German Research Foundation – DFG India office and German House for Research and Innovation – DWIH New Delhi participated in the “Research and Education workshop” conducted on the side lines of the 11th annual ''Stuttgart meets Mumbai'' intercultural get-together and wine festival at Taj Lands End, Mumbai on 23rd & 24th January 2015 that was organized by the Indian Honorary Consulate & Lapp group.
The event served as a meeting point for partners from politics, business, film & media, tourism, research and development and wine industries of both the countries. It was inaugurated jointly by Mr. Andreas Lapp (Honorary Consul of the Republic of India), Mr. Peter Friedrich (Minister for the Bundesrat, Europe and International Affairs), Mr. Fritz Kuhn (Mayor of City of Stuttgart), Dr. Mayor Frank Mentrup (Mayor of City of Karlsruhe), Mr. Michael Siebert (General Consul of the republic of Germany in Mumbai), Dr. Alexander P. Hansen (Director, DFG India Office) and other dignitaries from India and Germany.
During the workshop on 24th January, Dr. Vaibhav Agarwal and Ms. Poonam Suri representing DFG and DWIH hosted an information session to illustrate DFG funding schemes for Indian researchers for carrying out collaborative research in Germany, the ''Land of Ideas''. In addition Dr. Agarwal introduced DWIH and deliberated on its objectives, activities, consortium members in India as well as provided a brief overview about DWIH New Delhi’s upcoming events to the audience. The workshop saw participation of 6 DWIH New Delhi consortium members consisting leading German institutions and was attended by over 70 scientists, researchers and students from various universities, research institutes and R&D organizations of Mumbai. At the end of the seminar, a panel discussion was organized on “Opportunities of Higher Education in Germany”. DWIH New Delhi had set up an info-stand at the event to disseminate information and initiate individual interactions with students and researchers regarding their research careers in Germany.
The workshop was followed by a wine festival that had a footfall of 1700 visitors many of whom visited our info stand for information. The evening served as a networking event for students, academicians, business professionals present from across the cultures and boundaries.
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