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

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 enhance both current and future potential to meet human needs and aspirations.” During the past 3


2. 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:


3. Announcement: IGCS-Workshop on Urban Resilience 2 in Chennai from October 20 – 22

Urban Resilience 2: Coastal and River Management, Vulnerability and SustainabilityIGCS-Workshop 20.10.-23.10.2019, Chennai In October 2017, we started a workshop series 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


4. 2019 research exchange scholarships: application period remains open

IGCS is happy to announce that it is still possible for students and researchers to apply for funding for a research exchange that deal with sustainability issues and is in line with IGCS focus areas. Please find all details regarding the eligibility and application procedure on our Offer-Website.


5. 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


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


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.


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


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


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

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