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Falling Walls Lab India 2017 - The Call is Out

Great Minds - 3 Minutes - 1 Day
Share your innovative idea - may it be a research project, business plan, entrepreneurial or social initiative that is relevant to the world of today - in 3 minutes - at the Falling Wall Lab India 2017 taking place in Chennai, win a scholarship and travel to the finale in Berlin!

The Falling Walls Lab India is hosted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New Delhi and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) with the support of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.


  • 12 June 2017: Application deadline for Falling Walls Lab India
  • 12 August 2017: Falling Walls Lab India at IIT Madras
  • 8 November 2017: Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin

Further Information

Press Release - Falling Walls Lab India 2017


DAAD Regional Office New Delhi  invites applications for the position of

Information Officer at the DAAD Information Centre in Colombo

Job Description and Application Details

Application Deadline: 29 May 2017

DAAD Alumni meeting & Final project workshop University Rostock /Royal University Bhutan and 
Visit of Dr. Dorothea Rueland, Secretary General, DAAD
7 - 13 May 2017, Bhutan

A DAAD alumni meeting together with a workshop on the 4-year long DAAD funded cooperation project between the University of Rostock, Germany and the College of Science and Technology (CST), Royal University of Bhutan was organised in Thimphu, Bhutan on 8th and 9th of May 2017. The participants included DAAD Alumni from Bhutan, students and faculty from University of Rostock, College of Science and Technology (CST) and officials from the project industry partners Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC) and Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC), Bhutan.

The opening of the Meet followed by a very interactive session with the DAAD Alumni.

Prominent dignitaries from Academic and Industry graced the workshop with welcome notes and presentations.

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Call for applications: Press Tour in Germany on “Seas and Oceans“, 22-27 October 2017

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites a delegation of 15 international science journalists on a press tour to Germany on marine research from 22 to 27 October 2017.

The seas and oceans are the origin of all life and vital to the future of humanity. How can ocean resources be used in a sustainable manner? What are the effects of rising sea temperatures and acidification? What can we do to tackle the pollution of the seas? These are only some of the questions that researchers of today are seeking to answer. The press tour picks up the topic of the German Science Year 2016*17 of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and sets out to show what marine researchers in Germany are working on.

Call for Applications

Application Deadline: Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 23.59 pm (CET).
Successful applicants will be notified by the end of June 2017.