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The German Centre for Research and Innovation- DWIH New Delhi organized the year’s first Science Circle Lecture on Thursday, 17th January 2019, on the theme: Simple Heuristics for a Complex World, at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, New Delhi. The lecture was delivered by Prof. Dr. Gerd Gigerenzer, Director of the Harding Centre for Risk Literacy at the Max Planck Institute for...
Does innovation always have to be expensive? Can affordability and innovation go hand in hand? Can we ecologically sustain affordable innovation? These and many related questions were answered at the DWIH Seminars on Frugal Innovations from 11th December, 2018 to 14th December, 2018. The seminars were conducted in Bengaluru and Pune by the German Centre for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New...
From October 2nd to 4th 2018, a group of international experts came together at IIT Bombay to present their current research on the topic of “Democracy, Devolution and Climate Policy” The two and a half day academic workshop, co-funded by the DWIH New Delhi, established new links between senior experts as well as young researchers from India and Germany, who engaged in a lively academic debate on...
In the World Economic Forum’s latest Global Competitiveness Report, Germany came top as the world’s most innovative economy, with a score of 87.5 out of 100 in the Innovation capability pillar - one of the 12 drivers of a country’s productivity. It outperformed the US, the world’s most competitive economy, which came second for innovation, with Switzerland in third place.  Read the Global...
“Coming together is beginning, keeping together is progress and working together is success” and no success can benefit a nation as much as the one that emerges out of strong interdependency between science and business. Acknowledging this and the growing necessity for research to serve both commercial and academic interest, the German Centre for Research and Innovation – DWIH New Delhi organized...
Peter Scholze, professor at the University of Bonn’s Hausdorff Center for Mathematics and Director at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics was presented with the Fields Medal. The 30-year-old is only the second German to ever receive this prize from the International Mathematical Union during the International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro. Considered as the Nobel Prize of...
Team WARR Hyperloop of Technical University of Munich bags the first prize at the SpaceX competition again. Built by German engineers, the competition required this fastest self-propelled pod to travel down three quarters of a one-mile-long tube measuring 6 feet in its outer diameter in Hawthorne, California. Third time winners in a row, the team managed to achieve a top speed of 284 miles per...
"Allow your passion to become your purpose, it will one day become your profession" -  Gabrielle Bernstein. Making these words speak for herself, Dr Ilse Köhler-Rollefson – the ‘Jane Goodall’ of India and the ‘lady of Camels’ as termed by the Indian press, bagged the ‘Cross of the order of Merit’ award at the first Science Talk on 16th May 2018. Awarded for her unparalleled and splendid work...
Led by Mr. Frithjof Maennel – Head of the Directorate for International Cooperation, a delegation from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in Germany visited New Delhi in mid-April 2018. Guided by the main agenda of the Indo-German Working Group on Higher Education meeting the Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD), the discussions at this event primarily revolved...
Commemorating 20 years of the great fall of the Berlin Wall on 9th November 1989, the Falling Walls was set up in the year 2009 and has since then served as a unique platform to take humanity forward and break the walls or in other words the challenges faced by people in today’s day and time. An offshoot of the Falling Walls Foundation, the Falling Walls Lab serves as a forum for young...

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