IITH, Swinburne University to offer Ph.D. programme in engineering, science

M Somasekhar Hyderabad | Updated on September 28, 2018 Published on September 28, 2018

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) has launched a research collaboration with Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. They will take up a partnered Ph.D. programme covering engineering, science, design and arts and humanities.

The collaboration will provide top international level research, focused on industry by combining the expertise of researchers in India and Australia while providing access to facilities in mutually identified key research areas.

Graham Goldsmith, Chancellor, Swinburne University of Technology, said, “This partnership is a true collaboration between our two institutions where we bring together our mutual strength in engineering, science, technology and design to undertake life-changing research and produce first-class graduates of the future.”

Both Swinburne University and IIT Hyderabad share common research strength in the space of manufacturing, smart cities, health innovation, digital innovation and data science.

IIT Hyderabad has an established and extensive collaborative network around the world, including with universities in Japan, US, Australia, Canada, Europe and Taiwan. It also has three technology incubators – ITIC, Centre for Healthcare Entrepreneurship and Fabless Chip Design Incubator with 10 incubated companies.

U B Desai, Director, IITH, said students will have the opportunity to be jointly supervised by both universities while working on industry projects. There are already 23 students enrolled for programme with the number expected to grow many fold in the years to come.

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Published on September 28, 2018
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