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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.

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

SESSION 3: IMPACT OF URBANISATION ON ENVIRONMENT
Prof. Dr Shamita Kumar, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune

SESSION 5: FOR A FUTURE SUSTAINABLE PERI-URBAN INDIA
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
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  • 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 (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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