25 Partner Institutes of KIT in India

Close cooperation between scientists from different disciplines

Mohit Yadav, the Indian Consul General for Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg and Economic Consul N. Ramakrishnan visited Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) this week. KIT Vice President for Innovation and International Affairs Professor Dr. Thomas Hirth gave an overview, among other topics, of key research areas, structures and internationalization.

Visit at KIT Photo: www.jowapress.de
Visit at KIT (f.l.): KIT Vice President for Innovation and International Affairs Professor
Dr. Thomas Hirth, Oliver Schmidt, acting Head Regional Strategy and Information - International
Affairs, Mohit Yadav, Indian Consul General for Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, and
Economic Consul N. Ramakrishnan Photo: www.jowapress.de

Integrated into the Technology Region Karlsruhe (TRK), where “innovation comes from tradition”, diversity shows the special strength of this region. No wonder that the motto here is “high tech meets the good life”. That is definitely the essence of the Technology Region. “The region expresses that well,” says Prof. Hirth. After all, there is a high density of research, science and development here in the southwest of the country.

Consul General Yadav was interested in the internationality of KIT: 24 percent of the students have an international background, while around 220 Indian students study at KIT – and around 20 percent of the scientific employees of KIT too – from 120 countries. Whether “Center for Artificial Intelligence Talents”, “Center Humans and Technology”, “Mobility Systems Center” or “Energy Center”: KIT with its large research infrastructure is internationally positioned – also looking on the KIT Centers, which are interdisciplinary. The close cooperation between scientists from different disciplines create a great potential for leading edge research. This inevitably leads to the attraction of leading international researchers, according to Prof. Hirth.

Visit at KIT Photo: www.jowapress.de
Visit at KIT Photo: www.jowapress.de

In addition, research-oriented teaching at KIT ensures that ideas are ultimately put into practice. Technology transfer: In the past year, 50 startups came out of KIT, "that is becoming more and more important", says Prof. Hirth.

Of particular interest to Consul General Yadav were the 25 partner institutes of KIT in India - whether material sciences, electronics, geophysics, water treatment, climate & environment or urban planning. "India offers many opportunities for cooperation - in many areas," says Oliver Schmidt, acting Head Regional Strategy and Information - International Affairs: "Especially looking into the future."

KIT Vice President for Innovation and International Affairs Professor Dr. Thomas Hirth gave an overview, among other things, of key research areas, structures and internationalization. Photo: www.jowapress.de
KIT Vice President for Innovation and International Affairs Professor Dr. Thomas Hirth gave an overview, among other things, of key research areas, structures and internationalization. Photo: www.jowapress.de

Consul General Yadav pointed out to support on the political level, in addition, to provide initial contacts, to further strengthen existing cooperations and – in already existing clusters – link up partners closer. After all, there is already a cooperation with the IIT Mumbai in Maharashtra, the Indian state with which Baden-Württemberg also maintains a partnership.

Visiting Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (f.l.): Photo: www.jowapress.de
Visiting Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (f.l.): Virender Kumar, Secretary to Consul, KIT Vice
President for Innovation and International Affairs Professor Dr. Thomas Hirth, Economic
Consul N. Ramakrishnan, Mohit Yadav, Indian Consul General for Bavaria and
Baden-Württemberg, and Oliver Schmidt, acting Head Regional Strategy and Information -
International Affairs, Photo: www.jowapress.de

In addition to all the contracts, it is important to fill them with life, including direct local contacts, as Prof. Hirth emphasized. According to Consul General Yadav, it is helpful that trips to India are slowly being resumed. Pleasing approaches: the results, whether research, teaching or exchange, could be scaled up! “We currently have a good basis on which we can continue to build,” agreed Consul General Yadav and Prof. Hirth.

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Anlaufstelle in Pune

 

Die Kooperation zwischen Karlsruhe und dem indischen Pune ist einen Schritt weiter: Im Januar 2014 wurde im "MCCIA Trade Tower", 403, Senapati Bapat Road, eine direkte Karlsruher Anlaufstelle mit den Repräsentantinnen Iris Becker und Winnie Kulkarni von "Let's Bridge IT" in Pune eröffnet.

Durch Erfolg und Ausbau der vielfältigen Aktivitäten - ob Infos rund um den Standort Karlsruhe, aktiv Kontakte zu indischen Firmen halten oder deutsche Firmen aus der TRK in und um Pune bekannter machen - erfolgte im März 2018 ein Umzug in neue Räumlichkeiten, auch durch die Erweiterung um die Repräsentanz des Landes Baden-Württembergs in Maharashtra sowie das Marketingbüro der „Hochschul Föderation Südwest“. 

 

Karlsruhe Cooperation & Marketing Office
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9th Floor, Sunit Capital, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune 411016
Tel: +91 75 0782 7033