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IV. Quarter 2018

Faculty interaction at Savitribai Phule Pune University.

DFG India Office (still) on tour

(17.10.18) Continuing with the outreach activities into the third quarter of 2018, DFG India Office carried out information sessions in Sonipat (O.P. Jindal Global University), Bengaluru (National Centre for Biological Sciences; Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research) as well as Pune (Savitribai Phule Pune University, National Chemical Laboratory and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research).


III. Quarter 2018

Strong cooperation: DST Secretary Prof. Ashutosh Sharma meeting DFG Secretary General Prof. Dorothee Dzwonnek in February 2018

DST and DFG are launching Call for Proposals in Materials Science and Engineering

(30.07.18) The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the German Research Foundation (DFG) are opening the possibility for joint Indo-German research project funding in the field of Materials Science and Engineering (DFG review boards 405 and 406). Effective immediately, Indo-German teams of researchers in this field are invited to submit joint proposals describing integrated research projects with a duration of up to three years.

Monsoon showers over the temporary DFG office in Jor Bagh

DFG India moves into temporary offices in Jor Bagh

(20.07.18) Just before the Monsoon starts in earnest, DFG India is fully set up and operational in its new - or more exactly: new temporary - offices in Jor Bagh, New Delhi. The move into temporary quarters was necessary because the German House in Chanakyapuri, home to a number of German academic organizations including the DFG, is being torn down and rebuilt.

The group of young Indian scientists who participated in 68th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting 2018

DFG organizes „Post Lindau Tour“ for young Indian scientists

(20.07.18) A highlight of each scientific year is the annual gathering of Nobel laureates and young scientists from all over the world in the picturesque town of Lindau, Germany. Each year, the meeting on the shore of Lake Constance takes place during the last week of June. In this year’s meeting, dedicated to the subjects of physiology and medicine, 39 Nobel laureates discussed with 600 junior researchers who made it through the competitive selection procedures.


II. Quarter 2018

The visits of DFG representatives were well received.

DFG India Office on tour

(29.06.18) In the second quarter of 2018, DFG India Office has significantly increased its outreach activities beyond Delhi. It carried out information sessions in Kolkata (Jadavpur University, IISER Kolkata), Chandigarh (Panjab University, IISER Mohali, IIT Ropar) as well as Mumbai (IIT Bombay, Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Mumbai). In each of the visited institutions, information regarding DFG funding lines, upcoming calls and other opportunities for Indo-German research collaboration were provided.


I. Quarter 2018

Prof Dzwonnek’s field visit to one of the UAS research sites

DFG Secretary General Prof Dzwonnek visits Indo-German Research Unit FOR 2432 in Bangalore

(15.03.18) As part of her recent India visit, Secretary General of DFG Prof. Dorothee Dzwonnek visited the Indo-German Research Unit (Forschungsgruppe) FOR 2432 "Social-ecological systems in the Indian rural-urban interface: functions, scales and dynamics of transitions".

Prof. Rohini Godbole (IISc Bangalore)

DFG holds policy workshop “Diversity and Excellence in Science” in Bangalore

(26.02.18) On the evening of 15 February 2018, DFG held the science policy workshop “Diversity and Excellence in Science” in Bangalore. The event was co-organized by the General Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bangalore. Around 50 guests from science and science policy followed DFG’s invitation to attend the discussions and the following reception. The subject of the talks were different kinds of diversity, the relations among them and – centrally – their role in the quality of scientific output.

Prof. Dr. Beatrice Gründler giving her presentation in Delhi (Jawaharlal Nehru University, 13.2.2018)

Arabic studies scholar Prof. Beatrice Gründler delivers Leibniz Lectures in Delhi and Hyderabad

(21.02.18) The Leibniz Prize holder and world-renowned scholar of Arabic language and literature Prof. Beatrice Gründler (Freie Universität Berlin) has given two Leibniz Lectures in India, one in Delhi and one in Hyderabad. The lectures focused on different aspects of the Arabic work Kalīla wa-Dimna, a body of texts with ancient Indian and Persian roots and a long and complex history of textual transmission, spanning diverse languages and regions. The lectures reached large audiences of students and scholars in both cities.

Signing of the Programme of Cooperation 2018 between DFG and DST

DFG and DST sign Programme of Cooperation 2018

(19.02.18) On the occasion of her first trip to India, Professor Dorothee Dzwonnek, Secretary General of DFG, has witnessed the signing of this year’s Programme of Cooperation between DFG and the Department of Science and Technology, DST. She also took the opportunity to discuss the relations between the two organizations with DST’s Secretary Professor Ashutosh Sharma.