MPG congratulates the new Heads of MPG-DST Partner Group Program 2014. Three new partner groups have been established in 2014. Meet our Partner Group Leaders-

Dr. Swasti Raychaudhuri

Kolkata Science City hosted the final leg of The Excellence on Tour Road Show organized by DWIH New Delhi in 2013-14. The event, moderated by R.J. Mir from Radio Mirchi, Kolkata, was inaugurated on 22.3.2014 by the German Consul General in Kolkata, Mr. Rainer Schmiedchen, the Director of IISER Kolkata, Prof. Dr. R. N. Mukherjee, the Director of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Göttingen, Prof. Dr. Laurent Gizon, Deputy Director General, BMBF, Mr. Maximilian Metzger and DFG Vice President Prof. Dr. Dorothea Wagner, followed by a “Vote of Thanks” of Dr. Jörg Schneider, Head of Division International Cooperation, DFG.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Amit Pasricha and Axel Michaels received the German Photo Book Prize 2014 in Silver for their work, ‘Heiliges Indien’ (Holy India). The German Photo Book Prize (Deutscher Fotobuchpreis) is awarded by the Association of German Book Publishers (Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels) and the awarded titles are displayed at international conventions in Paris, Buenos Aires, Abu Dhabi, Warsaw, Sao Paulo, Bangkok, Istanbul, New Delhi, Beijing and Moscow.

Monday, February 24, 2014

The film documents the main events of a Hindu marriage in Bhaktapur, Nepal in November 2010. It covers the preparation and main rituals in both the house of the bride and the groom. It is the third part of a project within the framework of the Collaborative Research Centre 619, Ritual Dynamics at the University of Heidelberg, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The film is part of the publication, 'Getting Married. Hindu and Buddhist Marriage Rituals Among the Newars of Bhaktapur and Patan, Nepal', Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2012.

International Program

The UoC’s International Strategy builds on the UoC Global Network that has resulted from diverse international activities of UoC researchers from individual research collaborations to participation in large international research networks.

To intensify international relations and increase the attractiveness of the UoC for international graduate students and young researchers, four measures have been taken:

Activity 1: UoC Strategic Research Partnerships

Activity 2: UoC International Faculty Program

Activity 3: Advancing the UoC’s International Presence

Activity 4: General Support and Outreach Programs

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Hopes are high for a new and improved tuberculosis vaccine: Serum Institute of India is planning on taking a promising vaccine - originally developed in Germany - and introducing it into the clinical setting. Studies have shown that the new vaccine is more effective and better tolerated than currently available options. By signing a contract with the Hannover-based Vakzine Projekt Management GmbH, Serum, one of the World’s leading vaccine manufacturers, has effectively secured the license to the various patents and technologies related to the new vaccine.

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Day One of the week-long roadshow also brings to India globally-celebrated Gunter Bennung, popularly known as Clown Shiven, who has been travelling worldwide as a clown for 33 years

The eight days tour offered a unique platform for academicians, researchers and students of the city to discover Germany as a hub for research and innovation

Hyderabad, 3rd May, 2013: The eight days “DWIH New Delhi – Excellence on Tour 2013!” organized by the German government and German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH New Delhi) concludes today at Muffakham Jah College of Engineering & Technology in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. The first of a unique multi-city road show, the “Excellence on Tour” was supported by the Government of Andhra Pradesh, the Goethe-Zentrum and the Sultan-ul-Uloom Education Society.

The DWIH New Delhi – Excellence on Tour 2013 bringing over 14 German universities, research institutes and funding organizations to tend to all your educational needs!

Hyderabad, 25th April, 2013: The DWIH New Delhi – Excellence on Tour 2013, an initiative of the German government and German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH New Delhi) will start tomorrow, 26th April in Hyderabad. Supported by the Government of Andhra Pradesh, the Goethe-Zentrum and the Sultan-ul-Uloom Education Society, the eight days road show is all set to thrill Hyderabadis with the best of German cultural and intellectual prowess.