Several areas of mutual interest and research synergy have been identified and discussed by the two institutes. Though, initially focused on water resources the relationship has evolved with strengths in the following areas: Cyber security, Transport and Environment, Antibiotic Resistance, Quality and Innovation and Knowledge Transfer, Smart Grids and Telecommunications and Catchment hydrology and water management. They are also looking at further cooperation in the area of Nano-technology.
Commenting on the tie-up, Professor Richard Davies, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Engagement and Internationalisation, Newcastle University, UK, said: “Our vision is to be a world-class civic university, which means we apply the excellence of our teaching and research to some of the huge challenges society faces locally and globally. Our partnership with IIT-D will go a long way towards helping us fulfil this ambition.
“Newcastle University is globally ambitious, and international collaborations, such as the IITD link-up, enrich the quality of the research and education. Research excellence and the experience of collaborating with international partners helps the Newcastle University make an internationally-leading contribution to the field of sustainability, ageing and social renewal.”
Professor Shashi Mathur, Dean, Alumni Affairs and International Programmes, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi said: “IIT Delhi and Newcastle University, UK, under the existing Memorandum of Understanding have undertaken various activities in the past and have thus gained extensively through collaborative research. “
He added, “The two Institutes are committed to continue this mutually beneficial cooperation by sharing knowledge and expertise to find solutions to the various challenging problems and further collaborate in the identified priority areas of research. In addition to this, the two Institutes are also committed to strengthening their academic relationship for mutual benefit.”
About Newcastle University:
Newcastle University, UK is a major research-intensive university, located in Newcastle upon Tyne in the north-east of England. It strives for world-class academic excellence- but excellence with a purpose. The university has a global reputation for research excellence and is spearheading three major societal challenges that have significant impact on global society. These themes are: Ageing, Social Renewal and Sustainability.
Newcastle University is a member of the Russell Group of universities which is an association of 20 research-intensive universities in UK. The University provides students with an education for life and offers excellent facilities at its city centre campus creating a world-class teaching and learning environment.
Newcastle University is also the first UK university to establish a fully owned international branch campus for medicine at its NUMed Campus in Malaysia which opened in 2011. Newcastle University also has a major presence in Singapore and has developed degree programmes with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and Ngee Ann and Nanyang Polytechnics, delivering top-quality degrees in engineering disciplines, marine and food and human nutrition.
Date: Feb 24, 2016