In a major development, Calcutta University (CU), Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER Pune) and Glasgow University have collaborated for a joint funding of Rs. 1.4 crore with a motive to promote research and knowledge collaborations between the three institutes.
Erasmus+, international credit mobility, has sourced the funds.The significant initiative will enable the bilateral exchange of students and staff at postgraduate and undergraduate levels for two years. The collaboration will build strong links between the three institutes.
International Relations Office Head at IISER Pune, Mr. Naresh Sharma revealed that Glasgow University had understood the value and structure of five-year degree course offered by IISER Pune and the way it harmonised with Glasgow’s flagship M.Sci degrees. The collaboration will open up new opportunities for IISER’s students to work with leading scientists at Glasgow University. Similarly, IISER is feeling delightful to welcome the Glasgow researchers to work in research labs at IISER Pune, he added.
Already, IISER Pune and Glasgow University have identified the students along with staff in the fields of biology, education, chemistry and physics to make visits for the initiative. These students and staff will be involved in collaborative research projects for the next two years.
Through this funding, Calcutta University, the University of Glasgow and IISER Pune will begin a new era in research.
Erasmus+ is a popular funding scheme that provides budgetary support in the fields of education, sports and training. The scheme also provides international credit mobility for staff and students between European Union (EU) and non-EU countries.