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Thursday, August 11, 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.

Friday, February 12, 2016

The book “India: Preparation for the World of Work -  Education System and School to Work Transition” edited by Prof. Matthias Pilz, University of Cologne, Germany was launched on 12th Feb 1016 at IIM Bangalore. Prof. Matthias Pilz, Editor of the book, Professor and Director of Center for Modern Indian Studies at the Cologne University, Germany, Prof. Nayana Tara and Prof. Kumar from IIM Bangalore, along with other renowned authors who contributed for the book, had gathered for the event at IIM Bangalore. Consul General Mr. Jörn Rohde presided over as the Chief Guest at the book launch and called upon the inevitability of bridging the gap in vocational education in India, which will further enhance the idea behind ‘Make in India’ and ‘Skill India’ missions. 

Dr. Alexander Follman, Researcher and Lecturer, Institute of Geography, University of cologne, will be visiting Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi, in September - October 2016 for a short term lectureship and fieldwork. The field work would be a part of the Summer school "Natural and Cultural heritage" in Delhi. It will include preparation and analysis seminar at JNU and fieldwork in the megacity of Delhi. The Summer School will explore the natural and cultural heritage of Delhi with a special focus on the floodplain of the river Yamuna and peri-urban areas .The thematic focus lies on the expansion and intensification of urban and peri-urban agriculture.

4 PhD positions in Molecular and Chemical Ecology

International Max Planck Research School:

“The Exploration of Ecological Interactions with Molecular and Chemical Techniques”

2016 call for nominations

Max Planck Indian Partner Groups and Max Planck-India Mobility Grants

for Junior scientists/postdoc and junior faculty

Deadline 16 September 2016


The Max Planck Society provides specific strategic measures to boost its collaboration with India by means of Max Planck Partner Groups and Max Planck-India Mobility Grants.

Max Planck Partner Groups support collaboration between Max-Planck Institutes and former foreign guest scientists who have returned to their home country in target research areas which are scientifically promising and innovative.

The German Consulate in Chennai is hosting the second science circle lecture on 27th of April 2016. The talk - 'Novel Applications of the Oldest Science'- will be delivered by Prof. Jürgen Jost, Director, Max Planck Institute for the Mathematics in Sciences, Leipzig.


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The German House for Research and Innovation - DWIH New Delhi organised “Info-sessions on German Higher Education and Research Opportunities” in Trivandrum & Kochi from 10th to 13th February 2016. The 4-day event acted as a gateway through which Higher Education & Research Institutions from Germany offered information about their courses and provided a broad overview of the scope and role of their respective organisations in promoting science and research in Germany. At the same time, the representatives of these institutions availed the opportunity to interact with faculty members and prospective students and addressed their queries to enable them to make the best possible decisions about their research careers.

In cooperation with the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB), the German House for Research and Innovation - DWIH New Delhi organized an Interactive-Session titled “Opportunities of Indo-German Academic and Research Cooperation” on 23rd January 2016 at the Industrial Research and Consultancy Centre (IRCC) of IITB Campus in Mumbai.