The AEclipse International Research Project 2015. This trip will take us along the many beautiful and distressing faces of the Indian cities Mumbai and Bangalore. The Indian economy is one of many opportunities and successes, and also one of many challenges. The country is home to 42% of the world’s poor, more than the entire continent of Africa. Yet, the country almost singlehandedly managed to make the world achieve the first Millennium Goal to half global poverty. The Indian GDP per capita is expected to quadruple between 2007 and 2020, and for a country containing almost one-fifth of the world population, that’s kind of a big deal.
Mumbai is the financial and business capital of India, as well as – with an estimated population of 18.4 million! – the most populous city of India. Bangalore is the IT capital of India, and a hub for multinational corporations, FDI, and local entrepreneurship. By visiting those two cities, we are convinced we will be able to approach India’s impressive growth from a business, entrepreneurial, policy making, humanitarian, development, sustainability and financial perspective.
Unfortunately, it is no longer possible to apply.
The IRP 2015 organising team:
Niels Geesing – Stanimir Kostov – Niklas Josten – Peter Scheer – Coen Buvelot