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Welcome to the IGCS

The IGCS serves the cooperation between German and Indian scientists on fundamental and applied research, teaching and training, dissemination of information in the area of sustainable development. Its special focus is the protection of the environment considering water resources, energy, land use and rural development and waste management. The Centre should promote the development of relevant ideas on and solutions to specific local issues, through interdisciplinary research and study projects in the above mentioned areas. The IGCS will additionally contribute to the intensification of Indo-German cooperation in key academic fields.

Mission

The IGCS aims at developing the capacity and the capability to promote sustainable development in Germany, India and South Asia. Sub-topics of research can be identified within the above mentioned core areas.  Sustainability with respect to economic, ecologic and social issues significantly enhances the existing research activities and courses offered at the IITM.  German and Indian expertise merge in joint research projects, the development of additional study programmes and in joint degree programmes.

An essential component of the IGCS’s trans-disciplinary approach is the cooperation with other institutions and organizations in order to make use of existing information, research, capacity, (best practice) experience and ongoing initiatives in the different areas of sustainable development. The research of this centre will help to meet the challenges of the global change regarding water and energy in the future.

News

1. The IGCS is hiring Postdocs fulltime for up to four years!

Starting January 2019, we offer the following positions for Postdoc researchers at IGCS in the area of… energy at TU Berlin, with office at IIT Madras. Deadline: October 30 2018. land use, urban and regional planning at the RWTH Aachen University, with office at IIT Madras. Deadline: October 30 2018. water management at Kiel University, with office at IIT Madras. Deadline: November 7 2018. waste management at Stuttgart University, with office at IIT

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2. IGCS Winter School 2019: Sustainable Waste Management

Sustainable Waste Management: Municipal Solid Waste and e-Waste How can waste be reduced and recycled in rapidly growing cities? February 23 – March 9, 2019 IIT Madras, Chennai   With rapid urbanisation and increasing population around the world, solid waste generation is bound to increase multiple times in near future. It is essential to reduce and to manage this huge generation of waste effectively in future, sustainable, and SMART cities, wh

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3. IGCS Alumni Meeting and Indo-German Dialogue

Alumni Meeting | November 6 and 7, 2018 | Heidelberg Indo-German Dialogue | November 8-10, 2018 | Freiburg           Update 13/09/2018: Application deadline for German applicantions is extended until September 30! We look forward to hear from you! IGCS Alumni meeting For the very first time, an Alumni meeting of the Indo-German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS) at the IIT Madras, Chennai, will be hosted at the Heidelberg Universit

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Bulletin No 20

The IGCS Bulletin Vol 5, Issue 4 is published. The last month was turbulent. Demonetization (Nov 8th), Honorable Chief Minister Jayalalitha’s demise (Dec 5th), and cyclone Vardah (Dec 12th) are testing the resilience of people in India, Tamil Nadu and Chennai, the latter coping with all three events accumulated. Apart from this, this bulletin demonstrates that the IGCS is as vibrant as ever. We held several workshops, were present at the Cityscapes Confe

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Bulletin No 19

The IGCS Bulletin Vol 5, Issue 3 is out. Read about IGCS´s numerous activites with German and Indian researchers such as the joint Summer School at TU Berlin, GIZ collaboration in the Cities fit for Climate Change-Project. An interesting opinion is published by Dr. Avilash Roul, IGCS Senior Scientist on “Ocean Governance: Samudra Manthan 2.0”. If you wish to receive the Bulletin on a regular basis, please contact portius(at)igcs-chennai.org

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Bulletin No 18

The latest Bulletin is out:  IGCS Bulletin Vol 5, Issue 2. Read about IGCS´s numerous activites with German and Indian researchers such as the Indo-German conference on Sustainability in February, the IGCS Winter School on Biofuels, the Winter School on Air Pollution, the Conference on Air Quality and the Panel on Disaster Management at IIT Madras. IGCS hosts a short term lecturer, Dr. Roos Gerritsen from University of Heidelberg and several students fro

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Reminder: IGCS Post-Doc position available - Chair of Waste Management at Stuttgart University - official deadline is tomorrow!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Friendly reminder: Apply for the winter school until Nov 18! ... See MoreSee Less

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At the Go Abroad Fair, the RWTH Aachen University informs its students about various opportunities to study abroad + funding the trips. The German IGCS office participates as well!

RWTH Aachen University - International Office
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6 days ago

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Indo-German Dialogue Day 2: this morning the group picks up on common themes and topics to work on that were identified in presentations yesterday afternoon. Today the group will work together on focus topics in transdisciplinary research spaces. ... See MoreSee Less

7 days ago

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The second Indo-German Dialogue starts now at Universität Freiburg! Experts in the field of Urban Green Practices from India and Germany come together to share knowledge and network for possible future collaborations. Dr. Lay-Kumar and former IGCS long-term lecturer Dr. Woiwode host the workshop. After a nice get together over coffee, IGCS area coordinator for land use, Professor Chella Rajan (IIT Madras) opened the meeting with a short insight into the topic. We look forwar dto the next three days!

Travel funds of many participants were funded through IGCS and German Consulate General Chennai.
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