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IITR delegation at UP Germany

A delegation from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IITR), headed by Director KK Pant, recently visited the University of Potsdam (UP) in Germany with the aim of enhancing their partnership in higher education, research, and collaborative efforts, according to an official statement.

Prof. Pant suggested hosting faculty members from the UP in a range of programmes at different levels, available to both new and seasoned faculty members. Both institutions came to an agreement to trade young professors and scientists to exchange expertise and research experiences, with opportunities for teaching at each other’s institutions, the statement mentioned.

The UP president expressed that the visit presents a chance to reflect on their relationship and collaboration and enhance it even more. Additionally, they conversed about their joint efforts in hydrology, climatology, and disaster management, among other topics, and explored ways to broaden and diversify their partnership. Based on their excellent cooperation, joint projects, joint publication records, and regular student and faculty mobility, UP and IITR agreed to consider each other as key partners and establish a virtual foci centre. This will help in securing better administrative support to structure collaboration programs and joint funding opportunities in other research areas such as clean water, green energy, and carbon capture and utilization.

During the meeting at the New Palais Campus, both institutions discussed strengthening their existing Joint Masters Exchange Program and proposed enhancing the PhD Exchange program while working towards an undergraduate exchange program.

This meeting marks a significant milestone in the partnership between IITR and UP, and both institutions look forward to a fruitful collaboration that will benefit their students, faculty, and research initiatives.