The Institute of Political Science and Sociology maintains close contact with India. The India Forum has arisen from numerous activities. Its members and their Indian partners participate in several projects, organize events and issue publications. The India Forum regularly welcomes Indian visiting lecturers to Würzburg. This relationship is however not one-sided. Academics from Würzburg also travel to India, both staff from the Institute and students from our Master’s program.
Call for Applications 2017: Research Stays in India
Do you want to do field work in India for your Bachelor's or Master's thesis? Do you want to engage in background discussions for your Master's reserach project at the renowned Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi? The India Forum project "Foundations of the Europe-India Strategic Partnership" provides ample opportunity. Reserach visits to India will be funded for students of our Bachelor's program Political and Social Studies or our Master's program Political and Social Sciences.
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Würzburg Master's Student in India
In winter 2016/17, Johannes Greubel, a student of our Master's program Political and Social Sciences, travelled to India to conduct research for his Master's thesis at our partner institutions in New Delhi and Chandigarh.
Five Members of India Forum in Delhi and Chandigarh
In October 2016, five members of IPS India Forum travelled to India in order to conduct various research and teaching activities and to deepen the partnerships especially with Jawaharlal Nehru University New Dehli (JNU) and Panjab Universtiy Chandigarh. Their schedule included workshops of the ICAS:MP Centre of Advanced Studies and guest professorships in both New Dehli and Chandigarh as well as talks, symposia, expert meetings, interviews, and discussions within the framework of the new DAAD-funded project “Foundations of the Indo-European Strategic Partnership”.
IPSA 2016: India Forum at the 24th World Congress of Political Science in Poznań
From July 23 to 28, 2016, the 24th World Congress of Political Science took place in Poznań (Poland), organised by the International Political Science Association (IPSA). Members of the IPS India Forum and their Indian partners presented their India-related reserach.
DAAD has granted EUR 375,000 for Indo-German Projects
A powerful boost for the cooperation of the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) and partner universities in New Delhi. JMU gets around EUR 375,000 worth of funding for three new cooperation projects. In the framework of the Indo-German Partnerships in Higher Education, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supports as many as three new projects that see the University of Würzburg cooperate with partners in Delhi.
One of the projects is being established at the IPS India Forum: "Foundations of the Indo-European strategic partnership". In this project, Prof. Dr. Gisela Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet, PD Dr. Michael Becker, Dr. Matthias Gsänger, Philipp Gieg and Timo Lowinger collaborate with Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi. Comparative perspectives are aimed at analysing European and Indian political thinking. Moreover, the project deals with the basics, principles and structures of Indo-European relations that led to a strategic partnership between the EU and India in 2004.
Exploring Emerging India – Eight Essays
The 7th edition of the Institute's working paper series WAPS, edited by Philipp Gieg, Timo Lowinger, and Gisela Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet, assembles eight essays which focus on emerging India. The volume brings together different academic disciplines in order to generate nuanced insights into India’s manifold diversity.
Guest professors from India who have visited the IPS in the last semesters as well as professors and researchers from the University of Würzburg have come together to compose a multifaceted and multidisciplinary picture of the country. They analyse the Modi government's first year in office, economic developments, democratization, secularism, as well as foreign policy and social aspects. The volume contains contributions from Valerian Rodrigues, Amitabh Kundu, Matthias Gsänger, S. Shaji, Aparajita Biswas, Gisela Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet, Michael Becker, Elisabeth Schömbucher-Kusterer, Philipp Gieg, and Timo Lowinger.
The cooperation is made possible through the funding initiatives Indo-German Partnerships in Higher Education and A New Passage to India and is financially supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Out of the initiative arose the interdisciplinary Centre for Modern India Studies at Würzburg University. ICAS:MP is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.