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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

IGCS Scholarships 2018: Last call!

The IGCS awards research scholarships for excellent Masterstudents, PhD-students and Postdocs at German universities who plan to conduct a research stay in at least one of the IGCS’ focus areas in India. The only condition is to complete your stay in India latest by January 2019. The students who are awarded with will receive a monthly scholarship: Master students: 975€ lump sum + 50€ health insurance PhD students: 1525€ lump sum + 50€ health

IGCS Summer School 2018 Public Lecture

Deltas, Floodplains, and Harbours as Geo-Bio-Archives: Human-Environment Interactions in Western Anatolia July 16, 2018 | RWTH Aachen University         As part of the IGCS Summer School 2018 “Coastal and River Hazards & Management strategies”, we invite you to a public lecture by Prof Dr Helmut Brückner on July 16, 2018, at 18:00 hrs. The lecture will take place in the Generali-Saal of the SuperC (6th floor, Templargra

Conference on Peri-Urban Development: Concept, Emerging Ideas and Notions of Sustainability

27-28 January 2017 | IIT Madras The event attracted around 100 researchers and policy-makers from India, Germany, United Kingdom. This conference on peri-urban dynamics examined various themes such as urbanisation, peri-urban ecosystems, water and their uses in the peri-urban, political frameworks and governance.     SUMMARY   PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT   IMPRESSIONS Pictures (c) IGCS                

IGCS Workshop on ‘Current Sustainable Approaches in Waste Water and Solid Waste Management’

IGCS will host an Indo-German workshop on ‘Current Sustainable Approaches in Waste Water and Solid Waste Management’  to be held at IIT Madras during Nov. 7-8, 2016. Flyer and tentative information            

IGCS Summer School 2016

IGCS Summer School 2016 Biomass and Coal – Two Carbon Fuels of Different Ages: German and Indian Perspectives | 09 July to 18 July 2016 | Technical University Berlin has started with 25 student participants and reknown lecturers from India and Germany. After the official opening by host, Prof F Behrendt, EVUR, TU Berlin the students were welcomed by representative of the Indian Embassy, Mr Ravikrishnan, Minister, Center Coordinator Prof Chella Rajan and

Chennai Floods – Rapid Assessment Report

The rapid assessment report was prepared by Prof. Balaji Narasimhan, IIT Madras; Prof. S. Murty Bhallamudi, IGCS, IIT Madras; Prof. Arpita Mondal, IIT Bombay, Prof. Subimal Ghosh, IIT Bombay and Prof. P.P. Mujumdar, IISc., Bangalore under the leadership of Prof. P.P. Mujumdar, Chairman, Inter Disciplinary Center for Water Research at I.I.Sc., Bangalore. See more at: http://www.icwar.iisc.ernet.in/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Chennai-Floods-Rapid-Assessment-R

CfA | BYPASSLAB Workshop | 26.6.-02.07.2016

The Indo-German Centre for Sustainability at IIT Madras is looking for participants to attend a ‘hack lab’ taking place late June in Chennai, TN. This lab is thematically focused on Chennai’s peri-urban fringe, which is undergoing urbanization at a fast rate. We welcome applications from professionals and students, from the fields of Urban Design & Architecture, Humanities, Journalism and Communication as well as self-trained enthusiasts

German-Indian Ideas Competition: From waste to resource – how can we turn garbage into gold?

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is seeking ideas to tackle India’s waste problem. The international BMBF campaign “Shaping the Future – Building the City of Tomorrow” (www.shaping-the-future.org), which will get under way in spring 2016, focuses on the question of how cities can be maintained as viable, sustainable living spaces. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the initiative “Germany – Land of Ideas”

Job Offers | Long-term Professorships

There are three new job offers advertised at the IGCS for long-term professorships at IIT Madras in the area of energy and water management and waste management respectively.