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India – Bilateral Cooperation

Since 2009, the Institute of International Relations has been cooperating with several renowned research centres and universities in India. The cooperation was tightened especially after the Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies (CCIRS) began functioning at the IIR. For more information visit CCIRS IIR website: www.ccirs.ism.uw.edu.pl.

IIR cooperate with more than 15 universities and institutes in India. Institute organized with Indian partners over 40 international conferences and seminars.

From 2012 students can take part in student exchange program and visit for one semester one of Indian universities.

In 2012 Institute in cooperation with Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland and University of Calcutta and Manipal University set up Polish and central European Study Centres in Kolkata and Manipal.

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Partners (Universities and think-tanks in India)

  • New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University, Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH), Institute of Economic Growth, the University of Delhi, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), Developing Countries Research Studies, University of Delhi, Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi
  • Kolkata: University of Calcutta (Institute of Foreign Policy Studies)
  • Mumbai: TATA Institute of Social Science, SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, University of Mumbai, Gateway House
  • Hyderabad: University of Hyderabad
  • Trivandrum: Centre for Development Studies; University of Kerala
  • Chennai: Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • Bangalore: Institute for Social and Economic Change
  • Manipal: Manipal University
  • Pune: University of Pune, Fergusson College
  • Sharda University

CENTRES FOR POLISH AND CENTRAL EUR. STUDIES IN Kolkata AND MANIPAL

The Institute of International Relations of the University of Warsaw (IIR UW), the Centre for Europe at the University of Warsaw (CE UW) and the Polish Association for International Studies (PAIS), in cooperation with the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, have established the Centres for Polish and Central European Studies at the Manipal University and the University of Calcutta.

As part of the joint project of the IIR UW, the CE UW, the PAIS and their Indian partners (the Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal University, and the Institute of Foreign Policy Studies, University of Calcutta), from the academic year 2013/2014 these two Indian universities will open courses devoted to the subject of economic transformation, foreign policy and security of Poland and international relations in Central Europe. The courses will be conducted by Polish researchers. Moreover, the project partners will organize joint seminars and conferences concerning the relations between Poland and India, including economic and cultural cooperation. The aim of the Centres is to promote Poland and to create a platform of cooperation for Polish and Indian researchers, entrepreneurs and students. The project is supported by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Polish Embassy in India and the Polish Institute in New Delhi.

EU Funded Project with Indian Partners

• Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies (Programme: EU India Action Plan Suport Facility, ASIE/2009/215-062; Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies). The value of the grant is 270 000 euro. The Institute is leader and main coordinator of the project
• IIR UW is a part of research consortium won the prestigious EU grant under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7). The implementation of the project (No. 295060) entitled the India-EU Joint House for Science and Innovation began on 1 February 2012. The value of the grant is 519 000 euro
• Since July 2012 Institute of International Relations and Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies IIR University of Warsaw is a part of Indo-European research consortium which won grant in Programme: Erasmus Mundus (Sub-Programme: Erasmus Mundus Partnerships in Action 2, Strand 1). Project title: Interdisciplinary Bridgies in Indo-European Studies (IBIES). Coordinators of the project are: Aarhus University from Denmark and IIT Madras, India
More about projects: http://www.en.ism.uw.edu.pl/centre-for-contemporary-india-research-and-studies-iir/

Conferences, seminars and research visits

In years 2010 – 2013, the Institute of International Relations together with its partners from India and Europe organized than 15 international conferences, 25 seminars and 20 lectures devoted to India-related issues.

