With an aim to enhance educational links between India and the UK, the two countries have announced 57 education and research partnerships worth over 1.6 million pound.
Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, UK Government, has announced the new UK-India partnerships at an event hosted by the British Council. The partnerships are announced under UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI).
Institutions in the UK and India will jointly implement the research and other educational activities in the fields of social sciences, engineering, human health, climate research and data science.
UKIERI is a bilateral education and research programme funded by the UK and Indian governments.
“Over the last ten years, new joint UK-India research and academic exchanges have brought joint investments worth over 200 million pound and UKIERI has been an important part of that success. Over 1,000 UK-India partnerships have been created, leading to 25,000 exchanges of academics and researchers,” Clark said.