From 2nd-7th July a post-Lindau tour will be organized by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), where the students will visit prestigious German research institutes.
Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India, organized a pre-departure meet for the young researchers on 22nd June. Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, DST, interacted with the students to know their goals and ambitions and briefed them about the upcoming meeting and how they can best use this opportunity.
Dietrich Graf v.d. Schulenburg, Cultural Counsellor, German Embassy, addressed the young researchers. While giving an overview of the various aspects of German research and education avenues, he said: “Germany and India established a very close partnership in science and technology. There are close to 450 cooperation agreements between German and Indian Universities.” He added: “Meeting over 39 Nobel Laureates at the Lindau Meeting is a very rare opportunity for high level networking.”
The 30 young Indian researchers were selected from 205 aspiring young Indian researchers and will meet 39 Nobel Laureates to exchange ideas, discuss projects and build international network to continue the lineage of the next generation of leading scientist and researchers. Throughout the week, participants will discuss themes like circadian clock, personalized medicine, genetic engineering, the role of science in the post-factual era among others.
Every year Lindau, a small town in the south of Germany, becomes a bustling hotspot for scientists with the meeting of Nobel Laureates, academics and young researchers. Since 2001, the Indian Department of Science & Technology (DST) and the Lindau Foundation have jointly collaborated in the participation of young Indian students and researchers at the annual Nobel Laureates Meeting in Lindau. The visit is funded by the DST and Lindau Committee. Following this programme a week-long Post-Lindau tour is organized by DFG.