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Max-Planck-India Mobility Grants (MPIMG) are travel grants by which cooperation between young Indian scientists and Max Planck Institutes is to be initiated. Scientists who are awarded these grants must spend a minimum of one month per year at a Max Planck Institute. The hosting Max Planck Institute will receive EUR 3,000 per year for four years out of MPG central funds to cover costs for travel...
The Kick-off-Workshop and inauguration of the Max Planck India Partner Group of Dr. Kamal P. Singh from IISER Mohali has attracted participants from Germany, USA, France and India.
The 6th Meeting of Indian Max Planck Partner Group Leaders took place at IISER Mohali from 3 to 5 March 2017; 20 Indian Partner Group Leaders have attended the meeting  and given talks which were also open to public; Professor Jan-Michael Rost, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden (Complex Systems - from Fundamentals to Sustainability) as well as...
Under the ambit of the Indo-German bilateral project Indo-German Social Security Programme (IGSSP), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH organised a three day workshop from 16 – 18 January for professionals to be placed with state governments for implementation of India’s national health protection programme. Six professionals were selected and trained to work in the...
Following the successful first Indo-German Start-up Bootcamp conducted in July 2016 in Berlin, GIZ together with their partners Bosch, World Resources Institute (WRI), Social Impact Lab, IIM Calcutta Innovation Park and Intellecap are geared to conduct the second Indo-German Start-up Bootcamp which will take place in India and will bring together entrepreneurs from India and Germany to explore...
Prof. Ranjit Mitra from the School for Planning and Architecture Delhi, is on a short term Guest lecture visit to Institute of Geography, at the University of Cologne, in October and November 2016. The topics of lectures include Perspectives of Urbanism in India, Critical Development of Urban Policies in India, Communalism and Social Change in India, The Indian Growth Scenario: Ecological...
Prof. Girish Nath Jha, Vice-President for International Affairs, Professor of Computational Linguistics and ChairpersonSpecial Center for Sanskrit Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, recently visited University of Cologne (Germany) on 11-12 November 2016, for further talks in intensifying academic cooperation between UoC and JNU. On arrival, he was greeted by Dr Stefan...
The German Ambassador to India, Dr Martin Ney, together with Shaktikanta Das, Secretary, Indian Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs inaugurated the German Development Cooperation Office (GDCO) in India – housing the German development agencies GIZ, KfW and DEG today in New Delhi. Also present at the opening ceremony were Mr Joachim Prey, Director General - Asia, Latin America and...
The University of Cologne Summer School in “Natural and Cultural Heritage” is organised under the guidance of Professor Dr. Peter Dannenberg & Dr. Alexander Follmann along with ten students from Department of Geography, University of Cologne. The Indian Strategic Indian partner of UoC is Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi. The theme of the Summer school is in the field of megacity...
The DWIH conference on "CityScapes" was held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi from 29th September 2016 to 1st October 2016. The concept of CityScapes Conference was to address the various harmonious solutions to tackle the global challenges of migration and sustainable urbanization. The keynote speech of the Conference was delivered by University of Cologne Professor, Prof. Dr Frauke Kraas,...

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