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2014: Würzburg scientists and students in India

In the fourth year of cooperation, the institute is again expanding its cooperation with India: In 2014, several employees and students from Würzburg again traveled to India for guest lectureships and research stays.

In September and October 2014, Prof. Dr. Gisela Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet is visiting professor at Mangalore University and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi, with which the University of Würzburg is linked by Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs), as well as at the universities in Manipal and Mumbai. Among other things, Prof. Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet gave lectures on the democratic deficit of the European Union and the euro crisis.

PD Dr. Michael Becker from the Department of Political Theory also visited Mangalore University in South India and JNU in New Delhi, where he took part in a workshop on Jürgen Habermas and lectured on questions of constitutionality.

Michael Melcher from the Department of European Studies and International Relations visited the JNU in New Delhi as a guest lecturer, where he discussed, among other things, German foreign policy with the MPhil and PhD students.

Philipp Gieg from the Department of European Studies and International Relations visited the universities in New Delhi, Udaipur, Mangalore, Manipal, Mumbai and Chandigarh as a visiting scholar and lecturer, gave lectures on Indian-African and Sino-African relations as well as German foreign policy and conducted research in the framework his dissertation.

Several Würzburg students from the Political and Social Sciences master’s program are also making the trip to India. Anja Zürn and Simon Nolte research in the context of the preparation of their master’s theses, among other things, on the topic of Indian climate policy in the United Nations.