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The German Research Foundation (DFG) explores further Cooperation on Indo-German International Research Training Groups

(L-R) Dr. Alexander P. Hansen, Director DFG India Office;  Dr. Shailja Gupta, Director, International Collaborations, Department of Biotechnology (DBT); Dr. Sebastian Granderath, Programme Director, Research Careers Division, DFG Bonn
(L-R) Dr. Alexander P. Hansen, Director DFG India Office;  Dr. Shailja Gupta, Director, International Collaborations, Department of Biotechnology (DBT); Dr. Sebastian Granderath, Programme Director, Research Careers Division, DFG Bonn

(06.05.14) On 7th April 2014, Dr. Sebastian Granderath, Programme Director, Research Careers Division, DFG Bonn,and Dr. Alexander P. Hansen, Director DFG India Office convened with Dr. Shailja Gupta, Director, International Collaborations, Department of Biotechnology (DBT) to discuss the co-funding of new projects and further initiatives. Highlighting the agreement of Cooperation between DBT and DFG and as an outcome of a long standing relationship, both the organizations explored and discussed steps towards the implementation of Indo-German International Research Training Groups (IRTG).

Dr. Sebastian Granderath, Programme Director, Research Careers Division, DFG Bonn and Professor Dr. Ramakrishna Ramaswamy, Vice Chancellor of Hyderabad University discussing the International Research Training Groups (IRTGs) and other coordinated Pro
Dr. Sebastian Granderath, Programme Director, Research Careers Division, DFG Bonn and Professor Dr. Ramakrishna Ramaswamy, Vice Chancellor of Hyderabad University discussing the International Research Training Groups (IRTGs) and other coordinated Programmes of DFG

The Hyderabad University is a pioneer in establishing joint Indo-German doctoral training programmes, as partner in Indo-German IRTGs established till date. In the light of this a meeting was scheduled by the DFG India office on the 9th April, 2014 to discuss further cooperation on Indo-German IRTGs. At the Hyderabad University, Dr. Granderath and Dr. Alexander P. Hansen were received by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Dr. Ramakrishna Ramaswamy. He confirmed the University of Hyderabad’s continued interest and support for this form of international cooperation with Germany, which he described as exemplary for collaborative training of PhD students within a larger research framework.

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