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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.

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.

Professor Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Jörg Hacker, President, German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina presented a lecture on the topic “Science and Society – Infectious Diseases as an Example” on 4th February 2016 at the German House, New Delhi. The lecture was conducted under the banner of Science Circle Lecture series and was jointly organized by the German House for Research and Innovation - DWIH New Delhi, the Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany in India and the German National Academy of Sciences – Leopoldina.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 to Thursday, March 31, 2016


Max Planck alumnus Prof. V.K. Unni, Associate Professor at the Public Policy and Management Group of IIM Calcutta, receives the prestigious Thomas Edison Innovation Fellowship 2016-2017. He has been a receipient of Max Planck India Travel Grant (2008-2011). MPG India Office congratulates him on this great acheivement.

Prof. Unni says 'All these accomplishments owe a lot to the exemplary support from MPG which I was very fortunate to get as a Max Planck India Fellow (2008-11). I am very proud of my association with Max Planck Society and Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition - Munich  and sincerely thank MPI for this great opportunity.'

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