DCU signs major collaboration agreements with third-level Indian Institutes

DCU President-designate, Professor Brian MacCraith signed a collaboration agreement with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. Minister Eamon Ryan, TD, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, who was in India as part of the St Patrick’s Day celebrations, attended the event. Prof MacCraith led a DCU delegation which included Dr Noel Murphy, Head of the School of Electronic Engineering, Dr Satheesh Krishnamurthy of the School of Physical Sciences and Ms. Marie Heraughty, Head of International Affairs.

During this visit, DCU signed further agreements with the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India’s premier research institute, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi and National Institute of Technology (NIT) Karnataka, Surathkal. A further agreement with Indian Institute of Technology, Madras will be signed later this month. Only the 1% of student in India qualify for admission into the IIT sector.

The new agreements are in line with DCU’s strategic objectives to strengthen relationships with international partners and develop opportunities for research students to engage in research outside of Ireland as part of their PhD programme. The strengthened alliances will be of mutual benefit to academic staff, students and researchers in both Ireland and India.

DCU university has, by tradition, taken an outward-looking approach and has already established key relationships with universities in over 38 countries including China, US, Mexico and Australia as well as Europe. There are currently 39 postgraduate research students from India in DCU, apart from 92 others on Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes and Post-Doctoral researchers in the key research centres in DCU.

For more information please go to http://www.dcu.ie

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