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IV. Quarter 2019

The EU Delegation and representatives of Embassies and Science Founders at IIT Madras

Chennai: Top research in South India

(11.12.19) If you're interested in top research in India, don't just stop in Delhi and Bangalore. Among the many other great places, you may want to take a closer look at Chennai with its two elite universities -- IIT Madras and Anna University -- and its many non-university research institutes.

Christoph Möllers’s Leibniz Lecture in Bangalore

Constitutional thought in Delhi and Bangalore with Professor Christoph Möllers

(22.10.19) How can constitutional courts be shielded from political influence? And how can it be done without conjuring up other problems? – Is “liberalism” a catch-all phrase denoting a jumble of quite distinct ideas and doctrines? And if so, is there a way of reconstructing the liberal tradition in a way which is coherent and gives guidance for our times?


III. Quarter 2019

Researchers from Karnataka interacting with experts

Proposal writing skills – a workshop for Karnataka-based researchers

(17.09.19) The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) is engaged in a vibrant and a highly successful funding cooperation with many Indian central research funding agencies, especially the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT). With an intent to explore the possibility of establishing new institutional links at the state level, and also to reach out to the community of researchers in South India, DFG recently ventured into the southern state of Karnataka.

Leibniz Lecture in Bangalore

News from the Boron Lab: University of Würzburg Professor Holger Braunschweig delivers Leibniz Lectures in Chennai and Bengaluru

(11.09.19) Two lectures given by the Leibniz Prize Holder Prof. Holger Braunschweig (University of Würzburg) in Chennai and Bengaluru in South India in August 2019 dealt with boron compounds in which the element behaves like transition metals and – like these – enables certain activation processes that were formerly unknown in boron chemistry.

Before the departure to Germany: The Indian delegates at the Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi

Young Indian scientists on tour in Germany

(29.07.19) Every summer, a group of young Indian scientists travel to Lindau, Germany, to join hundreds of other young researchers from all over the world for a weeklong interaction with Nobel laureates.


II. Quarter 2019

DFG and DST launch funding initiative in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics

(17.06.19) The German Research Foundation and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, have launched a Call for Proposals for Indo-German projects in the disciplines of Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Researchers from India and Germany are invited to work out and submit proposals starting immediately; the submission deadline will be Wednesday, 20 November 2019.

DFG on tour: Top Institutes visited

(21.05.19) As part of its efforts to reach the best researchers in India, DFG India Office has visited some top institutes in Delhi in May. It has met with researchers in the Life Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), with young scientists at the Institute for Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) as well as with junior and senior researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi.


I. Quarter 2019

Full house at the DWIH event “The Future of Work”

DWIH New Delhi hosts event on “The Future of Work”

(27.03.19) What will a factory look like in the future? How can humans work together with robots? Which jobs may be taken over by computers? Will gender relations change when the home office becomes the norm? Questions such as these were at the centre of this year’s DWIH flagship conference entitled “The Future of Work”.

Representatives of the German science organizations at Delhi University

DFG presents its funding programmes at Delhi University

(18.03.19) DFG India Office has presented its funding opportunities at Delhi University’s Physics department. In the event on 8 March on DU’s North Campus, DFG joined other German funders and universities such as DAAD, Alexander-von-Humboldt-Foundation, FU Berlin and Göttingen University.


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