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UK University’s India Roadshow: Strengthening Scientific Ties

University of Manchester Delegation Visits India to Foster Scientific Partnerships and Explore New Opportunities

India-UK Agreement Boosts Collaborative PhD Programme between University of Manchester and Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

The recently forged India-UK agreement paves the way for a joint award PhD Programme between the University of Manchester and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). This collaborative effort strengthens existing research partnerships in various thematic areas such as biomaterials, graphene, and environmental sciences.

Professor Stephen Flint, Associate Vice President International for Manchester University, emphasized the significance of the joint PhD programme with IISc in advancing the university’s strategic goals of establishing world-class research connections with India and promoting student mobility between the two nations.”

The University of Manchester and IISc Strengthen Research Collaboration through Joint PhD programme.

The University of Manchester, having established research partnerships with IISc in previous years, is taking the next stride in deepening the relationship. This is achieved through a joint PhD programme where academic colleagues from both institutions will share supervision of the PhD students. The students will spend two years in Manchester and two years in Bengaluru,” stated Professor Stephen Flint.

Expressing satisfaction with the collaboration, Professor Govindan Rangarajan, Director of IISc, said, “The Indian Institute of Science is delighted to partner with the University of Manchester for this joint PhD programme.

Promising Partnership to Enhance Ties and Address Healthcare Challenges with numerous areas of shared interest, we have high confidence in the productivity of this partnership,” stated the university.

During their visit to India, the team will explore collaborative opportunities with Indian institutions to tackle non-communicable diseases among populations outside of Europe and North America.

The University of Manchester’s global healthcare strategy and collaborations between India and the UK have led to the establishment of the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Neurodevelopment and Autism in South Asia Treatment and Evidence (NAMASTE). This unit aims to extend the university’s autism program by implementing an innovative integrated detection-care pathway for young children with autism and their families in India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal, utilizing lay health workers.”


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