Chandigarh: Experts from the University of Birmingham, United kingdom will collaborate with their counterparts at the higher Education institute in the city i.e. Panjab University, Post-Graduation Institute of Medical Education and Research and Panjab College of Engineering.
The main thrust field will be sustainable cities, infection and microbiology.
Research specialists in the area of sustainable cities from Birmingham and Chandigarh have kick-started a partnership to help cities of both countries survive the massive population wave that will hit them in the coming decades.
Experts in infection and microbiology discussed joint research opportunities that could help tackle issues such as the causes of antimicrobial resistance.
India is the world’s largest consumer of antibiotics and faces significant problems with such drugs fast losing their power to heal.
The two-day workshop in Chandigarh and Delhi links the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham with Panjab University (PU) led group of institutions around Chandigarh, known as the Chandigarh Region Innovation and Knowledge Cluster (CRIKC).
University of Birmingham Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International) Professor Robin Mason said, “The University of Birmingham is proud to work in India with our partners in According to Professor Grover, the objective was to help Chandigarh institutions compete with the best nationally and gain recognition to attract corporate level.
The workshop follows September’s Punjab-Birmingham Women’s Cancer Genomics Workshop, in New Delhi, where key partners from India and the UK discussed establishing a cohort study to investigate the factors causing the three most common cancers in India.
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