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IIT Mandi's Indo-German Workshop Spotlights Engineering for Sustainable Development
The workshop aims to facilitate collaborative discussions addressing the challenges posed by climate change. The workshop provided a platform for sharing expertise and resources, aligning with the sustainable development goals of both India and Germany. 

by Pragti Sharma / 21 Jan 2024 17:31 PM IST / 0 Comment(s) / 97

In a collaborative effort with Leibniz University Hannover, the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi scheduled a three-day workshop titled 'Engineering for Sustainable and Resilient Development' from January 18-20, 2024. This initiative, sponsored by the Indo-German Science and Technology Centre, aimed to foster discussions on sustainable and resilient infrastructures and promote collaborative efforts between faculty members from IIT Mandi and their counterparts in Germany.



The workshop aims to facilitate collaborative discussions addressing the challenges posed by climate change. The workshop provided a platform for sharing expertise and resources, aligning with the sustainable development goals of both India and Germany.



A unique aspect of the workshop was its exploration of the psychological dimension of changing people's attitudes toward climate change. This involved discussions on visualization, feedback mechanisms, and the influence of peer interactions.



The workshop delved into six sub-themes, including resilient housing, green chemistry, sustainable environments, digital energy transformation, energy systems, and changing public attitudes toward climate change.



International Participation



The workshop brought together 11 German experts from esteemed universities and industries, with 16 Indian participants from prestigious institutes and industries. The diverse expertise contributed to discussions on innovative solutions and bilateral collaborations.



The workshop envisions yielding innovative solutions in areas like resilient infrastructure, energy storage, transmission, and sustainable environments. These outcomes are expected to materialize through collaborative projects, faculty engagement, and student exchanges.



News Source: India Today


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