Educational Institutions

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Niklas, Head of the Institute of South Asian and South East Asian studies, Department of Indology and Tamil Studies at University of Cologne, is felicitated with a Grammar Award by the Government of Tamil Nadu and the Tamil Sangam Madurai Award on April 5th, 2018. This is certainly a proud moment for University of Cologne. Congratulations!

Reference - http://www.indologie.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/13658.html?&L=1

The joint project under the auspices of the University of Bonn and participation of the University of Cologne and the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) investigates changes in land use in rural Africa. The regional research focus of the new Collaborative Research Center is on the Kenyan Rift Valley, the Agricultural Growth Corridor in southern Tanzania, and the transboundary Kavango Zambezi Park in southern Africa. The scientists are investigating how the seemingly contradictory processes of agricultural intensification on the one hand and the expansion of nature conservation areas on the other affect the future change in land use.

The Bronze Age Mycenean palaces in Greece were not destroyed by a catastrophic earthquake, as previously widely accepted. No one knows exactly why the Mycenaean palaces ended around 1200 BC; also a mega-earthquake or an "earthquake storm" at the end of the Bronze Age were accepted. "We could not find any evidence for this hypothesis in the Mycenaean cities of Tiryns and Midea," explains geophysicist Professor dr. Klaus-Günter Hinzen from the University of Cologne and the archaeologist Professor dr. Joseph Maran from the University of Heidelberg.

The Center for Modern Indian Studies (CMIS) and the German Research Center for Comparative Vocational Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) under the direction of Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz from the University of Cologne (UoC) were hosting a conference about vocational education and skill formation on the 24th and 25th of October in Delhi. The hosts were more than happy to welcome numerous highly- respected researchers from several Indian and German research facilities. The researchers presented their various projects about Vocational Education and Skill Development. Those projects were arranged with the help of the CMIS and the German funding agency DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). The projects had a wide range within the field of Vocational education like e.g.

The summer school targets at facilitating exchange of scientific and methodical knowledge on urban transformation processes and assemblages in South and Southeast Asia. The social, environmental, economic and political consequences of rapid urban growth in the region are tremendous and often challenge existing governance systems. The summer school focuses on four areas in the broad field of urban development :

The "19th International Symposium on Eco-Materials Processing and Design Expo on Environment-friendly Surface Engineering Technologies" is an international summit on eco-friendly and sustainable materials technologies, it is a premium forum for researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs to discuss the most recent innovation, trends, challenges and solutions adopted for greener technological solutions. The main participating countries are Japan, Korea, China, USA, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Canada, Singapore, Iran and Turkey, where more 300 experts are expected to participate. This event will bring together participants from academics and industrial sector to share their vision on materials and engineering technologies enabling minimization of the carbon footprint and maximization of resource efficiency.

Summer and Winter Schools

RWTH International Academy Summer and Winter Schools offer a truly dynamic and engaging academic and cultural environment for their international visitors. Through its academic summer and winter course offers in the charming historic city of Aachen, top-ranked RWTH Aachen invites students to take part in state-of-the-art and hands-on approaches to technical learning at one of Europe’s leading science and research institutions. Our summer and winter courses provide a fantastic opportunity to experience what studying at RWTH Aachen is really like.

For more please click here: https://www.academy.rwth-aachen.de/en/education-formats/summer-schools

Objective

Power grids across the world are in a transition phase. The need to integrate renewables, spread of power electronics in all types of applications, climate change, communication technologies, use of electric vehicles, and drive to make the system robust with power available to all are major drivers. Power grids therefore are poised to become smarter in order to be able handle all these. This winter school will look at these various aspects of smart grids. With the range of topics that will be discussed including social impact, the Winter School is aimed to provide a truly holistic view about the future growth of power grids.

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Students of the "Master in International Management" degree program at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Cologne and their partner ABB (ABB is a pioneering technology leader that works closely with utility, industry, transportation and infrastructure customers to write the future of industrial digitalization and realize value ) have successfully developed an analysis platform that uses Artificial Intelligence to help predict growth potential in ABB's key markets.
In December 2017, at the annual graduation ceremony of the CEMS Master in International Management in Sydney, the Cologne student team was awarded the prize for the best business project. The award follows a detailed selection and evaluation process of all submitted projects.

CEMS is a global alliance of leading universities and business schools in each country and globally operating multinational companies

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Swissnex India, Bertelsmann Foundation and Bosch are pleased to invite Innovative Start-ups in the Healthcare Sector to a cross country 10 day bootcamp between April 02, 2018 and April 11, 2018 at Swissnex, Bangalore, India.

The bootcamp only offers 15 seats (5 for German start-ups, 5 for Indian start-ups and 5 for Swiss start-ups) and is one of a kind bringing together entrepreneurs from India, Germany and Switzerland to explore cooperation and grow their social impact. During this bootcamp, participants will have the opportunity to interact with mentors, corporates, technology experts, and other key stakeholders to develop their products or services further, validate business plans, exchange ideas, develop synergies and build globally competitive businesses.

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