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IIT Gandhinagar and Deakin University Join Forces for Academic Research

IIT Gandhinagar has joined Australia’s Deakin University as a strategic partner to stride towards educational partnerships.

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Punam Singh
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IIT Gandhinagar and Deakin University

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar has joined Australia’s Deakin University as a strategic partner to stride towards educational partnerships. Both these institutes have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support academic and research collaboration. This collaboration aims to facilitate an exchange of knowledge and resources between both institutions creating opportunities for research, teaching, and learning in areas of mutual interest.

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The MoU was inked on 6th November 2023 and was attended by prominent figures in the field of education. The agreement was formally exchanged by Prof. Lain Martin, Vice Chancellor of Deakin University, and Prof. Rajat Moona, Director of IIT Gandhinagar, in the presence of Jason Clare MP, the Minister for Education of the Government of Australia, and Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Education, Skill Development, Entrepreneurship of the Government of India. The event unfolded during the India-Australia Bilateral Meeting between Ministers of Education from both nations and the inaugural Australia India Education and Skills Council held at IIT Gandhinagar.

This partnership has emerged as a boon as it opens doors for students, faculty, and staff to engage in collaborative efforts across various fields.

Prof Rajat Moona, the Director of IIT Gandhinagar, expressed his enthusiasm about this collaboration, stating, "IIT Gandhinagar has always believed in the idea of global cooperation for collective growth that leads to modern and holistic education and research avenues in the local and global arena. We are excited for this collaboration with Deakin University to scale our joint efforts for developing mutually beneficial and meaningful models for developing the knowledge ecosystem in the region. I am sure that this partnership will greatly benefit our students, faculty, and staff in their careers and international exposure."

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Prof Iain Martin, Vice Chancellor of Deakin University also stated, "Deakin University is thrilled to partner with IIT Gandhinagar in this academic and research collaboration. We believe this collaboration will lead to new opportunities for students and researchers from both institutions, fostering innovation and addressing global challenges."

This partnership represents a testament to the increasing importance of international cooperation in the academic world. Both these institutes will make significant contributions to the global academic community by sharing knowledge, resources, and experiences.

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