We are proud to be a global university, with research collaborations, partnerships and student, alumni and employer connections all over the world. As part of this global outlook, we’re very pleased be strengthening our ties with India.
A delegation of University leaders and senior researchers is currently visiting India, meeting with partners and colleagues to develop areas of collaboration.
As part of this visit, we held a celebration event at the British Council Offices on Thursday 23 February, which also provided an opportunity to celebrate our first India office, which opened in 2020.
Our India office is cultivating strategic partnerships, supporting Indian students wanting to study with us, developing student experience opportunities with Indian partners, and connecting with our Indian alumni.
Professor Claire O’Malley, our Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global), said: “We value our connections with India very highly.
“We look forward to expanding our networks and connections, so that we can work together on yet more research that is world-leading and world-changing.”
We have developed long-term partnerships with top Indian institutions including Amrita University and Indian Institute of Technology to address some of the major challenges facing the world today through innovative and pioneering research.
Our partnership with Amrita University supports key foundation industries in India and the UK to decarbonise by using the latest thermal energy innovations.
We have also been a part of the UK-India collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology into understanding how the water cycle in India is changing and the impact it could have.
Moreover, our Anthropology research with several Indian institutes found that bidi (Indian cigarette) rollers would be more inclined to consider other work if they were involved in shaping the alternative employment available.
Our top-rated Law School enjoys close links with India including, recently the founding of a Centre for Indian Law and Policy – the first such academic research centre focusing on India’s legal system to be established in the UK, and only the second outside of India.
Many of our ground-breaking research projects have also received research grants from Indian partners.