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December 1, 2020

In Honour of the Visit of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said German University of Technology in Oman GUtech – The First Ten Years (2007-2017)

December 1, 2020

"On 24 December 2012, towards 6pm, Sultan Qaboos bin Said stepped out of his limousine against the backdrop of a Muscat sunset and paid a royal visit to the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech). The recently completed building had received several awards and, after two changes of location, the GUtech had at last found its new home. The idea of founding a university in Oman was initiated in 2003 by former Vice-Chancellor Prof. Michael Jansen and Chancellor Professor…

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Proceedings of the “Ports and Trans-Ports” Workshop (Digital Version)

December 22, 2020

We are delighted to announce that the digital version of the Proceedings of the "Ports and Trans-Ports" Workshop that was published by the Freunde des REIFF e.V. at RWTH Aachen University,  is now available on RIO's website.  In March 2019 the Research Centre Indian Ocean (RIO) at the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) held a Start-up Workshop entitled ‘Ports and Trans-Ports in the Indian Ocean World’. The International Workshop was organized in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute…

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February 1, 2021

Proceedings of the “Ports and Trans-Ports” Workshop (Analog Version)

February 1, 2021

We are delighted to announce that the analog version of the Proceedings of the "Ports and Trans-Ports" Workshop is currently in press and will be available soon by DEV Publishers, New Delhi, India.  In March 2019 the Research Centre Indian Ocean (RIO) at the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) held a Start-up Workshop entitled ‘Ports and Trans-Ports in the Indian Ocean World’. The International Workshop was organized in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology and…

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April 11, 2021

70 Years of German-Pakistan Diplomatic Relations (1951-2021) 60 Years of German-Pakistan (DPF) (1960-2020)

April 11, 2021
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On the occasion of 70 years of German- Pakistan Diplomatic Relations (1951-2021) and 60 years of German- Pakistan Forum (DPF) (1960-2020), the President of the German-Pakistan Forum has the honor to invite to the festive presentation by His Excellency Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry, Director General of the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad, (ISSI) on "Emerging Geostrategic Dynamics and Implications for Pakistan and South Asia". The Matinée will be held online on Sunday morning 11th April 2021 11.00- 12.30 am (MEZ) /…

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June 16, 2021

The Silk Road: A Living History

June 16, 2021

The Silk Road: A Living History is an exhibition that was created by Christopher Wilton-Steer, a travel photographer, and Head of Communications at the Aga Khan Foundation (UK). The exhibition aims to celebrate the diversity found along this route, explore how historical customs live on today, and reveal connections between what appear at first glance to be very different cultures. Ultimately, the exhibition aims to help build bridges of interest and understanding between distant places and challenge perceptions of less…

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March 13, 2022

International Conference “Silk Roads by Land and Sea” – 1st online Matinée

March 13, 2022
Zoom Platform

In the framework of the International Conference “Silk Roads by Land and Sea” the Research Centre Indian Ocean - RIO organized the 1st online Matinée on Sunday, March 13th, 2022, 15:00-16:30 Oman time (12:00-13:30 CET) on zoom platform. Prof. Michael Jansen, president of RIO, welcomed the conference participants from more than 29 countries with his presentation Silk “Roads” by Land and Sea: Al Baleed, Oman and Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Turkistan, Kazakhstan. World Heritage Sites along the Silk “Roads”. World Heritage…

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July 14, 2022

In Memoriam Professor Dr. Michael Jansen

July 14, 2022

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Michael Jansen, President of the Research Centre Indian Ocean – RIO. Prof. Jansen was professor emeritus at RWTH Aachen University in Germany and professor of History of Urbanization, Conservation and Heritage Management at the German University of Technology in Oman – GUtech. Being the founding rector of GUtech and the director of the German Research Centre Mohenjo Daro, as well as a member of ICOMOS, he laid the…

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UNESCO expresses its deep regret at the passing of Dr. Michael Jansen

July 18, 2022
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November 1, 2022

International Conference “Silk Roads by Land and Sea”

November 1, 2022 - November 3, 2022
Muscat, Oman

The Research Centre Indian Ocean – RIO, jointly with its partners, is organizing an International Conference on the “Silk Roads by Land and Sea”, at the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech). The event is primarily planned as a face-to-face conference with additional digital participation on a Zoom platform. The conference will be structured around five sections, namely Cultural Heritage, Natural Sciences, Humanities and History of Religions, Social Anthropology, and finally, Historic Politics and Economics. Dealing with these five…

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Inauguration of the UNESCO Chair for World Heritage Management and Sustainable Tourism at the German University of Technology

November 2, 2022
German University of Technology, Halban, Oman, Oman + Google Map

  Under the patronage of H.E. Salim bin Mohammed Al Mahrouqi, Minister of Heritage and Tourism, and with the participation of H.E. Shaikha Mai Bint Mohamed Al Khalifa, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Arab the Regional Center for World Heritage, the UNESCO Chair for World Heritage Management and Sustainable Tourism at the German University of Technology in Oman was inaugurated.

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