To explore potential avenues of cooperation in the areas academics and research, a high level delegation from University of Frankfurt, Germany visited Amity Campus, Sector 125, Noida.
The 25 member delegation consisting of 14 delegates and 11 students were welcomed by Dr. Gurinder Singh, Additional Group Vice Chancellor, Amity University; Mr. R M Aggarwal, Additional Director General, International Affairs Department and Dr. Manohar Sajnani, Director, Amity Institute of Travel and Tourism.
Welcoming the guests, Dr. Ashok K Chauhan, Founder President,Amity Group said that Amity University has a long association with Germany and has various collaborations of with numerous German Universities and educational institutes. Dr. Chauhan commended University of Frankfurt for its achievements and proposed for student and faculty exchange programmes between both the Universities.
Briefing the audience about University of Frankfurt (UF), Prof.(Dr.) Agnes Korn, Researcher,UF said that the university is known as Citizens' University as it was established by the citizens of the country which is a unique feature in the history of German Universities. She added that at present, the University has over 46,000 students studying various courses in 4 major campuses within the city. She remarked that the University is not just limited to offering traditional courses but also provides Degrees and Diplomas in languages. She mentioned that both ancient and modern languages of the world are taught to the students in University of Frankfurt. Dr. Korn apprised the participants about their special research on Sanskrit language named as Thesaurus Indogermanischer Text- und Sprachmaterialien (TITUS).
During the visit, an interactive session was organized for thestudents of Amity University.
During the interaction, Prof. Dr. Edmund Weber from University of Frankfurt shared his views on‘Max Weber and his Philosophy in India’ and said that Max Weber was a great Philosopher and Sociologist and his writings helped form the basis of modern Sociology. He added that Weber’s influence runs throughout the realms of Sociology, Politics, Religion and Economics. He mentioned that Weber studied the orthodoxy of Hinduism and the heterodoxy of Buddhism within the Sociology of India. Dr. Weber stressed that Indian society is divided on the basis of castes which have inhibited the development of urban status groups. He outlined that the major philosophy of Max Weber was towards encouraging development of the world. “It is important to have the development of every individual, as only then the country as a whole can develop. An individual should not limit his spending on oneself but also contribute towards national growth” he averred.
The delegation had a tour of the campus and appreciated the infrastructure,research and innovations of Amity University.