SRH in Thuringia’s Business and Academic Delegation to India 2022
Promotion of German-Indian cooperation initiatives and solutions for the shortage of skilled workers in Germany
Prof. Dr. Cordelia Friesendorf of SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences and SRH Campus Hamburg pitched and promoted German-Indian university cooperation initiatives in healthcare, engineering and technology management as part of the German State Thuringia’s Business and Academic Delegation to India in September 2022. SRH’s broader vision is to pioneer a key role in providing the understaffed German labour market with skilled professionals.
The delegation led by Mr. Wolfgang Tiefensee, Minister of Economics, Sciences and Digital Economy of State Thuringia was the first major trade and investment cooperation initiative in the aftermath of corona. Minister Tiefensee highlighted Germany, and the state of Thuringia, as an attractive destination for strategic business and university alliances in recognition of the changing role of India in geopolitical world order.
Accompanied by Minister Tiefensee, Prof. Dr. Friesendorf met with Mr. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India to discuss skills development of Indian healthcare professionals in SRH campuses with the broader goal of staffing in German hospitals and clinics. Among others, cooperation talks centered on developing joint capacity in artificial intelligence, start-ups in DeepTech and setting up of competence centers between the SRH faculties and Indian businesses and universities in New Delhi, Coimbatore and Pune.