Indo-German Dialogue on Excellence in Research and Education, New Delhi

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
New Delhi


Indo-German Dialogue on Excellence in Research and Education

The series of symposia ‘Indo-German Dialogue on Excellence in Research and Education’, an initiative supported by DWIH New Delhi, aims at bringing together Indian and German decision makers and leading experts in the education sector, to jointly and comprehensively discuss the multifaceted and all-encompassing aspects of excellence in teaching and research, to exchange ideas and experiences with regard to the challenges and opportunities and to identify areas of mutual interest.

For the year 2015 symposia are planned in New Delhi and Bangalore.

The symposium in New Delhi will focus on the topic:

‘Internationalisation as a Key Impulse for Excellence in Research and Education’




15:15 hrs

Welcome Tea

15:45 hrs

Introduction to the Symposium & Moderation
Apoorv Mahendru & Aditi Gosavi, DAAD Regional Office New Delhi

15:50 hrs

Welcome Address
Heike Mock
Director, DAAD Regional Office New Delhi on behalf of the Symposia Consortium

16:00 hrs

Special Address
H.E. Dr. Martin Ney
Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany

16:10 hrs

Keynote Address
Internationalisation as a Key Impulse for Excellence in Research and Education
Dr. Allan E. Goodman, Institute of International Education (IIE)

16:45 hrs

Networking Break

17:30 hrs

Indo-German Expert Panel 1
Aligning Structures for International Competitiveness
Dr. Herbert Grieshop, Freie Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr. Seyed E. Hasnain, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Panel Moderation: Prof. Dr. Parul Dave Mukherjee, Jawaharlal Nehru University

18:10 hrs

Indo-German Expert Panel 2
Attracting International Faculty as a Step towards Excellence
Dr. Johannes Müller, University of Cologne
Prof. Dr. Surinder Aggarwal, Institute of Economic Growth
Panel Moderation: Prof. Dr. Ummu Salma Bava, Jawaharlal Nehru University

18:50 hrs

Indo-German Expert Panel 3
Institutionalising Co-operations and Networks - Alumni Groups and Research Clusters
Dr. Martin Gieselmann, Universität Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Dhruv Raina, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Panel Moderation:  Dr. Amita Chandra, University of Delhi

19:30 hrs

Networking Dinner
Representatives of Indian and German Research Organisations and Universities

This series of symposia is being jointly organised by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Freie Universität Berlin, Universität Heidelberg, Universität Köln and Technische Universität München (TUM).