A New Passage to India und Deutsch-Indische Partnerschaften in der Hochschulzusammenarbeit

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A New Passage to India

2009 mit Mitteln des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) gestartet, verfolgt die Initiative „A New Passage to India“ (ANPtI)  das Ziel, Indienkompetenz deutscher Nachwuchswissenschaftler zu erhöhen, deutsche und indische Studierende, Graduierte und Promovierende mit der jeweils anderen Arbeits- und Forschungswelt in Kontakt zu bringen und die gegenseitige Wahrnehmung als Forschungsnation zu stärken.

Sowohl die einzelnen Fördermaßnahmen innerhalb des Programms ANPtI als auch die damit einhergehenden Informations- und Werbeveranstaltungen zu Indien als Studien- und Forschungsstandort haben das Interesse am Austausch spürbar erhöht. Dies schlägt sich nicht nur in den direkten Förderzahlen des Programms, sondern auch in anderen Förderprogrammen des DAAD nieder: Dank der ANPtI-Förderung stieg die Anzahl der deutschen Geförderten mit Indienbezug um ca. 40 % beachtlich an.

Erfolgsbilanz des ANPtI-Programms - Gefördertenzahlen seit 2009

Im Zeitraum von 2009 bis 2015 förderte der DAAD im Rahmen von ANPtI-Programm insgesamt 2.413 deutsche Studierende, Graduierte und Doktoranden. Das entspricht einer Steigerung der Förderungen im Vergleich zu den Standardaustauschprogrammen in der gleichen Periode um ca. 40%. Der fachliche Schwerpunkt lag in den Wirtschaftswissenschaften.

DAAD-geförderte Deutsche nach Indien

ANPtI-Geförderte in der Förderlinie I

ANPtI-Geförderte an Zentren für Moderne Indienstudien

DAAD-Geförderte am Indo-German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS)

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Das Maßnahmenpaket

Entsprechend der Zielsetzung von ANPtI setzt sich das Maßnahmenpaket aus drei Förderlinien zusammen:

Programmlinie 1 (2009 - 2016):

Flexible Studien- und Forschungsaufenthalte für deutsche Studierende, Graduierte und Doktoranden aller Fachrichtungen für Aufenthalte bis zu 1 Jahr im Rahmen von Hochschulkooperationen (Mobilitätsförderung).

Seit dem 01.07.2016 ist die Mobilitätsförderung durch Deutsch-Indische Partnerschaften in der Hochschulzusammenarbeit (Indo-German-Partnerships in Higher Education) abgelöst worden. Das Programm soll die bisherige Zusammenarbeit intensivieren und die Internationalisierung stärken.

Programmlinie 2:

Praktika für indische Studierende an deutschen Universitäten zur Assistenz von Doktoranden bis zu 3 Monaten („Working in Science and Engineering“, WISE).

Programmlinie 3:

  • Förderung von Deutsch-Indischen Kompetenzzentren: Seit 2010 werden drei Zentren für Moderne Indienstudien an deutschen Universitäten gefördert.
  • Förderung des Deutsch-Indischen Zentrums für Nachhaltigkeit am IIT Madras (IGCS).

Zentrum für Moderne Indienstudien an der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Center for Modern Indian Studies, CeMIS)

Schwerpunkt: Das Zentrum hat einen historisch-sozialwissenschaftlichen Lehr- und Forschungsschwerpunkt.

Tragende Fakultäten: 

- Sozialwissenschaftliche (federführend)
- Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche und
- Philosophische Fakultäten

Übergreifende Themen:

- Urbanisierung
- Gesellschaftlicher Wandel
- Informeller Arbeitssektor

Studienangebot:

- 2-Fächer-Bachelorstudiengang: Moderne Indienstudien
- Masterstudium: Modern Indian Studies (englischsprachig)

CeMIS

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Zentrum für Moderne Indienstudien der Universität zu Köln (Center for Modern Indian Studies University of Cologne, CMIS-UC)

Schwerpunkt: Entwicklung des ländlichen Raumes in Indien.

Tragende Fakultäten:

- Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche
- Rechtswissenschaftliche und
- Philosophische Fakultäten

CMIS-UC

Publikationen

Zentrum Modernes Indien (ZMI) an der Universität Würzburg

Ziel: Ausbau inter- und transdisziplinärer Strukturen mit dem Schwerpunkt auf dem Studium des modernen Indien.

