Academicians

Christoph Stosch is a Professor of the Medical Faculty of the University of Cologne and is a renowned Physician, Master of Medical Education, Dr. h.c. (RUS). He is currently holding the position as Advisor for Teaching, Learning and Academic Reform; Head of the Cologne Interporfessional Skills Lab and Simulation Centre (KISS). He has contributed immensely to the field of Pedagogy which deals in holistic science of education.

He had recently made a trip to the All India Institute of  Medical Sciences (New Delhi) on the 23rd and 24th of November 2017. The trip proved immensely beneficial as it helped better the ties between the two institutions and helped understanding the holistic approach of socialising and upbringing children and young people.

Oliver Cornelly is a Professor of the Medical Faculty of 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. It serves as a highly dynamic catalyst for collaboration between basic researchers and clinicians. The goal is to maximize the transfer of findings from basic research to realize CECAD’s vision of developing novel solutions for aging-associated diseases.

Saturday, November 11, 2017 to Sunday, November 12, 2017

In the highly competitive world of research, it is often difficult for young researchers to compete with the researchers with proven research track records and established research contacts for common funding modules. Hence, the importance of opportunities for “Early-Stage researchers” and “Early Career Researchers” has increased manifold in order to keep the interest of young researchers in science.

 

International research team has, for the first time, detected traces of Freon-40 in a young stellar system and comets with Cologne participation / publication in "Nature Astronomy"

 

A research team with scientists from among others from Cambridge / Massachusetts, Copenhagen and Cologne has for the first time demonstrated a significant concentration of Freon-40 in a young star system about 400 years ago. The high-resolution images of the ALMA radiotelescopes in the Chilean Atacama desert as well as data from the ROSINA mass spectrometer from the Rosetta space mission served as a data basis.

 

The € 25,000 prize for university communication 2017 goes to the University of Cologne. 
This year, the prize was issued on the subject of "Knowledge for the Society: Presenting Higher Education Research". Universities pursue research on diverse, socially discussed topics. This is connected with the task of communicating with the various concerned and interested groups, feeding the results into the ongoing discussions by suitable means, and enabling people to participate in the social discourse in a qualified way. Faced with an increasing shift away from differentiated, fact-based disputes, the universities face growing challenges.

Prof Peter W. Marx is a German Theatre and Performace Studies Scholar. He holds the Chair of Theatre and Media Studies at the University pf Cologne where he functions also the director of its Theaterwissenschaftliche Sammlung. Prof Marx is recognized for his research on metropolitan culture at the beginning of the 20th century as well as on Max Reinhardt with an emphasis on Cultural Studies. In addition, his work focuses on contemporary theatre and Shakespeare in performance, particularly on “Hamlet“ as a figure of cultural mobility.

He is visiting Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, as a Guest Lecturer from 18-22 September 2017.

Public Talk by Prof Peter Marx:

Organic Electronic (OE) is a cutting-edge research field leading to sustainable products as transparent and flexible solar cells and high-efficient organic LEDs. Both applications are promising technologies to support rural areas with green energy and energy-saving lighting.The aims of this program are :-

 1) to train Indian teachers on OE

 2) to implement this innovative topic into Indian schools and

 3) to increase students’ awareness on sustainability.

The program will take place at TIFR in Mumbai (India) from around 29.11 – 10.12.2017.The project is funded by DAAD & Merck.

Indian Partner: Tata Institue of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

Indian Professor: Prof.Dr.Arnab Bhattacharya 

University of Cologne Professor: Jun.-Prof.Dr.Amitabh Banerji

The International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM), located in Hamburg, Germany, offers fellowships to outstanding students interested in interdisciplinary climate research. Our doctoral candidates contribute to the understanding of the Earth system through the application, evaluation and development of a spectrum of Earth system models at different levels of complexity and at various spatial and temporal scales. Emphasizing the physical system, the School encompasses the broader field of Earth sciences, including economics and social sciences. The IMPRS-ESM strives to attract a diversity of talented women and men from all nationalities to research in the Earth system sciences.

Max-Planck-India Mobility Grants (MPIMG) are travel grants by which cooperation between young Indian scientists and Max Planck Institutes is to be initiated. Scientists who are awarded these grants must spend a minimum of one month per year at a Max Planck Institute.

The hosting Max Planck Institute will receive EUR 3,000 per year for four years out of MPG central funds to cover costs for travel, accommodation, per diem and consumables for the Mobility Grant Holder. Qualified, promising Indian postdocs (so-called "young faculty" in India) are eligible to be nominated for the Max Planck India Mobility Grants by a director of a Max Planck Institutes. Candidates should have obtained their doctorate no longer than four years ago (for a doctorate in medicine: no longer than six years).

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