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Cluster International Conference: New Approaches to Ageing in South Asia and Europe
24 - 26 February 2015

4th Heidelberg Lecture by Prof. Andreas Kruse
24 February 2015

Heidelberg University Signs MoU with School of Planning and Architecture
24 February 2015

DAAD Cofunded Heidelberg Alumni International National Meeting 2015
23 - 24 February 2015

New Windows on the Sun and a Gateway to the Cosmos
02 December 2014

Authentic Renewal. Towards a Transcultural Understanding of Architectural Conservation
26 November 2014

DWIH Indo-German Winter School on Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
04 - 07 November 2014

6th Annual Conference of the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context"
8 - 10 October 2014

DWIH Strategy Planning Meet at Neemrana
17 - 19 September 2014

India visit Dr. Winckler
7 - 10 August 2014

Photo competition 'Souvenirs from Germany' - Join in!
30 June 2014

Research Colloquium by Prof. Patel on 5.6.2014, 6 p.m.
5 June 2014

India visit Prof. Roland Eils
21 -23 May2014

Opening of the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS)
28 April 2014, 4 - 6 pm, German Time

DWIH New Delhi - Excellence on Tour! in Kolkata
21 -28 March 2014

HAIN Kolkata Chapter Alumni Meet, Hyatt Hotel, Kolkata
21 March 2014

Heidelberg Lecture 2014 by Prof. Kräusslich at Hyderabad University, Hyderabad
12 March 2014

Visit of Prof. Kräusslich to India
9 - 15 March 2014

Talk and Visual Presentation by Amit Pasricha and Axel Michaels at IIC, New Delhi
25 February 2014

GETTING MARRIED, The Wedding of Mahesh and Benela, A Film by Niels Gutschow and Axel Michaels
24 February 2014

German Study & Research Expo India 2014 - New Delhi & Bangalore
22-23 & 25-26 February 2014

Workshop in Jaipur on 'Indian Waterscapes"
13-15 February 2014

India visit of Prof. Matthias Bartelmann (Astrophysics, Heidelberg University)
27-31 January 2014


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Summer Schools and conferences

Summer School 2014: Politics of Near Futures: Possibilities, Prophecies, Prognoses

27 July to 1 August 2014, Heidelberg

Summer School Colloquial Tibetan

04 to 27 August 2014, Heidelberg


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The "Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund Heidelberg" provides help for the victims of the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015. The initiative has been established by the South Asia Institute with support of members of the Cluster/HCTS

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16 April 2015

Sanskrit Fever Grips Germany

The newspaper Mail Today (New Delhi) publishes the interview, "Sanskrit Fever Grips Germany" with Prof. Axel Michaels (Head of the Department of Classical Indology) and Prof. Hans Harder (Head of the Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures)

17 March 2015

What Happens in Cells and Cell Walls During Plant Growth?

European Research Council awards Heidelberg biologist Dr. Thomas Greb ERC Consolidator Grant of 2 million euros

13 March 2015

Glimpse into the Regulation of Water Exchange in the Brain

Heidelberg researchers discover mechanism that regulates the flow of water in brain cells

12 March 2015

Excellent Placement in THE Reputation Ranking 2015

38th place illustrates Heidelberg University's excellent reputation in the scientific landscape

3 March 2015

Outstanding Young Researchers to Meet at Kyoto University

Santander International Winter School of Heidelberg University explores the concept of religion from a transcultural perspective

12 February 2015

Heidelberg Astronomers Discover Rare Planet

Kepler-432b is a dense, massive celestial body with extreme seasons

5 February 2015

Chica and Heinz Schaller Research Award for Two Outstanding Researchers

Brian Luke and Jan Korbel each receive C.H.S. Foundation award of 100,000 euros research funding

23 January 2015

Heidelberg Researchers Find Unusually Elastic Protein

Molecular elasticity may have originated in cnidarian elastomer

12 January 2015

Humboldt Prize for Simon Partner to join HCTS

Simon Partner of Duke University received a prestigious Humboldt Prize to spend a year of research at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS)

19 December 2014

New Leibniz ScienceCampus: Language Analysis on a Large Scale

Joint research project of the Department of Computational Linguistics at Heidelberg University and the Institute for the German Language in Mannheim

19 December 2014

News from the Himalayas

Database of the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe" makes old issues of the "Himalayan Times" accessible online

19 December 2014

Heisenberg Professorship Goes to Geochemist Frank Keppler

Scientist represents the research area biogeochemistry at Heidelberg University

28 November 2014

Hellmut Augustin and Roland Eils Win HMLS Investigator Award

The award of the Heidelberg Molecular Life Sciences is endowed with 100,000 euros

10 November 2014

Outstanding Young Researchers Meet At Heidelberg Center for Latin America

Third "Santander International Summer School" being held from 17 to 28 November in Santiago de Chile.

14 October 2014

Baden Wuerttemberg Fellow 2014: Dr. Alok Kumar Mishra

Dr. Alok Kumar Mishra has joined the Department of Development Economics of the South Asia Institute as Baden Wuerttemberg Fellow .

14 October 2014

Baden Wuerttemberg Fellow 2014: Prof. Tana Showren

Prof. Tana Showren has joined Department of History of the South Asia Institute as Baden Wuerttemberg Fellow .

