New Delhi: Macquarie University, one of Australia’s top 10 Universities have 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 will facilitate student and faculty exchange, joint research collaboration, teaching and learning initiatives, conferences, workshops and trainings in sciences and engineering. Both the institutions have a strong tradition of research and discovery which will be harnessed through this relationship. While IIT Delhi is a world renowned technology institute, Macquarie’s Faculty of Science and Engineering is also known for its path breaking innovations in wireless technology, telecommunications, cyber security, information technology, environmental sciences, to name a few areas of excellence. Both institutions have agreed to collaborate in these areas and produce impactful research and academic outcome.
This MoU was signed by Macquarie University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) Ms. Nicole Brigg and witnessed by Professor Richard de Grijs, Associate Dean (Global Engagement), Faculty of Science & Engineering. Professor Sanjeev Sanghai, Alumni Affairs & International Programmes represented IIT Delhi.
Professor Richard de Grijs, Associate Dean (Global Engagement), Faculty of Science & Engineering, Macquarie University said “We are delighted to sign an agreement with the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology 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”.
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, Macquarie 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.