News from Indo-German cooperation
India and Germany sign Migration and Mobility Agreement
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock visited India on a two-day visit on December 5 and 6. During the visit, she held bilateral talks with Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar and signed a comprehensive migration and mobility partnership. This MoU will facilitate easier access for people to study, research and work in both countries. It will also address the challenges of illegal immigration. The partnership will encourage increased exchange of students and researchers in both countries, as it ensures active people-to-people exchanges. This enhances Germany and India’s efforts on internationalisation of higher education and deepens the innovation and research landscapes of both countries.
Ambassador Philipp Ackermann meets Instagram influencer Shraddha Parashar
Ambassador Ackermann met with Instagram influencer Shraddha Parashar and discussed opportunities and the new academic evaluation system for Indians to study and work in Germany. Shraddha has been living and working in Germany for the past four years and has a following of around 66,000 people.
Upcoming events and conferences
Indo-German Forum: Sustainable Urban Mobility
DWIH New Delhi and its supporter organisations are organising the Indo-German forum from March 22-23, 2023 in hybrid mode. The Forum will bring together researchers, decision-makers, and professionals from India and Germany to present research projects across disciplines and analysis on sustainable solutions and technologies for sustainable urban mobility. The themes will focus on governance, mobility solutions, resilience and green energy production, supply and efficiency. The event will comprise of fireside chats, panel discussions, and many other parallel sessions on related themes. Virtual B2B meetings will be offered from March 20-24.
Bangalore: Research in Germany
Join this information session and find out all that you need to know about doing a PhD in Germany.
January 5, 2023: 3:00 PM, Indo German Chamber of Commerce, 4th Floor, 403, Shah Sultan, Cunningham Road
Web Session: Masters in Germany
Join this web session and get to know all that you need to know about doing a Master degree in Germany.
January 10, 2023: 3:00 PM, Online
Web Session: PhD in Germany
Join this web session and find out all that you need to know about doing a PhD in Germany.
January 17, 2023: 3:00 PM, Online
My Student Journey: Aaditya tells his Story
Join this web session with Aaditya Ravindra Bhat and know about his journey at Technische Universität Berlin and his life in Germany.
January 19, 2023: 3:00 PM, Online
Web Session: Bachelors in Germany
Join this web session and find out all that you need to know about doing Bachelors in Germany.
January 24, 2023: 3:00 PM, Online
Webinar: uni-assist: When do I need it?
January 25, 2023: 3:00 PM, Online
Calls for proposals
Seven PhD positions at Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne
The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) on Understanding Complex Plant Traits using Computational and Evolutionary Approaches is a collaboration between Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne and University of Cologne. It invites applications for seven fully funded PhD positions in computational and experimental plant sciences. Candidates holding or pursuing a Master degree in a related subject are eligible to apply.
Application deadline: January 6, 2023
Special Call for Indo-German Bilateral Virtual Workshops
The Indo-German Science & Technology Centre (IGSTC) invites proposals for Indo-German virtual thematic workshops for interactions between scientists/researchers from academia and industry. The workshops are to be designed around a specific research topic out of thematic areas relevant to both DST and BMBF. Scientists holding regular positions in public or private non-profit research organisations, institutions of higher education and universities are eligible to submit applications.
Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
iHED – International Higher Education Dialogue
DAAD, together with Association of Indian Universities (AIU), is organising its annual virtual conference iHED from March 1-3, 2023 that focuses on internationalisation of higher education and research. It aims to facilitate networking, knowledge sharing and encourages initiation of partnerships between higher education institutions in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Germany as well as other European countries. The purpose of this conference is to let participants collaborate during the sessions and establish new contacts through B2B meetings. It is a platform for stakeholders and higher education institutions to connect and liaise. Applications are invited from students and researchers to present a paper on topics such as, ERASMUS: Insights in cooperation projects between Europe and South Asia, Double and joint degrees: Good practice and challenges, Impact of cooperation: Monitoring and measurement and Beyond bilateral projects: Cooperation in network and consortia.
Application deadline: January 15, 2023
DAAD: Executive Assistant to Director
DAAD invites applications for the position of ‘Executive Assistant to Director’ at DAAD Office New Delhi. Eligible candidates must have a Masters degree, with a very good knowledge of German and Indian higher education landscape.
Application deadline: January 10, 2023
Institute of the month
Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
The Inter-University Board of India formed the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as an Apex Inter-University Organisation in 1925. The aim of this formation was to bring together all the universities in India on a common platform through a coordinating body. In addition to Indian Universities, 13 universities from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Republic of Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nepal, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom are its Associate Members. AIU promotes international and national collaboration in Higher Education, Research and Extension, Sports, Youth and Cultural Activities. It acts as a representative of Indian universities and helps them maintain their autonomous character. It also facilitates student mobility and exchange of members of the teaching and research staff, joint research projects and publications between universities in India and abroad. A new initiative of the AIU is the Indian Network for Internationalisation of Higher Education (INIHE), a consortium of universities and other higher education institutions in India that aims at facilitating the internationalisation of higher education in terms of networking, collaborations in teaching and research, mobility of students and faculty, and exchange programmes. INIHE will ensure the connection and coordination among foreign universities and facilitate joint degrees and student exchange programmes. This initiative is necessary in India to attract more foreign students to choose India as their academic destination. INIHE will be committed to quality research, capacity building, and information sharing and advocating the benefits of internationalisation.
Did you know?
There are many English-taught courses in Germany. Approximately 1500 courses are taught in English. Moreover, 220 German universities offer programs in English that are open to students of all nationalities.