IIT Kanpur, University of California join for academic, research collaborations
Arpita Das|Mar 21, 2023
NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) and the University of Alberta, Canada collaborated for a joint degree programme (JDP) and research. The agreement was signed between the two organisations on January 18.
The agreement was signed by IIT Kanpur Director Professor Abhay Karandikar, Professor Dhirendra Katti, Dean of International Relations from IIT Kanpur, and Professor William Flanagan, President and Vice-Chancellor and Dr Cen Huang, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (International) from the University of Alberta.
Through this agreement, students will be able to participate in the joint degree programme and conduct research at the partner university. The agreement will also foster research collaborations between faculty members on energy materials, systems and technologies needed towards clean energy transition.
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As a part of the agreement, faculty from the two universities will jointly supervise a doctoral student and will give students a chance to conduct research and visit the partner university for a period of one year or more. The joint doctoral programme will provide students with the opportunity to work with world-renowned faculty at both institutions in key research areas of mutual interest.
Professor Abhay Karandikar, Director IIT Kanpur, said, "We are excited to partner with the University of Alberta on this joint doctoral program. This agreement will provide the students with unique opportunities to work with leading researchers in their respective fields and will help to foster collaboration between our institutions. This is another significant addition to the growing collaborative R&D ecosystem at IIT Kanpur. The agreement will allow us to share expertise and resources and will help to advance research in key areas of mutual interest."
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The delegation from the University of Alberta also interacted with the IIT Kanpur faculty members working in the area of energy and discussed the possible areas of collaboration in the field of energy. The delegation also visited the Department of Sustainable Energy Engineering facilities such as PG Energy Lab, Battery Fabrication Lab as well as other facilities such as Smart Grid Center and Solar Energy Research Park.
IIT Kanpur will also collaborate with the University of Alberta in the Joint Research Innovation Network with a focus on developing new, renewable, and efficient energy materials, systems, and technologies for the clean energy transition to address climate issues.
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