India and DTU looking to increase cooperation

Wednesday 10 Aug 16


Anders Overgaard Bjarklev
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Vanita Singh
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The Indian ambassador, Rajeev Shahare, and his wife received a warm welcome when visiting DTU. Increased cooperation was on the agenda.

On Friday, 5 August, DTU welcomed the Indian ambassador, Rajeev Shahare, and his wife, Mrs. Priti Shahare, to an afternoon with cooperation on the agenda.

Researchers from four DTU departments: DTU Bioinformatics, DTU Space, DTU Electrical Engineering, and DTU Physics presented parts of their research and showed examples of both existing cooperation projects with India and specific areas for increased cooperation in future.

Both the researchers and the ambassador expressed a wish for increased cooperation. The presentations provided the guests with an insight into a wide range of DTU’s activities. Following a guided tour of the PowerLabDK facilities, the guests were briefly introduced to the experimental facilities at DTU Physics in Building 312.

The meeting was set up on the initiative of the Henning Holck-Larsen Foundation, and members of the foundation’s Board also took part in the visit on Friday.

DTU is collaborating with the foundation and Novozymes on sending both students and researchers within biotechnology on exchange stays in India and vice versa. The foundation provides financial support for travel and accommodation. Read more about this exchange programme here.

There is a growing interest among Indian students in travelling to Denmark and become MSc students at DTU. In 2013, DTU thus received nine Indian students, while the University is expecting to receive 38 Indian MSc students in 2016.

In addition, 28 Indians are in the process of completing a PhD degree at DTU—with a further 41 researchers at DTU being from India.


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