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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Friday, February 12, 2016 to Sunday, February 14, 2016

The focus of this three-day colloquium will be on ‘Writing Theatre Histories’ in global, national, regional and local contexts. It is a joint cooperation between the School of Arts and Aesthetics at JNU and the Department of Theatre at the University of Cologne. 

A team of 9 staff / and students from University of Cologne are participating in this event.

For more information, please see the program as attached.


Contact Person:

Dr. Katharina Görgen (, Institut für Medienkultur und Theater, UoC





Doctoral Fellowships at the Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies


Please pass this announcement on to interested colleagues at your institution.

The German House for Research and Innovation – DWIH New Delhi organized its annual New Year Reception on January 19, 2016 at the German House in New Delhi.

Dr. Alexander P Hansen, Chairman of the Board of DWIH New Delhi hosted the reception together with the DWIH consortium members. The event was attended by around 100 guests bringing together the representatives of diplomatic missions, Indian government officials, researchers and professors of leading institutions and universities amongst other representatives of the Indian academic and scientific communities.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides information about higher education and research in Germany, and is the world’s largest funding organization promoting international exchange of students and scholars. Each year over 100,000 students and researchers worldwide supported by the DAAD are able to gain valuable experience and expertise at home and abroad. DAAD’s annual budget for international academic exchange is over €440 Million.


5th Bi-Annual MPG Heads of Partner Group Meeting 12th - 13th March 2015, IIT- Madras

12th March 2015 Inauguration and Key Note Lectures at IC and SR Building, IIT- Madras


14.30 - 15.00 – Registration


15.00-15.05 - Inaugural Address

Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director IIT Madras

15.05-15.10 – Welcome

Mr. Felix Kahle, Head of International Relations, Max Planck Society

15.10 – 15.15 – Greetings

Mr. Achim Fabig, Consul General, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chennai

15.15 -15.20 - Greetings

Dr. Arabinda Mitra, Adviser and Head, International Cooperation (Bilateral), Department of Science and Technology, Govt. Of India


With the International Climate Protection Fellowships, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation promotes prospective leaders from non-European transition and developing countries working in the field of climate protection. The fellows come to Germany for one year to conduct a research-related project of their own choice together with a host. They receive up to €2,650 per month plus benefits such as comprehensive family allowances, German tuition and a lump sum for travel expenses.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate clearly visible leadership potential and existing involvement with issues relating to the scientific, engineering, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate change.


Up to 7 Doctoral Positions in Economic Sociology and Political Economy at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies and the University of Cologne

The International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) invites excellent candidates to apply for its doctoral program. The graduate school features a unique curriculum of core courses, research methods, electives, and summer school sessions. The positions begin on October 1, 2016. They will be awarded for 15 months with an option for an additional 27 months.

The deadline for applications is February 28, 2016.

> For more information, see the announcement [PDF]

> How to apply

The German House for Research and Innovation - DWIH New Delhi organized an Info-Session titled “Explore Opportunities of Higher Education & Research in Germany” on 10th October 2015 at IIT Gandhinagar (Palaj Campus). The 1-day info-session saw participation from leading German institutions under the umbrella of DWIH New Delhi on one hand side as well as nearly 150 students and faculty members of IIT Gandhinagar on the other hand. The participants received ample first-hand information and learned about the opportunities of higher education, science and research in Germany.