IIT Delhi partners with New Zealand Universities to boost research in data science, sustainability and healthcare

High Ranking delegates from New Zealand Universities and IIT Delhi for signing MoU

  • The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi is all set to establish a ‘NEW Zealand Centre’ at its campus to accelerate research practices.
  • The institute has signed a memorandum of understanding with eight universities in New Zealand.
  • All eight universities and IIT Delhi will infuse $50,000 each — contributing $10,000 in total to facilitate academic workshops and research projects.
  • In 2019, New Zealand witnessed a whopping 71% increase in Indian students studying there.
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi is all set to establish a ‘NEW Zealand Centre’ at its campus to accelerate research practices and long term collaboration.

The institute has signed a memorandum of understanding with eight universities in the country.

“The New Zealand Centre embodies our efforts to embrace internationalization, open up opportunities for new research collaborations and increase global exposure for our students. We look forward to collaborating more with universities from New Zealand,” said Prof. Sanjeev Sanghi, Dean – Alumni Affairs and International Programmes at IIT Delhi.

Under the partnership, the participating universities — including the University of Auckland, University of Otago and Lincoln University — and IIT Delhi will infuse $50,000 each — contributing $10,000 in total to facilitate academic workshops and research projects.

Other participating universities include AUT University, Massey University, Victoria University of Wellington, University of Waikato and University of Canterbury — all of which feature in the top universities, according to the QS Rankings.

The centre will also act as a forum for diplomatic and trade relations between the two nations. It will allow researchers and academicians across sectors come together and support student mobility.

This includes research on data science, cyber security, energy and environmental studies, and advanced biological and healthcare systems and engineering, sustainable cities, technologies for clean water.

John Laxon, Education New Zealand’s Regional Director Asia, said that the New Zealand Centre would be a one-of-a-kind research establishment.

In 2019, New Zealand witnessed a whopping 71% increase in Indian students studying there. “This is a significant step in New Zealand’s long-term education relationship with India. IIT Delhi is the ideal partner to progress our research collaborations for the development of leading-edge research through the association,” said Professor Jennifer Dixon, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Strategic Engagement at University of Auckland.

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