Tragende Fakultäten:

- Philosophische Fakultät I
- Philosophische Fakultät II
- Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche und
- Juristische Fakultäten

Fachliche Schwerpunkte:

- Masterstudiengang „Modernes Indien“
- „Karnataka Studies“
- Genderforschung: Performing Gender – Negotiating Space in Civil Society (im Konsortium unter der Führung des CeMIS Göttingen).

ZMI

Deutsch-Indisches Zentrum für Nachhaltigkeit am IIT Madras in Chennai (Indo-German Centre for Sustainability - IGCS)

Das Indo-German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS) ist ein am Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) in Chennai eingerichtetes Zentrum für transdisziplinäre Nachhaltigkeitslehre und -forschung in den Bereichen Wasser, Abfall, Landnutzung und Erneuerbare Energien. Unter der Federführung der RWTH Aachen kooperieren die Universitäten Kiel (Wasser), die Universität Stuttgart (Abfall), die TU Berlin (Energie) und die TU München (Landnutzung) mit dem IITM, durch die Wahrnehmung der Fachkoordination in den zuvor genannten Fachbereichen.

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Indo-German Centre for Sustainability

Seit 2010 wird das IGCS aus Mitteln des BMBF im Rahmen des Programms „A New Passage to India“ (ANPtI) gefördert. Das indische Ministry of Science and Technology (Department of Science and Technology, DST) stellt zusätzliche Forschungsmittel zur Verfügung. Auf deutscher Seite konnten zudem zusätzliche Industriemittel eingeworben werden. Im Zentrum der Projektaktivitäten steht die Vermittlung deutscher Dozenten an das IGCS für die Schwerpunktbereiche des Zentrums. Daneben werden vor allem Mobilitätsstipendien und die Durchführung von Summer- und Winterschools, Konferenzen und Workshops unterstützt. Letztere stehen inhaltlich in direktem Zusammenhang mit der indischen Förderung des IGCS. Ein 2016 vereinbartes gemeinsames PhD-Programm zwischen der RWTH Aachen und dem IITM wird die Verbindung zwischen Forschung und Lehre weiter sinnvoll ergänzen.

Für alle vier Schwerpunktbereiche des IGCS wurden Lehrmodule entwickelt, um das Thema Nachhaltigkeit in der Ausbildung frühzeitig zu etablieren. Für Bachelorstudierende am IITM ist ein Modul zur Nachhaltigkeit fester Bestandteil des Lehrplans.

Anpti-feldbesuch

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Das IGCS ist ein Exzellenzzentrum für integrierte, technikorientierte Nachhaltigkeitsforschung unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Ressourceneffizienz. Herausragendes Merkmal ist dabei die Etablierung inter- und transdisziplinärer Ansätzen sowohl in der Lehre als auch in der Forschung. Angesichts des vielfältigen Austauschs bei Konferenzen und Workshops haben sich immer neue Perspektiven für innovative Forschungsprojekte ergeben. Nicht zuletzt durch die Mobilitätsförderung auf allen akademischen Level konnten eine beträchtliche Anzahl an Kooperationspartnern in Indien und Deutschland gewonnen werden. Das IGCS nimmt mit seinem integrierten, technikorientierten Lehr- und Forschungsschwerpunkt eine besondere Position im indischen Hochschulsystem ein.

Um das Potenzial des IGCS zukünftig noch besser zu nutzen, werden das Strukturmodell des Zentrums und die strategische Planung sowie die institutionelle Eigenständigkeit in Lehre und Forschung fortentwickelt. Noch im Jahr 2017 wird das IGCS neue Räumlichkeiten im Rahmen des Biotechnology and Center for Sustainability-Gebäudes des IITM beziehen.

