Cambridge University VC reaffirms partnership with India


The nine-day visit would build on her previous visit last January, strengthening and celebrating important relationships with leading institutions for teaching, research and policy, and with alumni and industry in India, enhancing the 'ever-deepening and widening Cambridge-India partnership,' an official statement said.

Professor Richard said: 'Both our countries recognise the growing importance of harnessing discoveries and translating them into use, both for economic benefit and for the broad betterment of society.'

Highlights of the visit will include a keynote lecture on 12 January at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, as part of the UK Science in India lecture series, entitled "Catalysing innovation: the role of universities" and a high-level seminar on Industrial Sustainability in Mumbai led by the University's Institute for Manufacturing and Indian collaborators; meetings with key Indian academic and industry partners and gatherings of alumni in each of the five cities.

' I am delighted to be speaking on this important topic at the very distinguished Indian institute of Science to launch the UK Science in India lecture series. In doing so, I hope to sew one more thread in the rich and complex tapestry of UK-India relations,' Professor Richard said.
Highlights of the visit would include a keynote lecture on Jan 12 at the Indian institute of Science in Bangalore,as part of the UK Science in India lecture series and a high-level seminar on industrial Sustainability in Mumbai.

The Vice-Chancellor's delegation includes Michael O'Sullivan, Director of the Cambridge and Commonwealth Trust which provides financial assistance for overseas students at Cambridge, and Professor Dame Sandra Dawson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, who chairs the Cambridge-India Partnership.

The delegation will attend cricket matches in New Delhi and Mumbai as the Cambridge University Cricket Club (CUCC) play Indian sides. It will be the first time that CUCC has toured India.

The University has supplied England captains who have led tours to India including Tony Lewis who captained in 1972-73 and who will be in India to follow this tour. Match venues will include Roshanara Gardens in Delhi on Sunday 10 January and Bombay Gymkhana in Mumbai on Friday 15 January.

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