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

EU-India research perspectives on Plastic Waste

A virtual seminar co-hosted by the Delegation of the European Union to India andthe Embassy…

Take a glimpse into waste management projects of IGCS fellows!

Graduate student Daniela and PhD student Katleen conducted research projects on the topic of waste…

10 years of IGCS – celebrations and milestones

IGCS celebrated ten years of existence. With this milestone, well-known IGCS-faces from IIT Madras stepped…

Announcements

Summer School 2020: Online-event in October!

IGCS has made the decision to shift the Summer School to a later time this…

Summer Call for IGCS Scholarships in 2020

Next deadline: 30.06.2020! IGCS is proud to announce the scholarship program for 2020. We are…

Workshop “Resilient cities: promises and paradoxes”

Application deadline: 30.03.2020! IGCS-Alumni Mariana Brito invites early-career researchers to participate in the international workshop…
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Oktober 16th

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IGCS Summer School 2020

Day 12 concluded our memorable 2 weeks. Our participants shared the results of their respective group works and were involved in intense discussions.

On behalf of the IGCS team, thank you to everyone for their dedicated participation to make the Summer School a success during these unprecedented times. And, thank you to our Facebook followers for engaging with our Summer School updates.

We hope to see you again for our upcoming Winter School 2021.

IGCS Summer School 2020

Day 12 concluded our memorable 2 weeks. Our participants shared the results of their respective group works and were involved in intense discussions.

On behalf of the IGCS team, thank you to everyone for their dedicated participation to make the Summer School a success during these unprecedented times. And, thank you to our Facebook followers for engaging with our Summer School updates.

We hope to see you again for our upcoming Winter School 2021.
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Oktober 15th

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IGCS Summer School 2020

Day 11 was used by the participants and their respective mentors to finish their group work for the final presentation tomorrow.

Meanwhile, some of our participants met up in Aachen to celebrate the summer school!

IGCS Summer School 2020

Day 11 was used by the participants and their respective mentors to finish their group work for the final presentation tomorrow.

Meanwhile, some of our participants met up in Aachen to celebrate the summer school!
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Oktober 14th

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IGCS Summer School 2020

Day 10 rounded our Inter-disciplinary lectures with interesting case studies on the topics Transformative Power of Urban Living Labs and Bhubaneshwar Smart Bike.

Next, our participants will finalize their group projects to present their findings at the end of the school.

IGCS Summer School 2020

Day 10 rounded our Inter-disciplinary lectures with interesting case studies on the topics 'Transformative Power of Urban Living Labs' and 'Bhubaneshwar Smart Bike.'

Next, our participants will finalize their group projects to present their findings at the end of the school.
... See MoreSee Less