8 October 2014

New Zimmer Chair: Prof. Amiya P. Sen

Prof. Amiya P. Sen is the new chairholder of the Heinrich Zimmer Chair for Philosophy and Intellectual History. He will join the SAI in winter term 2014/15 for a two-year stay

8 October 2014

Universität Heidelberg Congratulates Stefan Hell on Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Doctorate and habilitation at Ruperto Carola – physicist's working group conducts research at BioQuant Centre

16 September 2014

Universität Heidelberg Again Best German University in QS World University Rankings

Ruperto Carola advanced to 49th place worldwide – Best German university in two internationally recognised ranking lists

15 August 2014

Best German University in Shanghai Ranking

Ruperto Carola advances to 49th in worldwide comparison

4 August 2014

How the "Biological Spark Plug" in Biomolecular Motors Works

Heidelberg researchers simulate processes that trigger muscle movement

23 July 2014

New Start-Up Professors for Transcultural Studies

Prof. Christian Förster and Prof. Daniel König are the new Start-Up Professors at the Cluster "Asia and Europe"

18 July 2014

Highly-endowed Funding for Heidelberg Biologist Dr. Alexis Maizel

Junior research group leader in "CellNetworks" Cluster to receive up to 900,000 euros

14 July 2014

Award for Excellent Contributions to Cancer Research

Hella Bühler Prize goes to Carmen Wängler and Stephan Singer – Prize money of EUR 150,000 to further advance their research work

10 July 2014

Best of Germany's Major Academic Libraries

Heidelberg at top of BIX Library Index for fifth consecutive year

16 June 2014

Universität Heidelberg Presents James W.C. Pennington Award

Historian Laurie Maffly-Kipp receives prize for research in African-American religion and history

3 June 2014

German-Japanese Knowledge Exchange: High Honours for Motomu Tanaka

Heidelberg/Kyoto scientist receives Philipp Franz von Siebold Award endowed with 50,000 euros

30 May 2014

Symposium in honour of Axel Michaels

On the occasion of the 65th birthday of Prof. Axel Michaels, a full-day programme was jointly organised by the South Asia Institute and the Cluster.

16 May 2014

Announcement of DAAD Young Ambassador Programme 2014-15.

DAAD invites applications to the Young Ambassador Programme 2014 -15

16 May 2014

Distinction for Ten Young Scholars

Festive ceremony: "Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise" will be presented

16 May 2014

DFG Funds Three Heidelberg Collaborative Research Centres and a CRC/Transregio

German Research Foundation approves four proposals by Universität Heidelberg in latest funding round

12 May 2014

Funding for Research Training Group for Computational Image Analysis

DFG supports doctoral training at Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing

6 May 2014

The German Research Foundation (DFG) explores further Cooperation on Indo-German International Research Training Groups

DFG Bonn, DFG India Office convened with Dr. Shailja Gupta, Director, International Collaborations, Department of Biotechnology (DBT) to discuss the co-funding of new projects and further initiatives.

5 May 2014

Kyoto University Opens Overseas Office at Heidelberg University

Opening ceremony with representatives of the Ministry of Education and the Japanese Embassy

25 April 2014

Opening of the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies.

The Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS), a new Institute for Advanced Studies at Heidelberg University, was inaugurated on April 28, 2014. The ceremony took place in the main auditorium Alte Aula of Heidelberg University. Philosopher Prof. Avishai Margalit (Princeton) gave the keynote speech.

23 April 2014

Marsilius Academy on Synthetic Biology

Deadline for applications from young academics: 31 May 2014

7 April 2014

Prof. Dr. Axel Michaels, was appointed for the Academic Advisory Council – AAC by Rector Prof. Dr. Bernhard Eitel. Here he will represent the interests of the humanities and social sciences.

The Academic Advisory Council's role is to advise on strategy for Heidelberg University in connection with the Excellence Initiative. The members of the ACC are eminent scholars from internationally esteemed universities and research institutions, high-ranking representatives of industry and senior academics from the University of Heidelberg.

1 April 2014

Prof. Dr. Armin von Bogdandy wins the Leibniz-Prize 2014

Prof. Dr. Armin von Bogdandy from Public Law and International Law, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg wins the Leibniz-Prize 2014

1 April 2014

Prof. Dr. Irmgard Sinning wins the Leibniz-Prize 2014

Prof. Dr. Irmgard Sinning from Structural Biology, University of Heidelberg wins the Leibniz-Prize 2014.

28 February 2014

HCTS welcomes first Fellows

In March, the first five fellows will start their research at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS). Later this year nine more fellows will join.

27 February 2014

Study Exchange Programme with Japan

The Cluster established a new cooperation with the Universities of Tokyo and Kyoto in Japan. It offers a new exchange programme with scholarship options for master and doctoral students, especially from the Asian studies, economics, and political sciences.

26 February 2014

QS Subject Rankings: Ruperto Carola No. 1 in Germany in Three Subjects

Universität Heidelberg in the world's top 50 universities in a total of eight subjects

26 February 2014

Computing with Silicon Neurons

Scientists use artificial nerve cells for complex data processing tasks

5 February 2014

European Research Council Funds Heidelberg Mathematician

Prof. Dr. Anna Wienhard receives ERC Consolidator Grant of nearly 1.6 million euros

3 February 2014

Papal Bull from the Early Years of Heidelberg University Discovered in the USA

Medieval document from 1387 found in the attic of a house in St. Louis

14 January 2014

Business Model for Open-Access Books

DFG funding for pilot project to publish academic books online

14 January 2014

Karl Jaspers Prize for Prof. Dr. Hans Maier

In recognition of scholarly and philosophical achievements of international standing

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