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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

Workshop “Resilient cities: promises and paradoxes”

IGCS-Alumni Mariana Brito invites early-career researchers to participate in the international workshop “Resilient cities: promises and paradoxes” She says: “Participation is mainly by invitation. Nevertheless, we would like to provide room for additional participants to share their insights. […] Applications should include a short CV and motivation letter […]. The workshop is free of charge and [organizers] will cover the

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

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

The Indo-German Dialogue on Green Urban Practices is ready to take off for round no. 3!

The Indo-German Dialogue has brought together academics, civil society activists, government officials, policy makers and the corporate sector from Germany and India together to address the challenges of urbanization and sustainability since 2017. This year, 33 attendees will use this platform to go forth with new transdisciplinary research and practice projects. The dialogue takes place from December 5-7 at Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Edu

Conference report: Waste management for resilient cities and gender perspectives

The Chair of Waste Management and Emissions at the Institute for Sanitary Engineering, Water Quality and Solid Waste Management (ISWA), University of Stuttgart, and IGCS were present at the International Solid Waste Association World Congress that took place from the 7th to 10th October, 2019 in Bilbao, Spain. In a session with the connecting theme Empowering Women in Recycling and the Circular Economy, Dr. Gabriela Garcés presented encouraging ideas

Message from Alumni: IGCS-fellows, take part in the survey and network!

IGCS-Alumni meet for a Design-Thinking Workshop in in Heidelberg in November 2018. Photo: Partik Kumar, 2018. Dear Fellow IGCS Alumni, We are pleased to announce that we have received over a hundred responses from the Alumni survey so far. It was wonderful to see so many Fellow IGCS Alumni interested to participate, share and contribute towards the IGCS Alumni Network. We are now in the planning stage of an ideal alumni network meet, taking fee

IGCS Winter School 2020 – Sustainability in the Peri-cene: Human settlements, food, ecology and governance

How can we understand the pressures and potentials of transformative peri-urban futures? It is nearly 33 years since the UN World Commission on Environment and Development (known in short as the Brundtland Commission) famously defined sustainable development as a process of change in which the “exploitation of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development; and institutional change are all in harmony and enhanc

Take a glimpse into the world of IGCS fellows!

PhD students Lukas and Nina both spent some time at IGCS in Chennai to conduct a research project this summer. With their short reports they allow us a glance over their shoulder into their life in Chennai, the ups and downs conducting their research and explain in what way their research contributes to sustainability. Nina at her field work, measuring pollution in sediments. Source: Piero Bellanova, 2019. Nina, RWTH Aachen University Topic:

Announcement: IGCS-Meeting on Urban Resilience 2 in Chennai from October 20 – 22

Urban Resilience 2: Coastal and River Management, Vulnerability and Sustainability IGCS-Meeting 20.10.-23.10.2019, Chennai In October 2017, we started a discussion on Urban Resilience on coastal and river floods or extreme events affecting megacities and settlements in coastal low lands. More than 1.5 billion people are currently living within 100 km of the coastal zones of the Earth, especially in tropical and subtropical regions. And the number is st