Germany wants to enhance academic and research cooperation with India by creating more synergy with Indian universities, the German Research Foundation (DGF) said Saturday at the opening of a German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH) here.
DWIH, a consortium of 14 research organistions, has centres in Brazil, Russia, United States and Japan. “Amongst all the five houses, the New Delhi endeavour has attracted the highest number of German research organisations,” DGF president Matthias Kleiner said. DWIH New Delhi is an initiative of German Federal Foreign Office and German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, said a DGF statement.
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“Germany is the most productive collaborative research partner with India in science and technology after the US and nearly 13 percent of all Indian publications in international collaboration have been shared with authors from Germany,” he said. According to a DGF analysis, the overall Indo-German scientific collaboration during 2004-2009 has grown at an annual rate of 6.8 percent.
“Germany is a hotbed of cutting-edge research with its almost 400 universities. On the other hand, India has some of the finest research talent in the world,” said DWIH coordinator Torsten Fischer.