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Welcome to the IGCS

The IGCS serves the cooperation between German and Indian scientists on fundamental and applied research, teaching and training, dissemination of information in the area of sustainable development. Its special focus is the protection of the environment considering water resources, energy, land use and rural development and waste management. The Centre should promote the development of relevant ideas on and solutions to specific local issues, through interdisciplinary research and study projects in the above mentioned areas. The IGCS will additionally contribute to the intensification of Indo-German cooperation in key academic fields.

Mission

The IGCS aims at developing the capacity and the capability to promote sustainable development in Germany, India and South Asia. Sub-topics of research can be identified within the above mentioned core areas.  Sustainability with respect to economic, ecologic and social issues significantly enhances the existing research activities and courses offered at the IITM.  German and Indian expertise merge in joint research projects, the development of additional study programmes and in joint degree programmes.

An essential component of the IGCS’s trans-disciplinary approach is the cooperation with other institutions and organizations in order to make use of existing information, research, capacity, (best practice) experience and ongoing initiatives in the different areas of sustainable development. The research of this centre will help to meet the challenges of the global change regarding water and energy in the future.

News

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CfA | BYPASSLAB Workshop | 26.6.- 02.07.2016

The Indo-German Centre for Sustainability at IIT Madras is looking for participants to attend a ‘hack lab’ taking place late June in Chennai, TN. This lab is thematically focused on Chennai’s peri-urban fringe, which is undergoing urbanization at a fast rate. We welcome applications from professionals and students, from the fields of Urban Design & Architecture, Humanities, Journalism and Communication as well as self-trained enthusiasts

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Chennai Floods – Rapid Assessment Report

The rapid assessment report was prepared by Prof. Balaji Narasimhan, IIT Madras; Prof. S. Murty Bhallamudi, IGCS, IIT Madras; Prof. Arpita Mondal, IIT Bombay, Prof. Subimal Ghosh, IIT Bombay and Prof. P.P. Mujumdar, IISc., Bangalore under the leadership of Prof. P.P. Mujumdar, Chairman, Inter Disciplinary Center for Water Research at I.I.Sc., Bangalore. See more at: http://www.icwar.iisc.ernet.in/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Chennai-Floods-Rapid-Assessment-R

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German-Indian Ideas Competition: From waste to resource – how can we turn garbage into gold?

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is seeking ideas to tackle India’s waste problem. The international BMBF campaign “Shaping the Future – Building the City of Tomorrow” (www.shaping-the-future.org), which will get under way in spring 2016, focuses on the question of how cities can be maintained as viable, sustainable living spaces. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the initiative “Germany – Land of Ideas”

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Bulletin No 18

The latest Bulletin is out:  IGCS Bulletin Vol 5, Issue 2. Read about IGCS´s numerous activites with German and Indian researchers such as the Indo-German conference on Sustainability in February, the IGCS Winter School on Biofuels, the Winter School on Air Pollution, the Conference on Air Quality and the Panel on Disaster Management at IIT Madras. IGCS hosts a short term lecturer, Dr. Roos Gerritsen from University of Heidelberg and several students fro

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Bulletin No 17

It gives us great pleasure in bringing out the IGCS Bulletin Vol 5, Issue 1. Read about IGCS´s numerous activites with German and Indian researchers in the Peri-Urban Sustainability Project of IGCS, workshops and guests at IIT Madras. IGCS hosts a new German short term lecturer, Dr. Roos Gerritsen from University of Heidelberg and several students from FU Berlin and Universities of Cologne and Passau. An opinion is published on The Chennai Flood 2015: Tra

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Bulletin No 16

It gives us great pleasure in bringing out the IGCS Bulletin Vol 4 Issue 4 2015. Read about IGCS´s numerous activites with German and Indian researchers in the Peri-Urban Sustainability Project of IGCS, workshops and foreign guests (German Foreign Office, BayInd Student group) at IIT Madras. IGCS hosts a new German long-term reseacher, Dr. Karl Beelen from Heidelberg an several students from TU Berlin, RWTH Aachen and Bauhaus University Weimar. An inte

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Herzlich Willkommen! Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi being warmly welcomed in Frankfurt by Ambassador of India to Germany Shri Gurjeet Singh, Consul General of India in Frankfurt...

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