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2. Exchange semester in India: Prepatory workshop for DAAD fellows

Cologne, June 28-30 2019, organized by DAAD IndiAlumni e.V. The alumni association IndiAlumni e.V. invites DAAD fellows from Germany who plan an exchange to India to participate in the prepatory workshop. Interested candidates contact kontakt@indialumni.de to reveive more information. Please find below their invitation (German only): Liebe Stipendiatinnen und Stipendiaten,   herzlichen Glückwunsch zu Eurem bevorstehenden Indienaufentha

1. IGCS Summer School 2019 on Smart Grids: application period extended!

The IGCS Summer School on Smart Grids – Electricity Networks as the Backbone of a Carbon Neutral Society will take place at TU Dresden, Germany, from June 15 – 26 2019. Application is open to German and Indian Master and PhD students. UPDATE: Application deadline for students from Germany is extended and runs until April 22 2019, 23:59 o’clock CET. The application is closed for students from India. Find detailed information about the program

3. New scholarships for research exchanges to Germany and India in 2019 available now! Update: application closed

Please find all details here. Deadline is February 28 2019.

4. Report: Recap of this year’s IGCS Summer School

IGCS Summer school at RWTH Aachen University. Source: Schmitter Photography, 2018. IGCS students Soumita Banerjee and Sujay Bandyopadhyay published a short summary of this year’s summer school on coastal and river hazards & management strategies which took place in the second half of July 2018. It is an easy read, contains many keynotes on the topic and provides some insights into IGCS activities.  The article was published December 17 2018 on EO

5. Report: Second Indo-German Dialogue on Green Urban Practices held in Freiburg

Group photo of the Indo-German Dialogue 2018 participants. Photo credits: Malin Praktiknjo, 2018.   IGCS in collaboration with Freiburg University conducted the second IGD on Green Urban Practices from 8 – 10 November. The event was funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with travel bursaries from the German Consulate General in Chennai. With this year’s focus on the theme “Education, Learning, Training and Awareness for Sustainab

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

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

Kick-off Workshop on Urban Resilience: Coastal Hazards and Coastal Water Management, Vulnerability and Sustainability at IIT Madras

23-26 October 2017 | IIT Madras | Chennai     From 23-26 October the joint Indo-German Workshop on Urban Resilience: Coastal Hazards and Coastal Water Management, Vulnerability and Sustainability organized by Prof S.A. Sannasiraj, Dept. of Ocean Engg. at IIT Madras and Prof K. Reicherter, Neotectonics and Natural Hazards Group at RWTH Aachen University took place at IC&SR Building. Overall 13 researchers from Aachen and Bonn and 11 researcher

Inauguration of new IGCS-premises at IIT Madras

1 November 2017 | IIT Madras | On 1st November 2017 the director of IIT Madras, Bhaskar Ramamurthi, and rector of RWTH Aachen University, Ernst Schmachtenberg, celebrated the inauguration of the new IGCS premises in the Bhupat and Jyoti Mehta School of Biosciences. HE Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Achim Fabig, and Dr Akilesh Gupta, Head/Senior Scientist-G, DST, GoI, were chief guests at the function that was followed by a one-day sympo

Announcement | Inauguration of new IGCS-premises at IIT Madras

1 November 2017 | IIT Madras | We are excited to announce that on the 1st November 2017 the IGCS team at IIT Madras will be moving to their new building. The new building will be located in the new Biotechnology building in IIT Madras. The IGCS team, the Indian and German researchers and students will have an entire floor dedicated to it. The IGCS will now have access to large spaces, new equipment and new furniture that they can use to work with. The aim