Heidelberg University

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Absolventenfeier-2014 In her ceremonial address Prof. Dr. Birgit Kellner talked about Max Walleser (1874-1954)
12 December 2014 - Photo: Dagmar Brombierstäudl
Absolventenfeier-2014 Karuna Venkatachalam, currently studying MA South Asian Studies at our institute, performs a classical Indian dance during the graduation ceremony - 12 December 2014 - Photo: Dagmar Brombierstäudl Absolventenfeier-2014 Swarali Paranjape, PhD student at our institute, performs a classical Indian dance during the graduation ceremony - 12 December 2014 - Photo: Dagmar Brombierstäudl Werdegang-2014 Almut Büchsel (skype), Marie-Christine Sürgers, Anja Lutz, and Julie Pusch talk about their academic and professional carrers after graduating at SAI - 9 May 2014 - Photo: Lars Stöwesand Absolventenfeier-2013 Prof. Dr. Hans Harder opens the Graduation Ceremony 2013 of SAI - 13 December 2013
Photo: Lars Stöwesand
Absolventenfeier-2013 Jella Friedrich gives an account of HAI during the Graduation Ceremony 2013 of SAI
- 13 December 2013. Photo: Lars Stöwesand
Absolventenfeier-2013 Maithily Tharmakur receives her certificate at the Graduation Ceremony 2013 of SAI
- 13 December 2013. Photo: Martin Gieselmann
Absolventenfeier-2013 Rani Francis and Stephan Rühle give a student speech during the Graduation Ceremony 2013 of SAI - 13 December 2013. Photo: Erena Francis Absolventenfeier-2013 Some graduates with their certificates and presents after the Graduation Ceremony 2013 of SAI
- 13 December 2013. Photo: Erena Francis
Werdegang-Absolventen-2013 Tobias Rottwinkel reports on his occupational career after BASAS - 28 Juni 2013
Photo: Lars Stöwesand
Werdegang-Absolventen-2013 Mira Burmeister-Rudolph reports on her academic career after BASAS - 28 Juni 2013
Photo: Lars Stöwesand
Werdegang-Absolventen-2013 Manuel Singh reports on his occupational career after BASAS - 28 Juni 2013
Photo: Lars Stöwesand
Werdegang-Absolventen-2013 Felix Eickelbeck (centre - green shirt) waits in the audience before his report on his academic career
- 28 Juni 2013. Photo: Lars Stöwesand
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Alumni

Our Alumni Initiative welcomes all former students, academics, visiting professors and stipendiaries of the South Asia Institue as well as all former participants of our yearly Summer Schools.

Heidelberg Alumni International (HAI) is a platform of Heidelberg University via which all alumni of the university may keep in touch. The South Asia Institute has its own group within HAI in order to foster the exchange between current and former students, members of staff and guests. Besides, every registered alumni of HAI is provided with an e-mail address free of charge (name.surname@alumni.uni-heidelberg.de).

For all alumni of the university who now live in India or neighbouring countries, there is also the alumni initiative Heidelberg Alumni India (HAIN).

Other contacts

Internship and international guidance of SAI
Branch Office of SAI in New Delhi / India
Branch Office of SAI in Kathmandu / Nepal
Association of Friends and Patrons of the South Asia Institute


News

Graduation Ceremony of SAI 2014

On 12 December 2014 the graduation ceremony of the South Asia Institute takes place at 6 p.m. in the Heinrich-Zimmer-Chair (SAI-library).

Programme:

  • Reception
  • Welcoming Lecture - „Max Walleser (1874-1954) und die Universität Heidelberg: ein Blick in die Vorgeschichte des Südasien-Instituts“ - Prof. Dr. Birgit Kellner
  • Tribute to the graduates - Apl. Prof. Dr. Jörg Gengnagel
  • Student closing words - Julia Schumacher
  • Indian dance performances - Karuna Sagari Venkatachalam and Swarali Paranjape
  • Afterwards the SAI Winter Party
Please find the official invitation here.

Information session of former students of SAI 2014

On 9 May 2014 an information session took place at the Heinrich-Zimmer-Saal (library) of SAI, in which former students of our institute gave an account of their further academic and/or occupational career.

Lecturers were:

  1. Marie-Christine Sürgers (winter term 2012/13) studies Intercultural Communication Studies at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder).
  2. Almut Büchsel (winter term 2012/13, live from London via Skype) studies Gender, Development and Globalisation at LSE (London School of Economics and Political Science) in London, UK.
  3. Anja Lutz (winter term 2011/12) did an internship in Berlin and then completed the Master's degree in International Relations at LSE in London, UK. She now works as a research assistant at FU Berlin.
  4. Lukas Schäfer (winter term 2011/12, live from Berlin via Skype) did some internships and a trainee programme in Berlin and then went for the Master's programme Urban Environmental Management at Wageningen University and Research Centre, Netherlands.
  5. Julie Pusch (winter term 2010/11) gave an account of her Master's programme South Asian Studies in Heidelberg

Graduation Ceremony of SAI 2013

On 13 December 2013 our very first graduation ceremony took place at the Heinrich-Zimmer-Saal (library) of SAI at 6 p.m.. All graduates who had completed their studies at SAI since 2012 were honoured.

Programme:

  • Reception by the executive director - Prof. Dr. Hans Harder
  • Heidelberg Alumni International - Jella Friedrich
  • Ceremonial lecture - "Chanting the Nation" - Prof. Dr. Gita Dharampal-Frick
  • Tribute to the graduates - Apl. Prof. Dr. Jörg Gengnagel
  • Closing by the students - Rani Francis and Stephan Rühle
  • Musical interlude - Dr. Ananda Samir Chopra on the sitar
  • Afterwards the SAI Winter Party
Please find the official invitation here.

Information session of former students of SAI 2013

On 28 June 2013 an information session took place at the Heinrich-Zimmer-Saal (library) of SAI, in which former students of our institute gave an account of their further academic and/or occupational career.

Lecturers were:

  1. Tobias Rottwinkel (graduation year 2010; live from India via Skype) gave an account of his work at a German enterprise in Banglaore
  2. Mira Burmeister-Rudolph (graduation year 2011; live from Switzerland via Skype) reported on her Master's Degree Programme "International Migration and International Relations" in Osnabück
  3. Manuel Singh (graduation year 2012) reported on his trainee programme at an enterprise in Reutlingen
  4. Felix Eickelbeck (graduation year 2010) gave an account of his acadamic career

Contact
Address
Alumni
South Asia Institute
Heidelberg University
Im Neuenheimer Feld 330
69120 Heidelberg
Germany

General
alumni@sai.uni-heidelberg.de

Former students
Dr. Lars Stöwesand
Tel: +49 6221 54-4313
suedasienstudien@sai.uni-heidelberg.de

Former colleagues and guests
Dr. Martin Gieselmann
Tel: +49 6221 54-8900
gieselmann@sai.uni-heidelberg.de

E-mail List
We have two email lists that are open for everyone interested in South Asia:
SA-Studien provides you with information about internships and study exchange programmes in South Asia as well as about events regarding South Asia.
SAI-Liste only informs you about the events regarding South Asia.