Kurze Bilanz des IGCS seit der Eröffnung im Dezember 2010:

Mobilität Graduierte, Doktoranden, Postdocs, Dozenten, Wissenschaftler Seit 2011 insgesamt 425 Personen, davon 274 Deutsche und 151 Inder
Lehre

Winter-+ Summer-
school zu wechselnden Schwerpunktthemen

Seit 2012 am IITM bzw. Standort deutscher Hochschulpartner; mit je bis zu 15 Masterstudierenden + Doktoranden diverser indischer und deutscher Hochschulen
Bachelor/Master
am IITM
Seit 2013 Konzeption/Unterricht von 12 Kursen mit Nachhaltigkeitsbezug; davon ein Pflichtkurs für bis zu 800 Studienanfängern
MOOC „Sustainability in River Basin Management“; erstmalig 2015 mit knapp 300 Eingeschriebenen
Joint PhD
Supervision
erstes Promotionsvorhaben ab Nov. 2015; das  2016 vereinbarte Joint PhD Program zwischen IITM-RWTH Aachen wird seinen Beitrag dazu leisten
Forschung DST Seit 2014 acht Forschungsprojekte zum Themenbereich Climate Change
Fa. Reinhausen Finanziert das Forschungsprogramm „Sustainable Power Engineering“ inklusive Laboreinrichtung und bis zu 4 Doktoranden seit 2014 (erste industrielle Kooperation)
CSR Mittel
indischer Firmen
 
2016 wurden vier Projekte aus Coperate Social Responsability Geldern indischer Firmen bewilligt
GIZ 2016 wurden 2 Aufträge der GIZ im Rahmen des Inclusive Cities Partnership Program angenommen
Netzwerk-bildung Konferenzen Seit 2012 wurden insgesamt 15 Konferenzen / Symposien vom IGCS erfolgreich durchgeführt
Workshops Im gleichen Zeitraum fanden 13 Workshops i.d.R. zu den DST Forschungsprojekten statt
Publikationen Journale 34 wissenschaftliche Artikel
Konferenzen 9 Tagungsbände
Werbemittel Seit 2013 vierteljährliches IGCS Bulletin, Flyer + Poster für alle Winter- und Summerschools sowie eine Imagebroschüre zu den Forschungsprojekten

Vision: Meeting the Challenges of Future Livelihood

Kontakt

DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
Referat P 24 / Kooperationsprojekte in Nahost, Asien, Afrika und Lateinamerika

Heike Martin
Tel.: +49 228 882-694
Fax.: +49 228 882-9694
Email: h.martin@daad.de

Heide Albertin
Tel.: +49 228 882-275
Fax.: +49 228 882-9275
Email: albertin@daad.de

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Deutsch-Indische Partnerschaften in der Hochschulzusammenarbeit (DIP)

Die Vielzahl der durch ANPtI angestoßenen und weiterentwickelten deutsch-indischen Hochschulkooperationen veranlasste die Bildungsministerien der beiden Länder die Kooperation indischer und deutscher Hochschulen auszubauen: Das partnerschaftlich konzipierte und finanzierte DIP-Programm der University Grants Commission (UGC) und des Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienstes (DAAD) soll durch die Intensivierung der Zusammenarbeit auf institutioneller Ebene und der Entwicklung und Implementierung innovativer Lehr- und Forschungsprofile für die Master- und PhD- Ausbildung dazu beitragen, die Internationalisierung deutscher und indischer Hochschulen voranzutreiben.

Informationen zum Förderprogramm

Geförderte Projekte

Set dem 01.07.2016 befinden sich 10 Projekte in der Förderung:

Kurzprofile der Projekte in englischer Sprache

Partnership Freie Universität Berlin – IIT Bombay

Fub-iit Bombay

The newly established institutional cooperation between Freie Universität Berlin and the IIT Bombay, two of the leading research institutions in their respective countries, receives support under the Indo-German Partnerships in Higher Education Programme. The additional funding will help establishing new ties and strengthening those already existing at all levels. The medium-term goals of this four-year project are:

  • to establish close linkages between relevant academic fields by fostering the exchange of students, junior researchers and professors and funding joint research initiatives, particularly in the STEM subjects as well as in the social sciences
  • to share best practices in the field of interdisciplinary teaching and research
  • to provide a forum for the exchange in administration and management, such as in internationalization, gender equality, technology transfer, and transferable skills, e.g. through systematic staff exchange and joint formats
  • to achieve measurable progress in internationalization at both partner institutions
  • to create a network of both established and emerging researchers and practitioners
  • to offer students international study opportunities, joint teaching modules and – in the long run – joint degrees

