Ahmedabad: In a bid to promote collaborative research, the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-R) has signed an MoU with University of Southampton.
The institutes look to engage in collaborative research, especially in areas like aviation and railway engineering with a focus on developing technological solutions for the industry.
“To cement the relationship the institutions are holding a number of thematic workshops both in the UK and India. The workshop this week in Southampton has already enabled us to identify areas where there is real potential for thematic scientific collaboration and we very excited to be holding the next workshop at our Roorkee campus in July. Other initiatives are on the cards, including a number of staff visits and exchanges and proposals which will be of interest to both UK and Indian commercial organisations and Government bodies,” said Pradipta Banerji, director of IIT Roorkee.
According to Mark Spearing, the Pro Vice-Chancellor, International of the University of Southampton, a number of initiatives have been planned around the collaboration.
17/05/14 Business Standard