"One Month in India" - Presenting German Research Opportunities in India
In February and March 2012, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Research Foundation (DFG) and Fraunhofer joined forces and organised various events to strengthen and expand R&D collaboration between both countries. The itinerating “German Study & Research Expo” – a joint project by the campaigns "Study in Germany" and "Research in Germany" – organised by the DAAD ???aural:Bildanfang??????Großansicht des Bildes???The "German Study & Research Expo" offered Indian graduates and PhD candidates an excellent platform to meet representatives from German universities. © DAAD New Delhi???aural:Bildende???presented Master and PhD opportunities in New Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai, offering more than 4,000 highly qualified Indian graduates and PhD candidates an excellent platform for a one-to-one exchange with representatives from 17 German universities. Under the headline “Research Dialogue in the Life Sciences”, the DFG invited German and Indian scientists who presented recent trends, global challenges and perspectives for Indo-German collaboration in this research area.
The Dialogues attracted nearly 500 participants in the three cities. Both young researchers and senior scientists benefited from the intense discussions about differences in application procedures, culture and the first-hand information on research in Germany as well as the Indo-German Graduate Schools. Invited by the AvH, about 60 research alumni from various German research and funding institutions attended the conference “New Frontiers: Shifting Trends in the Global Research Landscape and their Impact on Researchers’ Career Patterns”, where they discussed the importance of networks for transnational academic careers and how to continue gaining junior researchers for stays in and cooperation with Germany.
About 150 guests from industry, research, and the public sector attended the award ceremony of the business case competition “German High Tech Champions” in the field of sustainable transportation, which was held in conjunction with the 1st Fraunhofer Innovation and Technology (FIT) conference on mobility and logistics in Gurgaon. All “Research in Germany” events were part of “Germany and India 2011–2012: Infinite Opportunities”, a collaborative celebration being held in India until November 2012 on the occasion of completing 60 years of Indo-German diplomatic relations.