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Summer School "Graphic Literature" 2017

Dates: September 24th through October 5th, 2017



In the mornings:

- Lectures and seminars on Indian graphic literature, such as novels and comics

- Meetings with Indian comic authors and publishers

In the afternoon:

Excursions and cultural activities


Locations: Delhi and Dehradun



- Accommodation, partial provisions, and excursions are included

- Flights and visa have to be paid for by the students individually


Number of participants: 

- 15 students from Germany

- 5 students from Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi


Eligibility requirements: 

Students who wish to apply have to be enrolled at the University of Cologne or at one of our China-NRW Alliance partner institutions.


Application deadline:

February 28th, 2017


How to apply:

Please send your CV and your letter of motivation (both in English and not more than one page each) to:

Sarah-Marleen Dannenberg
University of Cologne 
International Office 
Universitätsstraße 22a 
Room 0.210 
Phone: 0221/470-7494 


Summer School in the Himalayas 2015 and 2016

It all started with the idea that a summer school should not only educate students on the formal educational level but also on the informal intercultural level which opens doors and widens horizons. The Summer School in the Himalayas project was launched in August 2015 for the first time with 13 participating students from various faculties and different study areas of China-NRW Alliance institutions. It was created to give students a first insight into this beautiful country and its rich culture by offering lectures, excursions, and Hindi lessons for beginners in six different cities. The Summer School started in Delhi with a city tour through the old town including important sights and temples, continued on to Dehradun and Anjanisain in the hills of the Himalayas, and ended in Haridwar, known as the 'Gateway of Gods'. Furthermore, the students went on daytrips to Mussoorie, a small town situated in the foothills of the Garwal Himalayan ranges and Rishikesh, the world's most famous capital of yoga and 'Place of Sagas'. The lectures that were offered comprised topics such as, pre- and post-colonial history, marginalized communities in Indian society, the role of religion, and issues and challenges of development in India. In 2016, a trip to the Taj Mahal was added to the optional program due to its popularity. We're very happy about the outcome so far and hope to even enhance our program in 2017.

Looking forward to your applications!