iHED – International Higher Education Dialogue Conference 2023

The iHED online conference 2023 was organized by the DAAD India together with the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). This year the partner country was Romania, which is a part of the European Higher Education System, a member of the European Union in the Erasmus programme.

The third edition of the iHED conference from 1 to 3 March 2023 brought together more than 320 participants from 230 institutions from seven countries, had discussions about structured cooperation and strategic partnerships between Higher Education Institutions in India, Germany and other European countries.

The iHED online conference 2023 was organised by the DAAD Regional Office New Delhi together with the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). This year the partner country was Romania, which is a part of the European Higher Education System, a member of the European Union in the Erasmus programme.

This edition of the conference focussed on the diverse aspects of cooperation projects and partnerships. During 4 sessions, 3 panel discussions and 1 speed presentation, with more than 25 speakers, the discussions focussed on different models and insights into the cooperations addressing international bilateral, multilateral, interinstitutional cooperations, strategic partnerships and working in consortia between Europe and South Asia. The quality of the presentations by Indian state universities during various sessions were very good.

In various sessions the speakers presented best practices on partnership programs and consortia, funding for cooperation projects, measurement of impact of cooperation and establishing double and joint degree programmes.

During the panel discussion on structured exchange programmes, representatives from universities in India and Germany gave their insights about the opportunities and challenges arising from structural differences in the higher education systems while setting up semester exchange, dual/double degree and joint degree programs. As India is currently focussing on Double Degree programmes, it is a good opportunity for the institutions in India and Germany for such cooperation projects.

In another panel discussion, there was a fruitful exchange of dialogue and discussions with the Romanian Minister of education, Dr Ligia Deca, Dr Choltis Dhirathiti, Executive Director, ASEAN University Network and Dr Bharat Chandra Rout, University Grants Commission, India. They addressed current developments in internationalisation with a focus on regional networks and cooperation between Europe and Asia.

In addition, representatives from DAAD, DFG, Indo-German Center for Science and Technology, the ERASMUS agency in Germany and DWIH presented various cooperation funding schemes including the European funding.

More than 300 one-on-one meetings took place during the conference on a virtual networking platform.

Advertisements by German Universities

Get future-ready: Master’s in Water Management or Sustainable Textiles

You hold a Bachelor in Engineering? You are looking for an additional qualification with social, environmental and economic relevance? Get future-ready with our hands-on Master’s programs in Sustainab...


Truly international – Study at ESB Business School!

Do you want to study in the heart of Germany, Europe’s strongest and most dynamic economy? Come to ESB Business School at Reutlingen University!


LL.M. International Finance Program at ILF

Earn an LL.M. International Finance degree at the Institute for Law and Finance (ILF) Scholarships available! Degree conferred by Goethe University Frankfurt. For graduates from Asia holding a first d...


Discover the top-ranked International Graduate Programs at RPTU Univer...

21 International Master & PhD Programs at RPTU University of Kaiserslautern-Landau. Application Deadline: Apr 30 & Oct 31


International Master´s Programmes at Fulda University of Applied Scien...

Study international Master’s programmes in European Studies, Food Business, Human Rights or Management for your career in international organizations and companies.



  • Information Point Dhaka

    Goethe-Institut Bangladesh, House No. 16, Sukrabad, Panthapath 1207 Dhaka Telephone: +880 1886025586