JGU hosts first Jindal German Summer School
The Global Languages Centre, JGU along with the International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building (IIHEd), JGU successfully organised the first edition of the Jindal German Summer School (JGrSS) on 17 June 2019 at JGU. The first cohort of the JGrSS comprised of seven students from Delhi Public School, Sonipat; Shiv Nadar University; University of Delhi; Amity University; Al-Fourat University, Syria; and JGU.
The JGrSS – a three-week fully residential German Summer School – was steered towards the acquisition of basic German language skills whereby participants were able to understand and use basic expressions to satisfy concrete needs. In addition, the German Summer School aimed at offering an opportunity to participants to be able to engage meaningfully with various aspects of German history, culture, and civilisation and be informed about the various possibilities of higher studies in Germany.
JGrSS conducted workshops on different themes including the Past, present and future of European environmental politics; Fortresses, castles and their royal and ducal owners and their mistresses: A speedy chase through the fascinating history of interiors of Germany; Scandal and modernity: Jewish art collectors and their interiors in Vienna 1900; Berlin in Stations; Traditional festivals in Germany; On the reading culture in Germany; A decade of living, working and more in Germany; Higher studies in Germany; German culture and way of life: Intercultural sensitisation; History and politics of Germany; and History of German theatre and music.
The JGrSS team comprised the following individuals: Mr. Abhiraj Purandare, Musician, Theatre artist and Storyteller/ Goethe Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan, Pune; Ms. Mani Kohli, Goethe Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi; Ms. Naina Narke, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); Mr. Frank Hoffmann, Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNST); Ms. Prashasti Rastogi, German Book Office (GBO); Mr. Sanchit Gupta, Volkswagen (VW), Wolfsburg; Dr. Annika Bose Styczynski, Associate Professor, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy; Dr. Esther Christine Schmidt, Associate Professor, Jindal School of Art & Architecture; and Dr. Shruti Jain, Associate Professor, Global Languages Centre, JGU.