  • March 2013, Dr Jakub Zajączkowski presented paper External Powers in Indian Ocean region during conference External Concerns and Involvement in South Asia in the post Cold War Period, organized by University of Calcutta
  • 2012, December, Prof. Sharma is a Fellow at Developing Countries Research Centre, University of Delhi. He came to Institute of International Relations for six months under the Erasmus Mundus Program (EMEA Lot 12). For further details please see cv. He gave lectures on: North and South in IR, Global Political Economy and the North-South Relations, Research Methodology for Studying/Researching Politics and Business in India, Climate Change and the Developing Countries.
  • On November 26th of 2012 a conference “Development and Democracy in Asia: Quest for New Economic Order”, organized by the Center for Contemporary India Research and Studies and the HumanDOC Foundation, took place in the Old University Library Building of University of Warsaw.
  • On October 23rd 2012, Institute of International Relations organized international seminar: India-Pakistan relations at the turn of XXI Century. Implications for security and development of South Asia. In seminar took part: dr Ashwani Sharma (University of Delhi, India), dr Karan Thagunna (Universityof Kathmandu, Nepal), Mr Muhammad Awan (University of Karachi, Pakistan). Opening remarks were given by Dr Bogusław Zaleski who was also chairperson during the seminar.
  • 2012, October, Mr Saurabh Kumar (CV), journalist and scholar, gave lectures: Regionalism in South Asia – Indian perspective, Security in South Asia – Indian approach, Role of Media in contemporary India, Conflicts in Asia, Naxalites In India
  • Study visit to India 9-17 September 2012
    From 9th till 17th September delegation from Institute of International Relations and Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies IIR University of Warsaw: dr Hanna Schreiber and dr Boguslaw Zaleski visited India. During their stay they visited six universities, took part in conferenes, seminars and discussion panels. For details of research visit please visit website of the Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies IIR (more..).
  • Study visit to India 5-29 August 2012
    From 5th till 29th August delegation from Institute of International Relations and Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies IIR University of Warsaw: dr Karina Jędrzejowska, dr Bogusław Lackoroński and Aleksandra Jaskólska, visited India. During their stay they visited more than ten universities, took part in conferences, seminars and gave lectures. For details of research visit please visit website of the Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies IIR (more..).
  • 1 June 2012, joint conference organized in cooperation with Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Embassy of the Republic of Poland in New Delhi and Global College International (Kathmandu): India and the European Union in International Relations – New Challenges, Old Problems? in Warsaw.
  • On 31 May 2012, in the Institute of International Relations was held a lecture: Indian Financial Market given by Dr. Rahul Singh, Associate Professor in Emerging Market and Sustainability. Rahul is engaged in teaching and research in areas of Emerging Market, Sustainability, Financial Inclusion. He has been at Indian Institute of Finance and Devi Ahilya University before Birla Institute of Management Technology.
  • May 2012., Lecture given by Professor Rajendra K. Jain, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Lecture was focusing on: India – emerging Power. Implications for EU.
  • 1-2 March 2012, joint seminar organized in cooperation with Centre for European Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University: India and the European Union in a Changing World: Perceptions and Perspectives in New Delhi
  • 13-14 February 2012, joint seminar organized in cooperation with Institute of Foreign Policy Studies, University of Calcutta, Global College International (Kathmandu), Embassy of the Republic of Poland in India: Analysing the Rise of India and China: Domestic, Regional and Global Implications in Kolkata
  • 27-30 April 2011, joint conference organized in cooperation with Centre for European Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Embassy of the Republic of Poland in India: India in International Relations: European and Indian perspectives in New Delhi
  • 16-17 December 2011, conference co-organized with representatives of international consortium (more than 30 partners from Europe, India and Nepal): India in International Relations – Regional and Global Dimensions in Warsaw
  • 2-4 November 2011, joint conference organized in cooperation with University of Hyderabad: India: Emerging Economic Power – Quest for EU and World Economic Order” in Hyderabad
  • 18-21 November 2010, conference co-organized with representatives of international consortium (more than 30 partners from Europe, India and Nepal): Research and Studies in Contemporary India – methodological perspectives in Warsaw
  • 11-14 April 2010, conference co-organized with representatives of international consortium (more than 30 partners from Europe, India and Nepal): India – EU: A challenging partnership in a changing world in Warsaw
  • 13 January 2011, joint seminar organized in cooperation with Centre for European Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University: India and Poland in the context of EU global aspirations in New Delhi

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Report of activities of the Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies in 2010-2011

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Exchange Students

From 2012 students can take part in student exchange program and visit for one semester one of Indian universities with which IIR signed Memorandum of Understanding. Presentation of the partners below:

  • In academic year 2012/2013 nearly 40 students will take part in exchange program to Indian universities.
  • Exchange program include BA, MA and PhD students
  • Partners:

    Presentation about exchange download

     

    Details about students exchange: International Exchange Programmes – Outgoing Students

    Research cooperation for Young Scholars

    CCIRS IIR offers also program of exchange for PhD Students:

    •  Aleksandra Jaskólska in 2011 went as visiting fellow to Institute of Foreign Policy Studies, Univeristy of Calcutta
    • From August to October 2013 Marta Zdzieborska (PhD Candidate) was visiting Institute of Foreign Policy Studies, Univeristy of Calcutta
    • Four students from IIR (Krzysztof Antosik, Dominika Gmerek, Maciej Michałek and Agnieszka Rostkowska) spent almost a month (From the 13th of January to the 9th of February 2012) making a research and consulting with experts in India on: Security, Democracy The cases of microfinancing programs in West Bengal and Kerala states One of the result of the project University of Calcutta published volume: Issues And Perspectives In The Securitisation Process : Perception From India And Europe. The papers that were published by the participants of this project are the record of a presentation given on 19th January 2012 in Calcutta, during  an international conference organized by the Institute of Foreign Policy Studies of University of Calcutta.

    Coordinator

    Coordinators of the cooperation between the Institute of International Relations and Indian Institutions of Higher Education:

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