Source: Jean Ferox; Anna Uffmann; Anju Peter; Piero Bellanova; IIT Madras; Panjak Kumar; Kishor Bathi; Jacqueline Duwe


Who we are

The Indo-German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS) conducts research on current sustainability challenges and disseminates the knowledge thus generated. In order to achieve that, IGCS offers funding opportunities for individual research exchange between junior and senior researchers from both Germany and India. Another focus of IGCS is knowledge transfer through Summer and Winter Schools carried out in both countries. IGCS premises are located at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai, India.

India and Germany are committed to promote and implement sustainability. The essence of sustainability is a stable relationship between human activities and the natural world. There is an evident need for further, coherent reform towards full integration of sustainability and environmental concerns in mainstream socio-techno-economic development, especially in securing and protecting our resources such as water and energy, and in infrastructure development considering land use and waste management.

With its vast network of scientists and practitioners and its activities, IGCS is a source of inspiration and skills, conceptual models and standards, as well as best-practice examples for proactive transformation. It offers highly esteemed human capital and solutions for various global challenges affecting India, Germany and other countries.

News

IGCS Article: Chennai needs an adaptive governance model to tackle climate change risks

IGCS’s principal scientist Dr Avilash Roul who is researching under the Pericene Project presents an…

IGCS Podcast Launches

IGCS is proud to present its new installment to our media center- The IGCS Podcast.…

IITM Research Initiatives Spotlight (IRIS) Launches New Webinar Series

IITM Research Initiatives Spotlight (IRIS), the new series launched by IIT Madras, will be hosting…

Announcements

German-Indian Higher Education Dialogue

6th July 2021. Tuesday. 11.00 AM – 12.30 PM CET (2.30 PM -4.00 PM IST)…

Call for Abstracts – NatRiskChange conference – Co-PREPARE participation

Research Training Group NatRiskChange at the University of Potsdam is organizing a second International Conference…

Summer School 2020: Online-event in October!

IGCS has made the decision to shift the Summer School to a later time this year: 28.09.2020 – 11.10.2020. Application deadline: 15.06.2020.
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August 11th
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Released this week, the latest #IPCC #ClimateReport provides new estimates of the chances of crossing the global warming level of 1.5°C in the next decades.

Read more ➡️ bit.ly/WGICC2021
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Juli 28th
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IGCS is proud to present its new installment to our media center- The IGCS Podcast. 

The first season of the podcast provides insights into interdisciplinary training, teaching, exchange, and research in the area of sustainable development. We provide expert views and insights from our experts and professionals on their views concerning different barriers to sustainability and how IGCS is working to overcome challenges and the success stories so far.
Our first episode of the podcast is now out and we asked Prof. Nicola Fohrer and Prof. S.A. Sannasiraj about the challenges of managing coastal and inland water systems. Please follow the link below for more information:
https://www.igcs-chennai.org/igcs-media-center/igcs-podcast/

IGCS is proud to present its new installment to our media center- The IGCS Podcast.

The first season of the podcast provides insights into interdisciplinary training, teaching, exchange, and research in the area of sustainable development. We provide expert views and insights from our experts and professionals on their views concerning different barriers to sustainability and how IGCS is working to overcome challenges and the success stories so far.
Our first episode of the podcast is now out and we asked Prof. Nicola Fohrer and Prof. S.A. Sannasiraj about the challenges of managing coastal and inland water systems. Please follow the link below for more information:
www.igcs-chennai.org/igcs-media-center/igcs-podcast/
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Juli 23rd
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IGCS Summer School 2021 [Day 12]

The final day of this years Summer School 2021 ended with presentations by the participants on the results of their respective group projects.

IGCS is very proud to complete yet another version of the wonderful school experience despite the ongoing unprecedented global situation. We want to thank every participant who made this school successful and helped us overcome the challenges imposed by the physical barriers.

We leave you with some of the kind feedback from our participants during our closing ceremony:
 

Amirreza
“It was great and really perfect in every aspect. Ive got a lot of useful information and enjoyed this scientific exchange. Good job and thank you all for your efforts.”

Rohit
“Gaining knowledge through interaction.”

Ayenew
“It was really interesting, I enjoyed it a lot. Wonderful organization. I got good knowledge. Thank you so much!!!”

Rajagopal
“It was a very good opportunity for us to interact with excellent professors and working groups are really helpful to learn many things from our area of interest. Thanks to all IGCS team coordinators.”

Roshan
“Thank you IGCS for this wonderful experience.”

 Vanessa
“Thank you all of you, wonderful weeks together.“

Thank you all again, and we hope to see you soon for the Winter School next year.

IGCS Summer School 2021 [Day 12]

The final day of this year's Summer School 2021 ended with presentations by the participants on the results of their respective group projects.

IGCS is very proud to complete yet another version of the wonderful school experience despite the ongoing unprecedented global situation. We want to thank every participant who made this school successful and helped us overcome the challenges imposed by the physical barriers.

We leave you with some of the kind feedback from our participants during our closing ceremony:


Amirreza
“It was great and really perfect in every aspect. I've got a lot of useful information and enjoyed this scientific exchange. Good job and thank you all for your efforts.”

Rohit
“Gaining knowledge through interaction.”

Ayenew
“It was really interesting, I enjoyed it a lot. Wonderful organization. I got good knowledge. Thank you so much!!!”

Rajagopal
“It was a very good opportunity for us to interact with excellent professors and working groups are really helpful to learn many things from our area of interest. Thanks to all IGCS team coordinators.”

Roshan
“Thank you IGCS for this wonderful experience.”

Vanessa
“Thank you all of you, wonderful weeks together.“

Thank you all again, and we hope to see you soon for the Winter School next year.
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