Odisha Govt signs MoU with University of Chicago to facilitate new research, capacity building

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Bhubanewar: The state government, Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago – EPIC and The University of Chicago. The SOI will facilitate new research, knowledge and capacity building.
Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik attended the signing of Statement of Intent (SOI) between, state government, Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago – EPIC and The University of Chicago.
The SOI will facilitate new research, knowledge and capacity building in following areas of cooperation:
• Virtual Academy for digitization, preservation and improved access of archival materials belonging to Odisha
• Research, monitoring & impact evaluation and pilot project implementation in the sectors of energy and environment, health and water & sanitation
• Capacity development of personnel and institutions
• Knowledge sharing through case studies on best initiatives of Odisha & other parts of the world and engagement with Odisha Knowledge Hub
The University of Chicago, one of the world’s premier academic and research institutions, is an intellectual destination. As first step of this collaboration, University of Chicago have setup an EPIC Cell at State Pollution Control Board to carry forward their mandate of cooperation with Government of Odisha with right earnest.
Chief Minister termed that the initiatives will go a long way in preserving lingual and cultural heritage and resources of Odisha. He also expressed confidence that the engagement between Government of Odisha and the University of Chicago will be mutually beneficial and rewarding.