Research Projects

EU funded projects

Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies IIR


CCIRS (Programme: EU India Action Plan Support Facility, ASIE/2009/215-062, Centre for Contemporary India Reserach and Studies). The value of the grant is 270 00 euro. Institute is a leader of the project and main coordinator.

The Project lasted from 2010, January till 2011, December.

Despite the end of the project Institute cooperate very active with Indian partners. One of the result of the project was creation in the Institute research centre, Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies.


The Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies is an innovative and interdisciplinary centre of excellence at the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw, based on cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme, University of Hyderabad, Jawaharlal Nehru University and other 14 European and 8 Indian universities and highly specialized institutes.

More about cooperation with Indian partners:


From India:

  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi
  • Institute of Economic Growth, The University of Delhi
  • the Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH), New Delhi
  • India Council for World Affairs, New Delhi
  • The University of Hyderabad
  • Manipal University
  • Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore
  • Institute of Foreign Policy Studies, University of Calcutta, Kolkata
  • Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata
  • Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, Kerala
  • S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai
  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
  • Gatway House (think-tank in Mumbai)
  • University of Kerala

From Nepal:

  • Global Collage Interantional, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Pokhara University, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

From Europe:

  • Centre for Studies on Non-European Countries, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • South Asia Institute (Department of Political Science) University of Heidelberg
  • Department of Political Science, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Research Unit on International Security and Cooperation, Universidad Compultense de Madrid
  • Facoltà di Scienze Politiche, Università degli Studi di Firenze
  • Jan Masaryk Centre of International Studies, University of Economics, Prague
  • Faculty of Social Science, University of Lubljana
  • The Leuven India Focus, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Vrije Universiteit, Brussel
  • Instituto di Pubblicismo, Roma
  • Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
  • Department of History, International and Social Studies; Aalborg University
  • Institut d’etudes politiques de Lyon
  • Contemporary South Asian Studies Programme School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (CSASP), University of Oxford
  • The Centre for International Studies, Dublin City University
  • India-EU Council Association



The Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies is the project funded by the EU aimed at strengthening knowledge about contemporary Indian business and politics. Its mission is to:

  • enhance knowledge concerning contemporary India in the EU, particularly in the economic, political, development, social and cultural dimension;
  • strengthen mutual relations and gradually developing a closer partnership between the EU and India, based on common values, interests and responsibilities;
  • provide outstanding, interdisciplinary and highly specialized education, designed for excellent students. It will ensure active and professional participation of governments and private institutions from India and the EU. The Centre will promote advanced education (MA programme; in the future innovative curricula for PhD studies) and interdisciplinary methods in research and studies regarding contemporary India;
  • be a platform for cooperation between European and Indian Scholars, business elites entrepreneurs, NGOs, public administration, media;



During two years of the project all the aims were full field. Realization of project in had multilevel and interdisciplinary character. The purpose of activity of CCIRS  was to dissemination knowledge about contemporary India in Poland and other countries of EU and to create network between Indian and European scholars. Another aim was to create frame of cooperation between scientific environment form India and Europe and representatives of public administration (especially governmental), business and non-government organization.

  • MA Program in Contemporary India Business and Politics taught in the Institute of International RElations:
    • in Polish since October 2012
    • in English from October 2013
  • Books:
    • India in Contemporary world (Manish Thapa, Jivanta Schottli, Jakub Zajączkowski)
    • India: Emerging Power (Manish Thapa, Jivanta Schottli, Jakub Zajączkowski)
    • International Relations in Asia: Great Powers and Institutions (Manish Thapa, Jivanta Schottli, Jakub Zajączkowski)

    Each book will contain 20 articles and will be published by Routledge Taylor & Francis Group

  • Conferences and seminars (in period of 2010-2012 there were 20 international conferences, 40 seminars and guest lectures)
  • Students Exchange (40 students from Warsaw will start exchange programme since August 2012)


  • European Union and South Asia; Learning from Each Other, joint conference with Nepal Poland Friendship Council; Department of Conflict, Peace and Development Studies, Tribhuvan University, Global College International (Kathmandu), August 2010, Kathmandu;
  • Evolution of India-EU relations: Implications for new world order, joint conference with Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven Centre for Global Governance, India Focus, February 2011, Leuven;
  • Global India, joint conference organized in cooperation with Contemporary South Asian Studies Programme, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, University of Oxford, March 2011, Oxford;
  •  India in International Relations: European and Indian perspectives, joint conference organized in cooperation with Jawaharlal Nehru University and Embassy of the Republic of Poland, April 2011, New Delhi;
  • Trilateralism & Triangular Dynamics in International Relations. Implications for International Relations Theory, joint conference organized in cooperation with South Asia Institute, Department of Political Science, Heidelberg University, July, 2011, Heidelberg;
  • Analysing the Rise of India and China: Domestic, Regional and Global Implications, joint seminar organized in cooperation with Institute of Foreign Policy Studies, University of Calcutta, Global College International (Kathmandu), Embassy of the Republic of Poland in India, February 2012, Kolkata;
  • India and the European Union in International Relations – New Challenges, Old Problems?, joint conference organized in cooperation with Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Embassy of the Republic of Poland in New Delhi and Global College International (Kathmandu), June 2012, Warsaw.


  • from February till May 2012 first two students from IIR UW went to JNU for exchange program
  • In academic year 2012/2013,nearly 40 students will go to India to study for one semester to: JNU, University of Calcutta, TATA Institute of Social Science, University of Mumbai, Manipal University, Tribhuvan University and Global Collage International
  • in February 2012 for four months research to IIR UW came student from Manipal University (Ashwath Puttur)
  • in March, for two weeks research came PhD student from JNU (Vinod Kumar Yadaw)
  • in October 2012 will come to IIR UW student (Ahana Banerjee) from University of Calcutta for three months research.


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Please download Report of Activities 2010-11

Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies IIR:

India-EU Joint House for Science and Innovation

IIR UW is a part of research consortium which won the prestigious EU grant under the Seventh Framewrok Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7). The implementation of the project (No. 295060) entitled the India-EU Joint House for Science and Innovation began on 1 February. The value of the project is 519 000 euro.


  • Observatoire des Sciences et des Techniques, France (Coordinator)
  • Indo-French Center for Promotion of Advanced Research (CEFIPRA), India
  • Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et Européennes (MAEE), France
  • Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Belgium
  • Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea (APRE), Italy
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial research (CSIR), India
  • Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
  • Europa Media Non-Profit Ltd. (EM), Hungary


Meetings of INDIA SI HOUSE Consortium:
– First meeting: 7-8th November 2012 in Hyderabad
– Second meeting: 26-27th March 2013 in Antwerp
– Third meeting: 5-7th June 2013 in New Delhi