The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD),India based in Chennai organized a seminar titled “ReDiscover Germany ‑ Higher Education & Beyond!”, at the University of Hyderabad on 5 April 2014. This seminar focused on Study and Research in Germany.
Dr. Stefan Wechbach, Consul General, Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany at Chennai delivered the special address and told that students can expect adequate support and independence while pursuing research studies in German Universities. Emphasizing upon the strong economic and cultural relations between the two countries, he added that, the last five years has witnessed a continuous growth of 20% to 25% in the number of students studying in Germany; currently about 7500 Indian students are there in Germany. There are more than 800 courses being offered in English medium in German universities. He observed that Germany receives higher number of students from Hyderabad than from Chennai. Professors from the two countries continuously interact and collaborate on their work. Students can easily connect with the professors in German universities for their queries.
Dr. Wechbach further shared that the year 2014 happens to be 100th anniversary of the First World War, 75th anniversary of the Second World War, and 25th anniversary of demolition of the Berlin Wall. There will be a series of programs in Germany starting from August 2014 in commemoration of the above events. He called upon the interested students make use of this opportunity and pursue their dream of studying in Germany.
Students were later briefed on the opportunities of research, challenges for young researchers in Germany and about the Visa procedures for students and guest scientists.
Prof. E. Haribabu, Pro Vice-Chancellor, UoH thanked DAAD for organizing the programme at the University and encouraged the students to make good use of this event.