Possible formats may include, but are not limited to:

  • Bi-lateral exchanges (mobility of students and faculty)
  • Intensive Workshops (for junior and senior faculty/researchers) and joint conferences
  • Staff exchange and training weeks for administrators

The general objectives of these strategic partnerships are:

  • strengthening the quality of research through the use of complementary strengths
  • improving the promotion of young scientists, in particular through close cooperation in doctoral education
  • advancing the career path model of FUB through frameworks for the exchange and qualification of junior researchers
  • developing unique international opportunities for students, including joint summer schools, structured exchanges, joint teaching modules, and joint degrees
  • widening the horizon of administrative staff through international exchanges
  • synchronizing efforts in raising third party funding

By 2020, IIT Bombay and FUB intend to have:

  • established interdisciplinary third-party funded research projects;
  • created shared teaching modules in environmental research, possibly also with a new textbook
  • components and concepts for joint supervision of doctoral candidates;
  • regular staff exchange.

Further information

Partnership Freie Universität Berlin – Jawaharlal Nehru University

Fu Berlin - Jnu

Building on more than a decade of institutional collaboration between the two partner universities, and cherishing the tradition and profile of both universities as leading research institutions in humanities and social sciences in their respective countries, the additional funding under the Indo-German Partnerships in Higher Education Programme will strengthen the existing partnerships between FUB and JNU at all levels. The medium-term goals of this four-year project are:

  • to establish close linkages in the humanities and social sciences by fostering the exchange of students, junior researchers and professors and funding joint research initiatives, particularly in Theatre and Cultural Studies as well as Political Science
  • to share best practices in the field of interdisciplinary teaching and research
  • to provide a forum for exchange in administration and management, such as in internationalization, gender issues, and transferable skills, e.g. through systematic staff

exchange and joint formats

  • to create measurable progress in internationalization at both partner institutions

Possible formats may include, but are not limited to:

  • bi-lateral exchanges (mobility of students and faculty)
  • intensive Workshops (for junior and senior faculty/researchers) and joint conferences
  • staff exchange and training weeks for administrators (in order to learn from each

other – particularly in terms of campus management, outreach activities, etc.)

  • preparation for the establishment of joint or double degrees or joint PhD programs

The partnership has three focus areas, namely Theatre and Cultural Studies, Political Science (Area Studies with a focus on European Studies) and University Management and can be envisaged along the following lines:

  • Research: To expand collaboration across two research areas i) Theatre and Culture Studies and ii) Political Science (Area Studies). It is proposed to launch research projects that can lead to joint conferences and workshops as well as summer or winter schools in either New Delhi or Berlin
  • Innovation: To enhance the cooperation between the Indian and German faculties, students and university administrations respectively by offering new means of interaction and learning aimed at building better learning communities
  • Mobility: To enable focussed mobility of students, and faculty working / researching on the proposed theme in order to foster lasting networks between researchers
  • Internationalisation: Interfacing the Universities on all levels so that the interaction between students, faculty and administration can create new learning communities.

Further information

Strategic Partnership RWTH Aachen University – IIT Madras

Rwth-iit Madras

With shared core institutional values and objectives, IIT Madras and RWTH Aachen University intend to join forces in research and teaching to deliver advanced technology and scientific progress to global challenges.

Both universities strongly emphasise applied research, are oriented towards industry cooperation and have declared the cultivation of innovation and entrepreneurship a key element of their institutional objectives. Acknowledging the key importance of exchange and collaboration in education and research for the development of economic potential, IIT Madras and RWTH Aachen University strive to educate human resources in possession of intercultural knowledge and experience, thus apt to perform excellently in an Indo-German bi-national context.

This partnership will create joint structures and programmes that are designed to:

  • Sustain and promote existing collaborations in Energy, Engineering, Environment, Bio(techno)logy, Materials and Medical Technology as well as spark new collaborations in other fields;
  • Develop joint degrees, digital teaching, entrepreneurship, industry cooperation and alumni as new fields of institutional cooperation;

Nurture institutionalisation and continuation of relations, lifting them to a higher level and performing permanent bonds.

