University delegation to India highlights collaborations in science and human development
27 November 2012
Australia's shared interests with India in human development and scientific innovation are under discussion by University of Sydney delegates and Indian partners in New Delhi this week.
With 20 academic leaders from a range of disciplines, the University's 2012 delegation to India coincides with the Australia-India Year of Friendship. It aims to build relationships with Indian Universities and Institutes of Technology, as well as the Indian government and international agencies.
The delegation will showcase the range of research collaborations between the University and Indian researchers. With almost $2 million in funding from the Australian government's AusAID program and the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund, the University's research collaborations tackle real life problems in health, food security, engineering and other areas.
The delegation will also highlight the breakthroughs in mobile technology and informatics in research collaborations pioneered by the University's researchers in the Sydney School of Public Health and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.
Delegation leader Professor John Hearn, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor International, said: "Education is the most effective form of diplomacy, and our aim is to create lasting research and educational links that bring benefits to both countries."
In an event co-hosted with the Australia-India Youth Dialogue, the University is running a series of public lectures to discuss topics including emerging markets, agriculture and architecture with India students.
Professor Hearn added: "As highlighted in the Australia in the Asian Century white paper, education partnerships with Asia are key to Australia's success in the future. Through the platform of education, we can learn from each other to better the lives of citizens in both countries."
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