Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IIT-Hyderabad) to facilitate and promote cooperation between AUT and IITH through a joint research in disciplines of mutual interest.
This is to be noted that AUT is the first New Zealand university to have an existing collaboration with IIT Madras and again becomes the first New Zealand university to sign a MOU with IIT Hyderabad.
Speaking at the occasion of the signing ceremony in Hyderabad, Professor Guy Littlefair- the Pro Vice Chancellor International and the Dean of Design and Creative Technologies at AUT said “I have had a personal connection with IIT Hyderabad since 2014 and through this partnership there will be wonderful opportunities for students on both sides as well as faculty to collaborate on research platforms. Today, we signed a new MOU setting the bar even higher for our joint aspirations to form the strongest of strategic alliances. It’s an honour and privilege to be associated for so many years and I look forward to delivering significant outcomes from these partnerships”.
This was endorsed by Professor Tarun K. Panda , Dean of International Relations at IIT Hydearabad who said, “Today, i.e., 20.12.22 IITH & AUT signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation and commitment to share the goal of developing both the universities on a global network collaboration. I wish this MoU would promote and expose its members, faculty and students to the realities of international practices, providing them a subsequent platform as well as exchange in knowledge between the two organization".
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Hyderabad on 20th December 2022 in the presence of Dean from IIT Hyderabad and Pro Vice Chancellor International of AUT, New Zealand.
Recently, Professor Guy Littlefair, the PVCI of AUT re-visited IIT Madras campus on 19th December 2022 to discuss the status of MOU signed in 2020 with IITM and to build strategies on further course of action in progress of this partnership. The students at IIT Madras were extremely delighted to interact with Professor Guy and discussed PHD and Post doctorate opportunities available at international level.
Professor Guy Littlefair shares a long association with India since 1992 and wants to build up close and strategic collaboration with top technical institutions of India and AUT, New Zealand.
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Auckland University of Technology (AUT) has been officially recognized as the second highest ranked university overall in New Zealand by 2023 Times Higher Education (THE) University Rankings, and in the world’s top 300 and consistently ranked #1 in New Zealand for International Outlook and Global research Impact. AUT offers over 250 programmes, 2,200 academic staff, and more than 100,000 alumni all over the world.