Further information

Partnership Technical University Clausthal (TUC) – Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IIScB)

Indo-German Partnership (INGPAR)

Ingpar

The overall aim of this project is to contribute to the internationalization of the participating institutions through

  • development and implementation of innovative teaching and research profiles
  • exchange of master’s and doctoral students
  • tie up with third parties from academia and industry for collaboration

INGPAR is an Indo-German Partnership between Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore and Clausthal University of Technology. With regard to innovative teaching INGPAR will introduce student team project work focussing on solving real world problems, which can be achieved by today´s advances in internet connectivity. Therefore, a variety of new avenues and methodologies for enhancing the experience of teaching, as well as expanding teaching opportunities for students independent of time and location become possible. This will allow enhancing the web-based training system approach by integrating the web-based remote access concept that enable students to access real-time laboratory data and/or control instruments running training research projects on a server via the Web. The term web remote access means: pertaining communication with a data processing facility from a remote location through a data link to remote desktops or any type of remote application, including remote browser. Remote access gives the Indo-German student team members the flexibility to access and control their projects on local digital devices from laptops to smartphones. The availability of remote access in the form of laboratories and servers with educational blended learning material is of utmost importance because this allow distributing specific expertise available at the participating universities within the international training and research partnership program INGPAR, integrating theory and best practice in a cost effective way at high quality standard level in training, which is essential to develop and improve students hard- and soft kills on their way to become a well trained workforce for academia and industry. The innovative research profile will be addressed bringing together a set of generic categories of assets such as: scientific research assets, process innovation, create innovative application assets, and aesthetic design assets which may sometimes require the activation of only one asset type, but more often a specific constellation of more asset types may be essential to be mobilized. Thus, the innovative research profile with its focus on digitization be divided into three themes for PhD candidates:

  • Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things
  • Smart Cities
  • Smart Mobility and Automotive IT

which reflect the situation being in touch with current scientific and social issues. These topics are Indian and German top sectors and represent grand challenges with regard to embedding cybersecurity. Scientific quality, interdisciplinary research and societal relevance are key terms in today’s research. In this regard TUC and IIScB invest in talent to stimulate top-class research.

Further information

Partnership Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen Nürnberg (FAU) – Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)

Multiscale Modeling, Simulation and Optimization for Energy, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing

The IIT Delhi and FAU will join forces and concentrate their activities on the interdisciplinary research area: Multiscale Modelling, Simulation and Optimization for Energy, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing. The chosen research topic is a cross cutting discipline that is fundamentally crucial for progress in all of the challenging areas mentioned above. Moreover, research in modeling, simulation and optimization does not rely on infrastructural expensive laboratories, but rather on office space and computer equipment that is available at both institutes.

The idea of the current proposal is to build on ongoing bilateral collaborations with partners at IIT Delhi and, in parallel, establish a platform for interdisciplinary research and cross communication. This will be achieved via individual travel of PhDs, Post Docs and the PIs between the two partner locations in addition to workshops/winter schools to be held in Delhi and at FAU. The workshops will be designed to provide short courses given by the involved PIs in order to prepare master students and PhD students for a sandwich dissertation in the framework of tandem advisors. The third and fourth year should particularly concentrate on interdisciplinary research within the groups involved in preparation of a DFG-funded international training group in the area of Multiscale Modeling Simulation and Optimization for Energy, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing. To this end, intensive consultations, videoconferences, travel activities must be accompanied by international workshops that exposes the previously established interdisciplinary research to an international audience.

Through the present partnership, IIT Delhi and FAU Erlangen aim to intensify their academic and research co-operations as well as the internationalization of their academic programs. The overall broad theme “Multi-scale Modeling, Simulation and Optimization for Energy, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing” is subdivided into five research projects, namely:

  • Multiscale modeling and simulation of high performance heterogeneous materials
  • Multi-scale modeling and simulation for energy generation
  • Deep Conversion in Packed Bed Reactors
  • Numerical Simulation of Advanced Metal Forming Processes
  • Adaptive wavelet methods for optimal control of quasilinear balance laws on networks.

