Macquarie University, one of Australia's top 10 Universities, has signed an agreement today with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, to collaborate over a wide range of research and academic activities. The MoU, according to a statement from Macquarie University, will facilitate student and faculty exchange, joint research collaboration, teaching and learning initiatives, conferences, workshops and training in sciences and engineering.
IIT Delhi, a world-renowned technology institute and Macquarie University, its Faculty of Science and Engineering is known for its path breaking innovations in wireless technology, telecommunications, cyber security, information technology, environmental sciences, to name a few areas of excellence, have agreed to collaborate in these areas and produce impactful research and academic outcome.
The MoU was signed by Macquarie University's Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) Ms. Nicole Brigg and witnessed by Prof Richard de Grijs, Associate Dean (Global Engagement), Faculty of Science & Engineering. Prof Sanjeev Sanghai, Alumni Affairs and International Programmes represented IIT Delhi.
"The Memorandum of Understanding we sign today is the beginning of what we believe to be a long relationship in which we will learn with, and from, each other through cooperative academic pursuits," said Prof Richard de Grijs.
Professor Sanjeev Sanghi, Dean AAIP, IIT Delhi considers the signing of this MoU, "The first step toward impactful collaborative research between IIT Delhi and Macquarie University. It will bring together researchers, academics and students from both institutions and will provide them with a platform to benefit from mutual expertise".
As part of its India engagement, the Australian University has forged strategic academic and research alliances with some of the leading institutions in India.
Some of its ongoing partnerships include those with Lady Shri Ram College for Women, St. Xavier's College Kolkata, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, The Tata Institute of Social Sciences University, and Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
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