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Delhi Branch Office



New Resident Representative takes over
On May 5th, the new resident representative of the South Asia Institute, Dr. Doris Hillger, has taken over from Peter Braun. With a background in Political Science and Modern Indology, she has currently completed her PhD in Political Science from Hamburg University and GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies. Her focus of research is on educational governance, administrative reform and decentralisation. Dr. Hillger is also heading the newly established regional liaison office of the Cluster of Excellence ‘Asia and Europe’ of Heidelberg University.
Posted on 06 May 2009
SAI has signed MoU with Jamia Millia Islamia
On April 2nd 2009 the South Asia Institute and Jamia Millia Islamia University signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance their cooperation in the areas of exchange of faculty members, joint research activities, and joint short-term academic programmes targeted at students and young scholars. SAI is now signatory to MoUs with all the three central universities in Delhi.
Posted on 05 Apr 2009
Heidelberg University launches its Heidelberg Centre South Asia
The Heidelberg Centre South Asia aims at further enhancing academic cooperation between Heidelberg University and leading research and teaching institutions in the countries of South Asia. It can draw on 47 years of experience in academic cooperation in the region of its South Asia Institute, which runs its Branch Office in New Delhi since 1962, and the evolving networks of the Cluster of Excellence 'Asia and Europe in a Global Context', which has joined the SAI Branch Office in May this year.
The Heidelberg Centre will be one of the largest German university representations in India, whose numbers are expected to increase in the coming years in the course of the German Foreign and Education Ministries' joint 'Research and Academic Relations Initiative'. The Office will become fully functional with the deployment of additional staff and the planned relocation under the roof of the German Science Forum here in Delhi in the course of 2010/11.
The Opening Ceremony will take place on 17th November, 4 pm, at Max Mueller Bhavan.
Posted on 13 Nov 2009

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