Six new tie-ups with India: University of Edinburgh

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 24, 2018 Published on February 20, 2015

University of Edinburgh, which has come down to India with its largest ever delegation here, has signed four new agreements with premier Indian institutes, its Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Timothy O'Shea said on Friday.

Apart from signing a Letter of Intent with National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), Chennai, it has forged partnerships with the National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, and Anna University in Chennai. It will sign two more in the coming days with Corbett Foundation in Mumbai and Christian Medical College in Vellore.

The tie-ups, apart from student exchanges, would be to boost research in areas such as biotechnology, engineering, genetics, genomics among others.

The university already has agreements with the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Delhi University; Indian Institute of Science and the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS).

The university, in 2013, launched the Edinburgh India Institute to collate all research and cultural links between Edinburgh and India.

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Published on February 20, 2015
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