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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. Summer School 2020: now in September!

New Summer School dates: 28.09.2020 – 11.10.2020 New application dealine: 15.06.2020, 07:30 am CET The organizers of the IGCS Summer School 2020 are closely observing the dynamic development in regards to the Corona virus SARS-CoV-2 and the safety precuations and travel restrictions that have come along with it. IGCS has made the decision to shift the Summer School to a later time this year. It will now take place from the 28th of Septe

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2. Scholarships for research stays in 2020 (Update!)

Please note: given the current safety precautions and travel restrictions due to the Corona virus SARS-CoV-2, we strongly recommend selected fellows / interested applicants to postpone / plan the exchange not before the fourth quarter in 2020. IGCS is proud to announce the scholarship program for 2020. We are inviting excellent researchers (Master and PhD students, Postdocs and Professors) from German universities research institutions who plan to v

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3. Dr. Christoph Woiwode participates in the 2020 Fireflies Dialogues in Bangalore

Organised annually by Pipal Tree of Fireflies Intercultural Centre near Bangalore, more than 60 participants from India and abroad met to discuss and share their views on climate change and environment along the key questions of the title “What Hope? What Action?…in the Anthropocene”. These dialogues are part of a global initiative Dialogues in Humanity to bring to the fore the human dimensions which are often neglected and marginal in susta

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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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4th Indo-German Dialogue on Green Urban Practices: Well-being and the Good Life - The Human Being in Sustainability Transformations

26 & 27 Nov + 3 & 4 Dec 2020, online event
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Today is #WorldToiletDay
What have toilets got to do with climate change? Flood, drought and rising sea levels threaten sanitation systems – from toilets to septic tanks to treatment plants. Everyone must have sustainable sanitation that can withstand climate change and keep communities healthy and functioning.
For more information: www.worldtoiletday.org
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Looking forward to this 👏♀️Presenting to you, a new series on #IITMWomenInSTEM.

#IITMadras has a rich history of great women achievers excelling in their field of study, work or other pursuits. They are credited for breaking the glass ceiling and are a source of inspiration for men and women alike.

#IITMWomenInSTEM celebrates women, who are passionate about their field of work, and have made significant contributions towards society and nation.

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The Indo-German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS) would like to announce a great scholarship opportunity:

IGCS Winter School 2021 on “Sustainable Inland Water Transportation for Blue Economy”.

We invite young and interested researchers to apply for the upcoming IGCS Winter School!
The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) in India, in collaboration with Kiel University (CAU), Germany will host the next Winter School and looks forward to welcome 15 PhD and Graduate students each from Germany and India.

Short Summary:
What? IGCS Winter School, February 27th – March 7th 2021, online event
Contents: Exploration of Inland Water Transportation Issues and Solutions in the Area of Blue Economy and Sustainability
Target group: Graduate and PhD students from both India and Germany
Features: Scholarships for the participation, a total of 240 EUR for participants from India and Germany
Application deadline: 16th of December 2020, 07:00 pm CET
Application form: rwthaachen.moveon4.de/form/5c519636d97e90cb538b4570/eng
Website: www.igcs-chennai.org/
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