Ambassador Dr. Ney at the Lindau Alumni Meeting 2017
Enlarge image Dr. Ingrid Krüßmann and Ambassador Dr. Martin Ney (© DFG) The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) Office in Delhi hosted the “Lindau Alumni Meeting 2017” on 1st and 2nd December to celebrate 16 years of DFG-DST (Department of Science and Technology, Government of India) collaboration in supporting young Indian researchers to participate in the Annual Lindau Nobel laureates meeting.
Ambassador Dr. Martin Ney gave the opening speech, where he emphasised the significance of Indo-German Science Cooperation by highlighting the growing attraction of German universities for Indian students and mentioning large Indo-German research projects. Enlarge image Dr. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Indian Department of Science and Technology (© DFG)
Dr. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Indian Department of Science and Technology and Prof. Dr. Katja Becker, Vice-president of DFG stressed the importance of working together with scientists from all over the world and how it improves the quality of the research.
45 Lindau-Alumni took part in the meeting. Dr. Matthias Kiesselbach, Director of the DFG India Office threw light on the Lindau Programme over the years. Enlarge image Dr. Matthias Kiesselbach addressing the audience (© DFG) Two popular lectures on the topics “Science and Society” and “Science around world: cultural expectations” were delivered by eminent Indian and German scientists namely Dr. Syed E. Hasnain, Vice Chancellor, Jamia Hamdard University, and Dr. Annaliese S. Mason, Emmy Noether Group Leader, Justus Liebig University, Giessen. Enlarge image Dr. Katja Becker, Vice-president of DFG (© DFG)
The meeting is addressed to the Indian Lindau-Alumni, who were also Indian participants of the ‘Post-Lindau Tours’, which were organised by DFG since 2001 following the ‘Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings’. The event should further introduce the Indian Lindau-Alumni, an excellent group of internationally experienced, first-class young researchers, to the German Science System.
At the annual Lindau Meetings, around 30 Nobel Laureates convene at Lindau to meet the next generation of leading scientists: 500-600 undergraduates, PhD students, and post-doc researchers from all over the world.