University of Cambridge VC to visit India this month

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 15:55

London: Seeking to reinforce ties between the University of Cambridge and India, the varsity's Vice Chancellor is set to visit the country this month.

Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz will lead a senior university delegation for a series of events and meetings.

Academics and thinkers from India and Cambridge will discuss their work to identify solutions in three areas of global concern- health, education and society.

On September 18, the university will host a gathering of Indian alumni in the capital city New Delhi.

'Global Cambridge: India', a day of lectures and panel discussions will have eminent figures including Karan Thapar, Lord Bilimoria, Sir Mark Tully and British High Commissioner Sir James Bevan.

The Vice Chancellor will also inaugurate the new head offices for Cambridge University Press India in New Delhi on September 20.

Consistently ranked as one of the world's leading universities, Cambridge has strong historic and contemporary links with India.

Strengthening its engagement with India remains at the forefront of the university's international strategy.

Indian institutions and Cambridge are becoming major partners in cutting-edge research in areas of education, advanced manufacturing, nanotechnology, health, innovation and food security.

This will be the sixth visit to India by Professor Borysiewicz, a distinguished clinical researcher and virologist, since his appointment as Cambridge Vice Chancellor in October 2010.

He was previously the Chief Executive of UK Medical Research Council.  

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 15:55

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