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IIT Mandi hosts Indo-German workshop on Sustainable Engineering

January 24, 2024

The Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, in collaboration with Leibniz University Hannover organized a three-day workshop on ‘Engineering for Sustainable and Resilient Development’ from January 18 to 20.

The workshop was sponsored by the Indo-German Science and Technology Centre to facilitate discussions on sustainable and resilient infrastructures.

By fostering collaboration between faculty members at IIT Mandi and their counterparts in Germany, the workshop aimed to share knowledge and resources to promote sustainable development aligned with the goals of both countries.

Dr Deepak Swami, Associate Professor, School of Engineering, IIT Mandi, said, “The workshop serves as a platform to collaboratively address challenges posed by climate change immediately. By sharing expertise and resources, they aim to drive sustainable development in line with the goals of both India and Germany.”

The event addressed six sub-themes including resilient housing, green chemistry, sustainable environments, digital energy transformation, energy systems, and changing people’s attitudes towards climate change.

11 German experts representing renowned universities and industries, along with 16 Indian participants from prestigious institutes and industries took part.

Innovative solutions to the problems of resilient infrastructure, energy storage and transmission and sustainable environment through bilateral projects, faculty, and student exchanges are some of the most anticipated outcomes from the same.

Furthermore, the workshop aimed to explore the psychological aspect of changing people’s attitudes towards climate change through visualization, feedback, and peer influence.

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