Internationality is a prerequisite for successful top-level research. The Joint Indo-German Academy towards Sustainability in Engineering, Education and Entrepreneurship (JInGAS) continues the successful cooperation of the last ten years between the BITS Pilani, India, and the TU Braunschweig and strengthens the collaboration through the frequent exchange of scientists and students.
The requirements for graduates of technical universities are changing strongly in times of globalization. In order to adequately prepare current and future generations of students for their future professional life, they must be increasingly sensitized to the issues of sustainability and digitalization. The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) indicate that today's greatest challenges can only be met through international cooperation. The international competence of future graduates will be a decisive factor in achieving these goals. Besides, students often lack the industrial context in which to apply the knowledge they have learned in their courses in their later professional lives. Therefore, new learning formats are needed in which students work together in projects to find solutions to concrete subject-related problems.
In order to meet these different demands on future graduates, the JInGAS project pursues several goals. Common learning formats on the topics of sustainability and industry 4.0 are developed and introduced. For this purpose, learning factories, which have already been established in the past at the Braunschweig and Pilani locations and have already been proven in various teaching/learning formats, are to be specifically integrated. The implemented learning formats will be gradually expanded and opened up to students from the disciplines of education and entrepreneurship. The students' awareness for sustainability will be increased and international competence strengthened. Furthermore, the existing network between partners from science and industry in India and Germany will be consolidated and further expanded.
This project coordinates the seminar Indo-German Challenge for Sustainable Production, which takes place in the winter semester. Interested students of the TU Braunschweig are kindly asked to contact the contact person below.