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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.


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