Wednesday, August 17, 2016 to Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The University of Cologne (UoC) Indian Summer School in Himalayas project was launched by the UoC International Office in August 2015 with the idea to impart knowledge at the inter-cultural level along with the educational level. Students from various faculties and different study areas of UoC and China-NRW Alliance Universities, such as University of Muenster, University of Wuppertal and TU-Dortmund participate in the summer school. In order to give insight about the rich cultural heritage and beauty of India, various activities such as academic and tourist excursions, lectures, Hindi language lessons for beginners, yoga, etc. are offered. The first ever 2-week summer school organised by UoC International Office and UoC India Regional Branch office took place in August-September 2015.

Saturday, October 1, 2016 to Saturday, December 31, 2016

DAAD Information Sessions

  • Chennai - International Education Fair & Seminar
    26 October 2016, 09:30 - 12:30 hrs at Jeppiar College of Engineering, Chennai
    Register at the Venue
  • Dhaka - Higher studies in Germany
    28 September 2016, 11:00-13:00 hrs at Jahangir Nagar University, Savar, Dhaka
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  • Hyderabad - Research in Germany: Info-Seminar for Young Researchers
    15 October 2016, 09:00 - 13:30 hrs at Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT),  Hyderabad
  • Mumbai
    ReDiscover Germany - Higher Education and Beyond
Friday, September 16, 2016

Under the joint umbrella of the European Science, Technology and Innovation Platform in India (EU STI Platform) and the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH), Heidelberg Centre South Asia (HCSA), BayIND (Bavarian-Indian Centre), Fraunhofer India and EU STI, will conduct an international workshop on ‘Smart City: Mobility, Infrastructure and Energy’ at Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, Indiranagar, Bangalore, on September 16.

This workshop is part of a series of pre-events leading to the German House for Research and Innovation ( annual conference CityScapes, which will take place between September 29th and October 1st, 2016 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

In 2009, National Academy of Sciences India (NASI) and Elsevier jointly initiated the NASI-Scopus young scientist award to recognise exceptional work by young Indian scientists residing in India.This year, one of the receipients of the award is Max Planck Alumnus, Dr. Vinayak Sinha, IISER-Mohali who received this distinction for his excellent work under the category of Earth, Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences. MPG congratulates Dr. Sinha on his achievement!

Dr. Sinha says, 'I would like to acknowledge that the Max Planck partner group program in India has contributed immensely to our accomplishments and thought it important to let the scientific community know about the difference being made through the wonderful program to researchers like me.'

The International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy and Astrophysics invites applications for prospective PhD students.

Application deadline is 15th November 2016.

For further details please refer to the PDF attached.


Friday, August 19, 2016

Under the umbrella of the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH) in New Delhi, prominent institutes from Germany and India, intend to conduct several Indo-German workshops in India that focus on the potentials and the challenges of the concept of smart cities. The events will be coordinated by the Heidelberg Centre South Asia (Branch Office of the Heidelberg University in India), supported by Friedrich Naumann Foundation and are part of a series of pre-events leading to the DWIH annual conference CityScapes, which will take place between September 29th and October 1st, 2016 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

Founded in 1386, Heidelberg University is Germany’s oldest university, and one of the top research universities in Europe. Its success in international rankings documents its leading position in the scientific landscape.

Heidelberg University is a comprehensive university, offering the full spectrum of disciplines in the humanities, law and the social sciences alongside the natural and life sciences, including medicine. Among the university’s most prominent research areas are transcultural studies, molecular life sciences, medicine, physics, astronomy, chemistry, mathematics and scientific computing. As a comprehensive university, Heidelberg is deeply committed to strengthening its disciplines and to fostering interdisciplinary cooperation, as well as to carrying research results over into society and industry.

Friday, February 12, 2016

The book “India: Preparation for the World of Work -  Education System and School to Work Transition” edited by Prof. Matthias Pilz, University of Cologne, Germany was launched on 12th Feb 1016 at IIM Bangalore. Prof. Matthias Pilz, Editor of the book, Professor and Director of Center for Modern Indian Studies at the Cologne University, Germany, Prof. Nayana Tara and Prof. Kumar from IIM Bangalore, along with other renowned authors who contributed for the book, had gathered for the event at IIM Bangalore. Consul General Mr. Jörn Rohde presided over as the Chief Guest at the book launch and called upon the inevitability of bridging the gap in vocational education in India, which will further enhance the idea behind ‘Make in India’ and ‘Skill India’ missions. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 to Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Pilot Scheme 2015

The first summer school organized by the International Office in India took place in the Himalayas in 2015. After a short visit to Delhi, the participants traveled to Dehradun and stayed in an Ashram in Anjanisain to learn more about North Indian culture and begin to practice Hindi. Including trips to the yoga-capital Rishikesh, Mussoorie, and Haridwar, the Summer School in the Himalayas was a full success. It will take place again in 2016.

Summer School in the Himalayas 2016

August 17 through August 30, 2016

India, we’ll come!“, eleven students of the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Science and their supervisor Kristina Wiemann thought on Saturday, 27th February 2016. In the context of the CMIS Summer School they will attend an exciting program on “Indian Culture, Economy and Education System”. Next to side visits to urban as well as rural areas they visited a factory for Indian spices, a school as well as old ruins and picturesque gardens. 

Friendships were quickly made with students from Symbiosis International University. Luckily they didn’t had to wait for a reunion for too long. In April eight students from Pune came to Cologne to get to know the German “Culture, Economy and Education System” including the German weather, cuisine as well as great hospitality.