13 February 2020 at 9:00 am

New Zealand-India academic partnerships to be strengthened through proposed IITD New Zealand Centre

A new Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) and New Zealand’s eight universities.

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University of Auckland Deputy Vice-Chancellor Jenny Dixon and IIT Delhi Deputy Director (Strategy & Planning) Prof. Ashok K Ganguli.

It is expected that the centre will host visiting researchers and academics, act as a forum for diplomatic and trade dialogue among different sectors, and support student mobility.

ENZ Regional Director – Asia, John Laxon says that the New Zealand Centre would be a one-of-a-kind research establishment.

“A research-focused New Zealand Centre at IIT Delhi builds on New Zealand’s status as the preferred education destination for students, with a 71 per cent increase in Indian students choosing to study in New Zealand universities in 2019. We are committed to strengthening the research and education ties between New Zealand and India, and are excited to be partnering with a prestigious institution in IIT Delhi.”

Dean of Alumni Affairs and International Programmes, Prof. Sanjeev Sanghi, says IIT Delhi was committed to quality education for students and pleased to be associated with New Zealand.

“The New Zealand Centre embodies our efforts to embrace internationalisation, 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.”

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