News from Indo-German cooperation
Germany is the third most popular country for international students worldwide
Germany recently overtook Australia and ranked at number three in the list of most popular destination for international students. It secures the first spot among the non-English speaking countries. According to DAAD and German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies, 367,578 students enrolled at German universities this winter semester, which is a 5% increase from last year. German Education Minister lauded the achievement and said, “That is very good news for Germany as a country of academia and science, especially in view of the skilled workers shortage.” India became the country with the largest group of international students in Germany with 42,600 students.
Indo-German Cooperation in Higher Education and Research: Present and Future
From October 10 to 12 the DAAD and DWIH organised several high-level meetings and roundtables with representatives of various Indian and German higher education and research institutions, policy stakeholders as well as funding agencies in New Delhi to discuss the further cooperation between India and Germany. These meetings were held in the presence of Dr Harms, Deputy Secretary General, DAAD. The highlight of the meetings was an exchange of cooperation agreements between CSIR and 22 IITs held at German Embassy, which will enhance the bilateral exchange for researchers and faculty. During visits with the Principal Scientific Advisor to India and Atal Innovation Mission, the focus of the discussion was on enhancing the cooperation in the field of science-based entrepreneurship and start-ups as well as on possibilities to connect research and knowledge clusters.
Upcoming events and conferences
Web Session: My Student Journey - Divita and Dildi tell their story
Divita and Dildi are pursuing their PhD from German universities. They will answer your queries on studying in Germany.
November 9, 2023, 3:00 PM, Online
Web Session: Masters in Germany
Get information about Masters in Germany in this web session. Get all your questions answered too.
November 14, 2023, 3:00 PM, Online
Web Panel Discussion: Research and Career Opportunities in Mathematics & Data Sciences
The panel discussion is open to all. It will focus on those interested in pursuing a PhD in Germany.
November 15, 2023, 3:00 PM, Online
Web Session: PhD in Germany
Get information about PhD in Germany in this web session. Get all your questions answered too.
November 21, 3:00 PM, Online
Bengaluru: Higher Studies and Research in Germany
In this DAAD information Session at Goethe-Institut Bangalore, students will get information about Master, PhD opportunities in Germany and DAAD Scholarships. This will be followed by a Q & A session.
November 23, 2023, 2:00 PM, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, 716, CMH Road, Indiranagar 1st Stage, Bangalore 560038
Web Session: Bachelors in Germany
Get information about Bachelors in Germany in this web session. Get all your questions answered too.
November 28, 2023, 3:00 PM, Online
Calls for proposals
Mobility Grants for International Researchers by Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Ruhr University Bochum Research School invites applications from PhD scholars, postdoctoral researchers and visiting faculty members for mobility grants. It offers interdisciplinary and transferable skills courses, guidance and mentoring arrangements in diverse and interdisciplinary fields. The grants are open for PhD Exchange, which involves 3-6 months visits for doctoral researchers from partner institutions; Research Assistantships, which has a 3-month proposal writing grant for early postdocs to secure third party funding on-site and a Visiting International Professor, which is travel grant for repeated visits to support doctoral and postdoctoral education.
Application deadline: November 15, 2023
PhD Positions at the International Max Planck Research School for Chemistry and Physics of Quantum Materials
The International Max Planck Research School for Chemistry and Physics of Quantum Materials is a joint PhD program between the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden, Technische Universität Dresden, and the University of St Andrews, Scotland. They create an overall package of PhD level research on solid-state chemistry and condensed matter physics, building on excellent research activities in quantum materials at the three institutions. Applicants with a master’s or bachelor’s degree in related fields are eligible to apply. Selected candidates will get a chance to work with leading scientists from these institutes and use their outstanding infrastructure and facilities.
Application deadline: November 30, 2024
Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST)'s grant for women scientists
Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST) invites applications from women scientists working in the field of Quantum Science and Technology (QST) for three distinguished postdoc fellowships. MCQST is a German Research Foundation (DFG) Cluster of Excellence with 60+ interdisciplinary research groups focusing on applied and theoretical interactions of Quantum Science and Technology with physics, mathematics, computer sciences, electrical engineering, material science, and chemistry.
Application deadline: January 15, 2024
Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST)'s grant for PostDoc fellows
Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST) invites applications from postdoctoral students starting independent research projects. Eligible candidates should be at the beginning of their academic career and must have completed their doctoral degree in physics, mathematics, computer science, chemistry, or engineering within the last four years. Research experience in quantum science and technology is preferred and should be documented by publications in high-level academic journals.
Application deadline: January 15, 2024
Max Planck-India Mobility Grant (MPIMG)
Max Planck India Mobility Grants are a distinction awarded to highly qualified Indian scientists who should be in their final year of doctorate or have obtained their doctorate no longer than ten years ago. MPIMG are awarded for three years enabling the candidates to initiate and pursue research links to a Max Planck Institute of their choice. Candidates have the right to visit a Max Planck Institute (MPI) for a minimum of one month per year. Former Max Planck Partner Group Heads and former Max Planck India Mobility Grant Holders are not eligible to apply for this grant.
Applications are on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Institute of the month
Ruhr University Bochum
Established in 1965, Ruhr University Bochum is located in the dynamic metropolitan region of the Ruhrgebiet. It has 21 faculties and more than 41,000 students, making it one of the largest universities in Germany. The institute has more than 300 partnerships with educational institutions in other countries. 17 double and joint degrees are available at the university in collaboration with universities in Germany and abroad. Close to 6900 international students are studying at RUB and it has more than 750 international PhD students and visiting researchers.
Great Women in Science
Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard is a German developmental biologist, an expert in the fields of genetics and developmental biology. She became the director of the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen in 1985. In 1986, she received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, which is the highest honour awarded in German research. In 1995, she shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine with Eric Wieschaus and Edward B. Lewis, for “their discoveries concerning the genetic control of early embryonic development.” Since 2005, she has been a member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council (ERC).
Did you know?
In 2022, 30,500 students received a Germany Scholarship in accordance with the Scholarship Programme Act.