With Vaishali Baid, the Cologne Business School receives a German Chancellor Fellowship as an addition to its research on sustainable procurement practices. Vaishali Baid has more than seven years of international corporate experience in procurement and received the German Chancellor Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the beginning of May. With the launch of the fellowship on October 1st, 2018, she will first complete a four-week introductory seminar in Bonn before working with Prof Dr Elisabeth Fröhlich, President of the Cologne Business School, on the project “Best German Practices in Sustainable Procurement” for India starting in November.
Prof Dr Elisabeth Fröhlich welcomed the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s decision: “We congratulate Ms Vaishali Baid on her award and look forward to welcoming such a highly qualified fellow to our campus. As the host university, we are committed to providing Ms Baid with the necessary support to advance this highly relevant topic together and to provide Ms Baid with an unforgettable and research-intensive time at CBS.”
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s support also includes a language scholarship, which Vaishali Baid used for an intensive German course in Bonn from July to September 2018. The researcher was very honoured by the Foundation’s multi-stage funding: “The German Chancellor’s Fellowship is a great opportunity for me to work in an international team on my current research topic of great international importance. I am grateful that the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Cologne Business School have given me this opportunity, and I am already looking forward to the intensive exchange with the Cologne professors, researchers and experts.”
About the German Chancellor Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
The Federal Chancellor Fellows are future leaders in politics, public administration, business, society and culture in the USA, the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, Brazil and India. The programme, which is under the patronage of the Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, aims to make young, highly qualified people from these countries in particular more aware of the importance of friendly relations based on personal experience and contacts between their home country and Germany. Each year, up to ten scholarship holders from each of the five countries are given the opportunity to carry out a scientific project of their choice at a German host institution and to familiarise themselves intensively with the current social, political, cultural, economic and historical conditions in Germany through joint programme events.
More information on the German Chancellor Fellowship Programme can be found at: www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/bundeskanzler-stipendium.html
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