Friday, August 19, 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. 

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

Pilot Scheme 2015

The first summer school organized by the International Office in India took place in the Himalayas in 2015. After a short visit to Delhi, the participants traveled to Dehradun and stayed in an Ashram in Anjanisain to learn more about North Indian culture and begin to practice Hindi. Including trips to the yoga-capital Rishikesh, Mussoorie, and Haridwar, the Summer School in the Himalayas was a full success. It will take place again in 2016.

Summer School in the Himalayas 2016

August 17 through August 30, 2016

India, we’ll come!“, eleven students of the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Science and their supervisor Kristina Wiemann thought on Saturday, 27th February 2016. In the context of the CMIS Summer School they will attend an exciting program on “Indian Culture, Economy and Education System”. Next to side visits to urban as well as rural areas they visited a factory for Indian spices, a school as well as old ruins and picturesque gardens. 

Friendships were quickly made with students from Symbiosis International University. Luckily they didn’t had to wait for a reunion for too long. In April eight students from Pune came to Cologne to get to know the German “Culture, Economy and Education System” including the German weather, cuisine as well as great hospitality.

The ongoing partnership between the University of Cologne and BVIEER Pune offered yet another outstanding cultural and academic experience for eleven students from the International Master of Environmental Science and Law program at the University of Cologne, as the students traveled to India in early March. The Cologne students collaborated with approximately forty students from BVIEER Pune as they journeyed to Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR) in the South Indian state of Kerala for a research excursion. The students gained valuable field experience as they answered various research questions about PTR by interviewing local villagers living in the immediate area surrounding the park.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

A joint summer school will be conducted by Dr. Alexander Follman, Researcher and Lecturer, Institute of Geography, University of Cologne. A group of UoC students will take part in the summer school in early October 2016 at Jawaharlal Nehru University. The summer school includes 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 ares. The focus lies on the expansion and intensification of urban and peri-urban agriculture.  

More details will be updated shortly.


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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.

The German House for Research and Innovation – DWIH New Delhi organized a workshop on “Need of Sustainable Cities” during the ''Stuttgart meets Mumbai'' intercultural get-together and wine festival at Taj Lands End, Mumbai held on 22nd and 23rd January 2016.