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1. 2019 IGCS SUMMER SCHOOL: GROWING THROUGH DIVERSITY

The IGCS Summer School on Smart Grids – Electricity Networks as the Backbone of a Carbon Neutral Society was conducted on the campus of the Technische Universität Dresden which is located in the beautifully reconstructed old town of Dresden, Germany. There were students from all backgrounds of academia, be it electrical or mechanical engineering or architecture or economics or environmental science, and I, Muskaan Kochar, consider myself privileged to

2. Second call for scholarships: research exchanges to Germany and India in 2019 (Update: application closed)

IGCS-Scholarships available for German Master students, PhD students and senior scientists at the Indo-German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS) at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai (India) Indian Master students, PhD students and senior scientists from IIT Madras, IIT Mandi, IIT Tirupati and IIT Palakkad for sustainability research in Germany The IGCS awards scholarships for graduate students and researchers who developed an idea for a

3. Report: IGCS Winter School review

Broadening horizons at the 2019 IGCS Winter School Hannah was one of the 30 students who was selected to participate in the IGCS Winter School 2019 in Chennai. With this report she gives an insight into the school’s topics and activities as well as a few personal impressions. I had the great opportunity to participate in the IGCS Winter School Sustainable Waste Management: Municipal Solid Waste and E-waste. The Winter School took place on the

4. 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

5. 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

First call 2019: 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.

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

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