Further information

Partnership University of Heidelberg - Jawahalal Nehru University

New Directions in “Active Ageing” and “Age-friendly Culture”

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With the project “New Directions in ‘Active Ageing’ and ‘Age-friendly Culture’ in India and Germany” Heidelberg University and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi will offer an innovative, multifaceted program for an interdisciplinary research exchange. Heidelberg participants include the Institute for Gerontology, the South Asia Institute, and the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies. The New Delhi partners are the Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, and Centre of Social Medicine & Community Health.

Both Germany and India face the challenges of “active ageing” and “age-friendly culture,” but in different ways. It is the aim of the project to set up an exchange program and to develop an innovative research agenda in close cooperation with Indian colleagues. The exchange program comprises researchers, students, doctoral candidates as well as post-doctoral fellows. It relies on a mix of research (short-term stays), teaching, and discussion (spring, summer or winter schools) and will ensure that new trends and critical ideas about active ageing and age-friendly culture come into focus. The core group of applicants stems from an interdisciplinary group of researchers in social and health related studies (cultural anthropology, gerontology, psychology, public health, sociology). In addition, we hope to reach out to further disciplines that offer new insights into the core themes, namely:

  1. Images of age and ageing
  2. Political and ethical discourses on responsibility in and for old age
  3. Medical and non-medical intervention, caring
  4. New technologies and Gerontechnology
  5. Indian Models of Ageing
  6. Indian Nursing Homes
  7. Environmental gerontology, urban anthropology
  8. Migration and care
  9. Media representation and production

Moreover, the project will reflect upon, discuss and further develop these new concepts by considering public depictions and images of these topics: for example, an "Indo-German Film Festival of Generations," a high-profile series of public lectures and public forums (held in the context of the program) on the problems and opportunities associated with ageing in India. The project is designed to build upon existing synergies between JNU and Heidelberg by introducing a new topic that is of great relevance to both Germany and India.

Partnership University of Potsdam – University of Delhi

Writing the Cosmopolitan Imagination

U Potsdam-u Delhi

“Writing the Cosmopolitan Imagination: Genre Transaction in World-Literary Space” conjoins three research themes that are crucially relevant in current literary and cultural studies: It links the discussion of an emergent transnational ‘world literature’ with contemporary debates over cosmopolitanism, planetarity and global citizenship as well as with the recent turn towards genre as an inherently social dimension of literature. By bringing these three dimensions together, the collaboration project aims to reassess and productively investigate in a sustained bilateral dialogue the ways in which literature contributes to the articulation of identities in the globalization process. This will also include the research of historical situations and periods in which elements of the current conjuncture have already been anticipated.

Under conditions of globalization, imagined communities have acquired transnational and

cosmopolitan dimensions: People increasingly “think and feel beyond the nation and hence inhabit imagined worlds that exceed but certainly not fully supersede clear-cut national or local affiliations. Writing the Cosmopolitan Imagination takes this observation as the starting point for collaborative international research of the role that literature plays in the bringing-forth of such transnational imagined worlds. 

This project hopes to foster an understanding of the manifold ways and forms in which contemporary literature works to make the transnational, increasingly cosmopolitan world meaningful.

The collaboration will comprise

  • individual research projects by PhD and postdoctoral researchers in English or German Studies;
  • reciprocal faculty members’ exchange including the teaching of seminars at the host university;
  • reciprocal students’ exchange;
  • summer and winter schools at both partner institutions;
  • an international conference with publication of proceedings;
  • guided students’ project work;
  • development of a joint module with an e-learning component;
  • joint PhD supervision where applicable.

Further information

Partnership University of Würzburg/English Literature and Cultural Studies – JNU / Centre for English Studies

Literature in a Globalised World: Creative and Critical Perspectives

U Wü - U Delhi

The jointly funded teaching and research project is located in the new field of Literature and Globalization Studies and attempts to analyse the extent to which literary texts provide creative and critical perspectives on the processes of globalization.

This project will allow students to build a profile in literary globalization studies, a new and expanding field of research. Students will also acquire knowledge of key theoretical texts that provide a methodology for studying literature in transnational contexts. Innovative pedagogic methods and research concerns will evolve in the following areas:

  • literature and globalization: theoretical perspectives
  • literature and globalization: historical perspectives
  • globalization and gender
  • the genres of globalization
  • global theatre and performance studies
  • globalization and ecocriticism

The measures in this programme include seminars, workshops, lectures as well as a Winter School and a Summer School taught jointly by lecturers of Würzburg University, JNU Delhi and other international guest professors.

