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General Information

Many countries have made commitments to implement and promote sustainability, both nationally and internationally – the Rio Declaration and Agenda 21, in particular with a view to promoting sustainable development (Art. 3d). According to the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED), this is “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Sustainable development ...

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Advisory Board Co-Chairs

Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi (Director of the IIT Madras, Chennai, India) and Prof. Dr. Ernst Schmachtenberg (Rector of RWTH Aachen University)               Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi (Director of the IIT Madras, Chennai, India) Curriculum: 2011: Director of IITM and Honorary Director of the Centre of Excellence in Wireless Technology (CEWiT) (since 2005) 2005 – 2008: Dean of the Planning Department at IIT Madras 1993 – 1 ...

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Centre Coordinators

Two Centre Coordinators facilitate the activities of the Indo-German Centre for Sustainability and represent the connecting authorities between the two universities. Prof B.S. Murty, Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and Prof Rafig Azzam from RWTH Aachen University have been in charge of IGCS since 2017 and 2010 respectively. Please find more details about their activities below.             Prof Dr B. S. Murty ...

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Area Coordinators Waste Management

Prof Ligy Philip (Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India) Prof Dr Martin Kranert (Department of Waste Management and Emissions | ISWA | University of Stuttgart, Germany)           Prof Ligy Philip (Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras, Chennai, India) Curriculum Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. (March 2009 onwards) Associate ...

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Area Coordinators Water Management

Prof Dr B.S. Murty (Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India) Prof Dr Nicola Fohrer (Department of Hydrology and Water Resources Management at CAU Kiel, Germany)       Prof Dr B. S. Murty (Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras) Curriculum 2004 (ongoing): Professor, IIT Madras 2001: Associate Professor, IIT Madras 1998: Assistant Professor, IIT Madras 1997: Associate Professor, IIT Kanpur 199 ...

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Area Coordinators Energy

Prof. Dr. Krishna Vasudevan (Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras) Prof. Dr. F. Behrendt (Institut für Energietechnik, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)         Prof. Dr. Krishna Vasudevan (Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras) Curriculum 1998 – onwards Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Madras 2006 DAAD fellowship for research 1996 and 1998 Senior Engineer with M/s Lucas TVS Ltd., performance impr ...

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Area Coordinators Land Use/Urban and Rural Development

Prof Dr S. Chella Rajan, IIT Madras, India Prof Dr H. Schnyder, Technical University Munich           Prof. Sudhir  Chella  Rajan (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras, Chennai, India) Curriculum 2007 (ongoing): Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras 2000: Senior Fellow, Tellus Institute, Boston, MA, USA 1999: Consultant, UNDP, New York 1995: Director (Operations and Asia), International Energy Init ...

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Research

Research at IGCS is sponsored by industrial partners and supported by IIT Madras and Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.           ...

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Academic Exchange

The IGCS provides various exchange possibilities on different levels. In order to secure the integration of the Centre into the existing research and study structure of the IITM, and to allow optimal utilisation of the expertise of all involved partners, the Centre provides long-term visiting professorships (duration: 1 to 3 years) and postdoc positions (duration: 1-2 years) in specific areas of research. These areas should be agreed upon with the IITM. The pos ...

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