These included the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Indian Statistical Institute, Jadavpur University and Calcutta University at an event hosted by British Deputy High Commissioner Bruce Bucknell in Kolkata.
Separate events featured discussions with Tata Medical Centre, Tata Steel and Graphite India, with plans for research projects and funding applications now in the pipeline.
Professor Stephen Flint, Associate Vice-President for Internationalisation, who led the delegation said: “As a global university it is important that Manchester continues to expand its links to other institutions around the world. This visit to India is part of that process and we have discovered many areas where researchers at Manchester can work together with Indian counterparts on world class projects.”
Alongside Stephen, the others on the team were:
- Vaskar Saha, Professor of Paediatric Oncology
- Keith Brennan, Associate Dean for Internationalisation in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
- Jonny Blaker, Lecturer in Biomaterials
- Georgina Moulton, Senior Lecturer in Bio-health Informatics
- David Polya, Professor of Environmental Geochemistry, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences