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State Secretary Haber to open the German House for Research and Innovation in New Delhi

26.10.2012

Emily Haber, State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office, is opening the German House for Research and Innovation in New Delhi tomorrow (Saturday, 27 October). In this connection, State Secretary Haber issued the following statement today (26 October):

The German House for Research and Innovation in New Delhi is a landmark in cooperation between Germany and India on science and research. The German House will advance our academic and scientific exchange and dialogue with India, a true hub for science and research. It will provide the primary point of contact for academics and researchers from Germany and India.

State Secretary Haber is opening the German House together with Professor Kleiner, the President of the German Research Foundation, as well as Dr Thirumalachari Ramasami, Secretary at the Indian Department of Science and Technology. The opening is taking place during the Year of Germany in India.

The Federal Foreign Office, in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany’s scientific organizations, the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce and the German business community, is fostering the establishment of German science and innovation forums and their projects.

Other centres of this nature are located in New York, Tokyo and São Paulo. A further forum is currently being established in Moscow. These institutions are a central pillar of the Federal Foreign Office’s research and academic relations policy.

The opening ceremony will be streamed live at www.dwih.in/streaming/ from 7.00 a.m. onwards on Saturday, 27 October.

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