Academic visit to India



Nikas Scheidt spent two weeks in September 2022 at the Centre for Development Studies and the Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation in India. As India experiences rapid population and economic growth, she is a key country for sustainable development. Nikas visited Prof. Sunil Mani and Prof. K. J. Joseph, the experts for technological transformation in India, exchanged ideas with them and their students and shared his research on the role of technology and international institutions for sustainable development. They discussed how technological innovations and institutional settings could be coordinated and further developed, so they contribute to solutions for the problems related to climate change.  Nikas: "I had the opportunity to gain insights into an Indian research institute and their work. This is very valuable for me,  since my background is in developmental economics. I'll certainly stay in touch with Prof. Sunil Mani and Prof K. J. Joseph; perhaps we can collaborate in the future." The trip was funded by the Networking Grant and the Graduate School Cultures of Knowledge at KIT.