Big Science & Cultural Event in Kolkata “DWIH Horizon: Art meets Science” Exhibition

 dwihMarch 2015: The German House for Research and Innovation – DWIH New Delhi is
organizing “DWIH Horizon:  Art Meets Science” exhibition in Kolkata from 10th to 15th March, 2015. The weeklong event includes a Higher Education and Research Fair (10th & 11th March) as well as a Photo Exhibition (10th to 15th March) to capture the essence of Art and Science under one roof.
DWIH Horizon Art meets Science will be jointly inaugurated by Mr. Rainer Schmiedchen, Consul General of Federal Republic of Germany, Kolkata; Professor Dr. Anuradha Lohia, Vice-Chancellor, Presidency University Kolkata and Professor Dr. Frank Allgöwer, Vice President DFG. Among other dignitaries Professor Dr. Dorothea Wagner and Mr. Wolfgang Zurborn, German Artistic Photographer will be present. Ms. Eleena Banik, Kolkata based painter of national and international repute will grace the occasion with
her presence and deliver the inaugural address. The Vote of Thanks will be given by Dr. Alexander P. Hansen, Chairman of the Board of DWIH New Delhi.
The Higher Education and Research Fair will see participation from 10 consortium members of DWIH New Delhi. This presence will include leading German universities, research funding organizations and educational institutions. These institutions will set up info-stands to disseminate all necessary information required by Indian students, scientists or researchers to pursue their careers in Germany. The programme of the Art meets Science event will also include various scientific talks and lectures conducted by
German institutions represented under the umbrella of DWIH New Delhi. Dr. Tuhin Ghosh Faculty member of School of Oceanographic Studies, Jadavpur University in Kolkata will present a lecture on: Research and Development Perspective in Disaster Prone Areas’.
To conclude the programme on 11th March, “The New Vistas: Indo-German Cooperation”, an Indo-German Alumni Conference will be organised which will include a panel discussion highlighting cooperative ties in the fields of Higher Education, Research, Skill Development and Economic Relations between the two countries. Representatives from German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC), Kolkata and German Engineering Federation (VDMA) will form the panel.
The Photo Exhibition will showcase photographic works depicting everyday life in India. Captured by Indian photographers during the Photography Master Classes “The Theatre of Real Life” conducted during the “Excellence on Tour!” road shows in Ahmedabad and Kolkata, these photos have now been assembled into an inspiring exhibition by the renowned German artistic photographer Mr. Wolfgang Zurborn.
This event aims to capture the gist of Indo-German academic creativity expressed through photography and scientific activities. It displays a cultural highlight combined with ample first-hand information on research and innovation in Germany.
About “The Theatre of Real Life“ by Wolfgang Zurborn
The “Theatre of Real Life“, theme of the Photo Exhibition DWIH Horizon: Art meets Science, aims to showcase international cooperation between India and Germany through the photographs displayed. Photography gives one the chance to react immediately on situations in urban life, to find intense moments, surprising constellations of people, objects, signs and architectural spaces in the streets. Through these photographs, the artists have tried to present a new perspective to everyday life.
About German House for Research and Innovation – DWIH New Delhi
The DWIH New Delhi office was opened in October 2012 by the former President of the German Research Foundation (DFG), Professor Matthias Kleiner , the former State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office, Ms. Emily Haber along with the then Secretary of the Indian Department of Science and Technology, Dr. T. Ramasami. Created as one of the Federal Foreign Office’s strategic initiatives to internationalise science and research, DWIH New Delhi is a successful consortium of 15 German organisations comprising funding institutions, research centres and universities. The German House for
Research and Innovation in New Delhi was set up with the aim of enhancing the outreach of the German science and research landscape in India and exploring opportunities to synergise and stimulate cooperation between the German and Indian scientific communities. It serves as a ‘one-stop shop’ for information on German science, research and innovation, targeting students, researchers, employment seekers, businesspeople and potential partner institutions in India.
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