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First Indo-German Dialog on Excellence in Research and Innovation - “Internationalization as the Key Impulse”
The first symposium in the series Indo-German Dialogue on Excellence in Research and Education took place on 14 October 2015 at the German Embassy. It was organized by DAAD in cooperation with Freie Universitšt Berlin, Universitšt Heidelberg, University of Cologne and TUM, and funded by the DWIH. The first symposium focussed on the topic: ‘Internationalisation as a Key Impulse for Excellence in Research and Education. Three Indo-German Expert Panels addressed the audience with themes like Creating Structures of Academic Governance, Promoting International Mobility- Inbound and Outbound and Institutionalising Cooperations and Networks- Alumni Groups and Research Clusters. Please find the full programme here.
Heidelberg University was represented by Dr. Martin Gieselmann (South Asia Institute), who together with Professor Dr. Dhruv Raina (JNU) spoke on “Institutionalising Co-operations and Networks - Alumni Groups and Research Clusters”. Their joint presentation was moderated by Professor Dr. Amita Chandra from the Delhi University and was followed by a lively Q&A session.
This unique form of Indo-German exchange aims at bringing together Indian and German decision makers and leading experts in the education sector, to jointly and comprehensively discuss the multifaceted and all-encompassing aspects of excellence in teaching and research, to exchange ideas and experiences with regard to the challenges and opportunities and to identify areas of mutual interest.   
The second symposium in the series will take place on the 20th of November 2015 at the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan in Bangalore. The theme for the half-day event is Industry Academia Cooperation as a Key Impulse for Excellence. Heidelberg University will be represented by Dr. Sigurd Weinreich (Head - Research, Dept. of Industry Cooperation and Technology Transfer) who will speak on “Challenges and Success Factors for Industry-Academia Collaboration”. 

Posted on 26 Oct 2015
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