Further information

Partnership University of Würzburg/Educational Science – Delhi University

Adult and Lifelong Learning: Indian and European Insights

U Wü - U Delhi

Adult and lifelong education has become an international phenomenon, representing the ongoing process of globalisation in education. This applies for the educational policy level, the provider of education programmes as well as the learners’ level. The project focuses on an international comparative perspective on adult and lifelong education in India and Germany, whereby Germany will be analysed in the context of Europe.

The following areas indicate strong mutual benefits in both teaching and research:

  1. Joint research projects with a focus on international strategies and comparative studies in lifelong learning could show the effects of European educational policies in India.
  2. The focus on lifelong education for marginalised groups in India provides new perspectives on research on inclusion and Lebensweltorientierung in adult and continuing education in Germany.
  3. The joint research on professionalisation in adult education has identified similar and different indicators for the further development of the field in academic and practical contexts.

The centre of the project is the realisation of an annual two-week Summer School in Delhi

and an annual two-week Winter School in Würzburg for master’s and doctoral students in the field of adult and continuing education. The Summer School in Delhi addresses the issue of adult and continuing education as university extension as part of the universities’ third mission in India, as well as marginalised groups of adult learners. The Würzburg Winter School focuses on European policies in adult and lifelong learning as well as the international-comparative approach in adult and continuing education.

Further information

Partnership University of Würzburg - Jawaharlal Nehru University

Foundations of the Indo-European Strategic Partnership

U Wü - U Delhi

The cooperation will focus on the common motif of “Foundations of the Europe-India Strategic Partnership: Comparative Perspectives on European and Indian Political Ideas, Policy and International Cooperation”. The goal is to expound the political thought, fundamental principles and current structures of the Europe-India partnership which – on the political level – is based on the EU-India Strategic Partnership contracted in 2004.

The project aims at strengthening the ties with JNU, and thereby expanding the internationalisation of the Institute for Political Science and Sociology (IPS) and the University of Würzburg by

  • providing both IPS and JNU students with the possibility to travel to the respective partner institution in order to undertake research for their theses and their research projects as well as to attend courses, seminars and Winter and Summer Schools, and
  • providing both IPS and JNU faculty with the possibility to intensify and enhance their research and teaching collaboration through faculty mobility, joint workshops, book projects and conference participation, thus enabling faculty members
  • to teach and give talks in both universities’ programmes and their Summer Schools, thereby continuing our successful teaching twinning by embedding the

Indian and German faculty respectively in each other’s courses,

  • to work together with their counterparts to develop innovative teaching formats, for instance a new joint Summer or Winter School, and
  • to enhance research cooperation and work on their respective projects.

Further information

Kontakt

DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
Referat P 24 / Kooperationsprojekte in Nahost, Asien, Afrika und Lateinamerika

Heike Martin
Tel.: +49 228 882-694
Fax.: +49 228 882-9694
Email: h.martin@daad.de

Heide Albertin
Tel.: +49 228 882-275
Fax.: +49 228 882-9275
Email: albertin@daad.de

BMBF

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Kontaktpflege zu den DAAD-Alumni sowie deren Vernetzung untereinander ist uns ein wichtiges Anliegen. Deswegen tragen wir im Rahmen unseres Alumni-Services Sorge dafür, dass Sie bei ihren Aktivitäten Unterstützung erhalten. Wir freuen uns, dass engagierte DAAD-Alumni zum Erfahrungsaustausch und zum Zwecke der Vernetzung einen IndiAlumni Verein gegründet haben.

IndiAlumni                        

IndiAlumni ist ein eingetragener Verein der Akademiker mit intensiver Indienerfahrung aus unterschiedlichsten Fachrichtungen. Ziel des Vereins ist die Förderung von gesellschaftlichem und sozialem Engagement im deutsch-indischen Kontext sowie die Förderung des kulturellen, wirtschaftlichen und wissenschaftlichen Austausches zwischen Indien und Deutschland. Das IndiAlumni-Netzwerk wird vom DAAD unterstützt und bietet allen DAAD-Stipendiaten die Möglichkeit, sich mit "Indienerfahrenen" zu vernetzen.

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