Photo: S. Nath

training and research centre in Rajasthan

In February, Subhashree Nath of DLGS 2021 cohort, had the opportunity to attend a comprehensive four-day training workshop organized by the Center for Science and Environment (CSE) in Delhi. The workshop, titled "Climate Resilience Cities: An Integrated Planning and Design Approach," provided essential insights into various drivers of heat gains in different urban morphologies, as well as potential heat sources and sinks.

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View of the management plan from above

Tieza Santos of the DLGS 2020 cohort concluded her field visit in Thailand in December as part of her Ph.D. dissertation.

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Jiyoon Song in front of a bookshelf

Congratulations to Jiyoon Song (DLGS Scholarship holder 2019-2022) for successfully defending her PhD dissertation at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, TU Dresden.

Source: S.Ranjha

5 people in a line at stage

In the list of PhD defense at DLGS, another addition was made last week, where Fahim Nawaz successfully defended his dissertation at the Faculty of Business and Economics, TUD.

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house in rwanda

Pleased to announce that Fred Nkubito successfully defended his PhD dissertation titled: "Low-income tenants’ housing accessibility and affordable housing provision barriers. The case of Kigali, Rwanda." at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, TUD.

Source: S. Ranjha


In October, DLGS was proud to host a short meet-up between DLGS alumni and the current candidates in Dresden. The highlight of the event was the presentation on "areer pathways post PhD" given by Lita Akmentina, who was a scholarship holder at DLGS between 2012 and 2015, and is currently a Post-doctoral researcher at Riga Technical University, Latvia.

Source: Cho.Y. /IOER-Media

City with river

Recently Mengfan Jiang (DLGS scholarship holder 2018-2021) successfully defended her PhD dissertation at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, TU Dresden.

Photo: S.Ranjha/IOER-Media


One of the important milestones in the DLGS academic programme, the Summer School this year was held on Sep 21st, 2022 at the Deutsche Hygiene Museum Dresden, as a preceding event to the IOER Annual Conference.

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Building in green environment

Beyond 2030: Envisioning sustainable and resilient places for transformative change

Now closed.

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DLGS fellows Tieza Mica Santos, Claire Gallacher, and Subhashree Nath participated in the International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) conference in Stockholm, Sweden from the 14th to the 17th of June.