Last week marked an important stepping stone in Norwegian-Indian academic partnerships when the largest Norwegian university inaugurated its cooperation with new Indian partners. NTNU is not only the largest university in Norway, but also a leading institution in Marine technology and renewable energies such as wind and hydropower, areas that are increasing in importance both in Norway and in India.
By the signing of a memorandum of understanding between NTNU and the Indian universities of IIT Kharagpur and BITS Pilani at a conference in New Delhi last week, the three universities will work towards strengthening Indian-Norwegian cooperation in the fields of Hydropower and Marine Technologies specifically.
Rector Gunnar Bovim from NTNU
With the workshop and the signing of a memorandum of understanding between NTNU and IIT Kharagpur, an important step is made for future contributions from two of the strongest academic institutions within Marine technology for finding new solutions to support the already strong industrial marine and maritime collaboration between Norway and India. The signing of an MoU Between NTNU and BITS Pilani builds on an already established research collaboration within energy efficiency in food processing and value chain management and opens new avenues for academic collaboration and student exchange.
During its visit to India, NTNU’s aim is to strengthen the institutional bonds to Indian institutions and to discuss institutional partnerships with selected Indian universities. Implemented in the cooperation is increased research collaboration and educational cooperation, with the main goal of increasing the student mobility between India and NTNU.
Signing of MoU between NTNU and IIT Kharagpur