics invites applications for prospective PhD students.

Application deadline is 15th November 2016.

For further details please refer to the PDF attached.


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Under the umbrella of the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH) in New Delhi, prominent institutes from Germany and India, intend to conduct several Indo-German workshops in India that focus on the potentials and the challenges of the concept of smart cities. The events will be coordinated by the Heidelberg Centre South Asia (Branch Office of the Heidelberg University in India), supported by Friedrich Naumann Foundation and are part of a series of pre-events leading to the DWIH annual conference CityScapes, which will take place between September 29th and October 1st, 2016 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.