The India Platform – A short introduction

India and Europe

Today, Europe and India face particular kinds of problems. Europe confronts a greying population, massive retirements and increasing pressure on its social security systems, as well as a shortage of researchers and professionals in many domains. India has an extremely young population but deficient education and health care systems, cities that are becoming increasingly unliveable, and a lack of research culture.

The research results of the Research Centre Comparative Science of Cultures at Ghent University, Belgium, which provides crucial support for the India Platform, show us that these problems are complementary in a particular sense: the problem of the one often holds potential solutions for the problem of the other.