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.


IGCS Summer School 2021 Participant Testimonial: Ayenew

Each year we ask our participants to share their stories and learnings from various IGCS’…

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.…


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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Oktober 15th

We wish you a happy and a peaceful #Dussehra (#VijayaDashami) - the festival which celebrates the victory of #goodoverevil. आप सबको शुभ दशहरा! Stay safe. Stay healthy.🎉☺️
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Each year we ask our participants to share their stories and learnings from various IGCS' exchange programs. Ayenew, our Summer School 2021 participant shares their experience from our past events and what you can expect from them.

Stay tuned for exciting new updates for our next events!

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August 11th

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.

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