Academicians

Objective

Power grids across the world are in a transition phase. The need to integrate renewables, spread of power electronics in all types of applications, climate change, communication technologies, use of electric vehicles, and drive to make the system robust with power available to all are major drivers. Power grids therefore are poised to become smarter in order to be able handle all these. This winter school will look at these various aspects of smart grids. With the range of topics that will be discussed including social impact, the Winter School is aimed to provide a truly holistic view about the future growth of power grids.

Schedule

Students of the "Master in International Management" degree program at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Cologne and their partner ABB (ABB is a pioneering technology leader that works closely with utility, industry, transportation and infrastructure customers to write the future of industrial digitalization and realize value ) have successfully developed an analysis platform that uses Artificial Intelligence to help predict growth potential in ABB's key markets.
In December 2017, at the annual graduation ceremony of the CEMS Master in International Management in Sydney, the Cologne student team was awarded the prize for the best business project. The award follows a detailed selection and evaluation process of all submitted projects.

CEMS is a global alliance of leading universities and business schools in each country and globally operating multinational companies

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Swissnex India, Bertelsmann Foundation and Bosch are pleased to invite Innovative Start-ups in the Healthcare Sector to a cross country 10 day bootcamp between April 02, 2018 and April 11, 2018 at Swissnex, Bangalore, India.

The bootcamp only offers 15 seats (5 for German start-ups, 5 for Indian start-ups and 5 for Swiss start-ups) and is one of a kind bringing together entrepreneurs from India, Germany and Switzerland to explore cooperation and grow their social impact. During this bootcamp, participants will have the opportunity to interact with mentors, corporates, technology experts, and other key stakeholders to develop their products or services further, validate business plans, exchange ideas, develop synergies and build globally competitive businesses.

Dr. Max Backhaus has won the 2017 Schmalenbach Award. The Schmalenbach Award is one of the most prestigious dissertation awards in Germany. The Schmalenbach Stiftung awards a prize for outstanding scientific papers from the field of business research in conjunction with the Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft e.V. and the German Academic Association for Business research. Dr. Max Backhaus has been awarded for his doctoral thesis "Econometric Essays on Protecting, Benefiting, and Growing from Customer-based Brand Equity". In his thesis, he answers the question of whether a crisis event has a negative effect on the course of brand perception in the subsequent weeks of the crisis.

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.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH India on behalf of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany signed an agreement on technical cooperation under the “Indo-German Energy Programme – Green Energy Corridors (IGEN-GEC)” on 28.08.2017 in New Delhi. The main objective of this programme component is to improve the sector framework and conditions for grid integration of renewable energy in India. 

In the distinguished presence of Mr Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Government of India and Dr. Martin Ney, the German Ambassador to India, the agreement was signed at the Shram Shakti Bhawan, Ministry of Power, New Delhi by Dr Wolfgang Hannig, Country Director, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH India and Mr A.N. Sharan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

After the successful completion of the  Summer School 2017 in Delhi and Dehradun, the group visited the UoC India office, New Delhi

 

Climate change, urbanization, industry advancement and associated pollution, and growing world population are constantly raising the demand for water resources. Water scarcity has increasingly received attention as being a severe threat to human well-being and to the safety of the planet.In India and in Germany, scholars and practitioners stress the need for a new paradigm in water management and governance, the overarching goal in the water domain being water security.The DWIH flagship annual symposium ‘WaterScapes’ aims at bringing together eminent scholars, leading experts and practitioners from Germany and India.

A 7-member delegation from Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne, was in New Delhi on 22nd October 2017.

 

University of Cologne Delegation;

1.           Prof. Dr. h.c. Thomas Krieg, Dean, Faculty of Medicine (Dermatology)

2.           Prof. Dr Konrad Brockemeier, Faculty Representative for Internationalization (Pediatric Cardiology)

3.           Prof. Dr. Bjoern Schumacher, Director of Cologne Center of Excellence on Aging-associated Diseases (Molecular Geneticist)

4.           Prof. Dr. Nayaranswami Sreeram (Pediatric Cardiologist)

5.           Prof. Dr. Tobias Goeser (Hepatologist)

6.           Prof. Dr. Frank Jessen (Neurologist and Psychiatrist)

Oliver Cornelly is a Professor of the Medical Faculty of the University of Cologne and currently holds the position of Director of Translational Research. Under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Oliver Cornely, the Translational Platform at CECAD systematically searches for findings from basic research that can be translated into promising clinical projects. He had recently participated in a Conference held in Ranchi called MICROCON 2017 for a period of 5 days, from the 22nd - 26th of November 2017.

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