Norway and India sign several MoUs in the field of research and higher education

A delegation of prominent education and research institutions from Norway led by Director-General, Anne Line Wold, Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research visits India

Witnessed by Norwegian Ambassador to India, HE Mr Hans Jacob Frydenlund and the head of the delegation, following MoUs have been signed between: 

  • Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and UiT, The Arctic University of Norway for cooperation in fields such as biophotonics, health and diagnostic tools, nanotechnology, water management and renewable energy. 
  • Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology and UiT, The Arctic University of Norway to facilitate exchange of students and staff and consolidate joint efforts towards project initiatives in national and EU arena. 
  • IIT Jammu and Norwegian University of Science and Technology and IIT Mandi and Norwegian University of Science and Technology with a particular focus of activities in Landslides, Tunnels, Water Management, Hydropower, Project-based learning, Student and researcher’s mobility and Cold region technologies

The following MoUs were signed in Chennai

  • Amity University, Nansen Environmental Research Centre NERCI and Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center NERSC to develop joint co-operation in research and higher education in particular, in areas of ocean studies, remote sensing and fisheries, socioeconomics and fisheries, climate variability and marine living resources.
  • Kerala University Fisheries and Ocean Studies, NERCI, NERSC and Nansen Scientific Society, Bergen, Norway to develop joint co-operation in research and higher education in particular, in areas of Ocean studies, Remote Sensing and Fisheries, Socio-economics and Fisheries, Climate variability and marine living resources.
  • Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) and Alagappa University, Karaikkudy, Tamilnadu for developing collaborative activities within research and education. The primary focus for the collaboration will be renewable energy and nanotechnology.
  • Smart Innovation Norway, Statkraft and IN For cooperation on capacity building and stakeholder engagement in clean energy and energy systems.

Ambassador Frydenlund said on occasion, "The visiting delegation from Norway has had fruitful meetings with their Indian counterparts to discuss increased student mobility between Norway and India. As a part of the Norwegian government's India Strategy 2030, research cooperation and higher education are of high importance in our bilateral relationship. This visit is a key step towards achieving the goals of a stronger and deeper bilateral relationship with India in the field of higher education, and I look forward to developing this further in the years to come." 

Director-General Ms Anne Line Wold added, "India is an important strategic partner for Norway within higher education and research. For Norway, exploring potential partners and connecting researchers and institutions with their counterparts in India is extremely crucial. During this visit, we have had an excellent dialogue with the Indian authorities and found several areas of common interest that will benefit both countries. We also hope to see increased student mobility between India and Norway."