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IIT-Madras, Australian varsity to set joint research centre

News Agencies | Updated on: 13 October 2018, 19:03 IST

The Indian Institute of Technology-Madras has signed an agreement with Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, to set up a joint research centre here.

The centre would provide opportunities to share research facilities, enable collaboration among researchers and joint supervision of doctoral-level research and develop industry-level partnerships, a press release said.

"The agreement with Swinburne is another step towards enhancing our collaboration and involving industry in transformative research that has an impact across the world", director of IIT-Madras professor Bhaskar Ramamurthi said in the release.

The pact was signed recently by Ramamurthi and Chancellor of Swinburne varsity Graham Goldsmith.

"Swinburne is the first Australian university to have a joint PhD programme with IIT-Madras. The research centre will assist in enhancing and scaling up our relationship and creating social and economic impact," the release quoted Goldsmith as saying.


First published: 13 October 2018, 19:03 IST