India Queensland Education Partnership Event was organized by Trade and Investment Queensland, Australia and FICCI, India on BIKE online platform. IIT Roorkee participated in the event to interact with the representatives of Australian universities and explore the opportunities of collaboration. Prof P Arumugam, Dean of International Relations and Dr Shantanu Wahal, Executive Officer, International Relations represented IIT Roorkee in the online event.
Following Australian university from the Queensland region participated in the event-
- Bond University
- Australian Catholic University
- Torrens University
- University of the Southern Queensland
- The Outsource Institute Australia
- James Cook University
- University of Queensland
- Griffith University
- University of the Sunshine Coast
Prescheduled meetings were organized with the University of Queensland and James Cook University.
Meeting with the University of Queensland– Prof Aleksander Rakic, Assoc. Dean (External Engagement), Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology; Prof Helen Bostock Lyman, Associate Professor in Oceanography & Associate Professor and Deputy Head School of Earth and Environmental Sciences; Ian Glidden. Regional Manager (South Asia, Middle East & Africa); Ms Melinda Knox, International Relations Officer took part in the meeting from the University of Queensland. During the online meeting both the institutes presented their research highlights and discussed the possible domains of collaboration. It was decided the Prof Helen Bostock will take the lead in exploring the possibilities of research partnerships in the areas of Earth Sciences, Architecture and Planning, Geology, Remote sensing etc. IR office at IIT Roorkee was tasked with providing necessary administrative support in building the new collaborations between the two institutes.
Meeting with James Cook University– Ms Magee Clare, Director-International; Ms Natalie Spicer, Associate Director, International (Asia, Africa and Oceania) from James Cook University took part in the meeting. Besides other discussions that took place between the representatives of the two institutes, it was decided that an MoU should be executed at an institutional level to provide a platform for various collaboratives activities between IIT Roorkee and James Cook University.
There were spot interactions also, which took place between IIT Roorkee and other participating Australian universities during the online event.