Germany and India have sealed multiple education agreements to further links between the two countries.
India and Germany have together signed over 20 agreements, including several Joint Declarations of Intent (JDI) in the fields of education, artificial intelligence (AI), agriculture, and maritime technology, among others.
This followed talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The press release issued by the Ministry of External Affairs suggested that the JDIs were exchanged to strengthen cooperation in the field of prevention of marine litter, research and development on AI, Indo-German Partnership for Green Urban Mobility, and strategic projects.
A number of MoUs were also signed between the two countries to cover a number of key areas. One such area was to establish and expand scientific and technological research cooperation.
An agreement was also signed between the National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (India) and the German Agricultural Academy in the city of Nienberg with a collaboration in agricultural technical and professional training.
Extension signed to period of Indo-German Partnership in Higher Education
There is also to be the establishment of academic cooperation in Ayurveda, yoga and meditation, as well as cooperation in the field of higher education for extension of the period of Indo-German Partnership in Higher Education.
A JDI was also signed between Siemens Limited, India and MSDE and the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development on Skills for Sustainable Growth.
A recent study named Germany as the most popular non-English speaking country in the world for foreign students, overtaking France.
Alongside the UK and Australia, Germany is also ranked among the best countries for post-study work for international students.
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