Ahmedabad: University of Wollongong, Australia’s top rated University, AGH University of Science and Technology (Poland), University of Information Technology and Management (Poland) as well as Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman and GTU are going to join the hands for various research and academic collaborations. Poland and Australia are official partner of Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2017.
University of Wollongong is Australia’s top rated University and it has been featured under world’s top 2 % University as per QS ranking 2015/16. UoW is leading University in Australia having very strong research and development expertise in various academic domains. GTU, being state’s largest technological university have a strong infrastructure for innovation and research. So, looking at the strengths of both the universities, they have decided to collaborate in few specific areas.
Representative of Australian University exchanged Letter of Intent with Prof. (Dr) Navin Sheth, Vice Chancellor of GTU in presence of Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, Education Minister of Gujarat, Shri Jaydrathsinh Parmar, Minister of state for Technical Education, Shri Nanubhai Vanani, Minister of state for Primary Education, Smt. Vibhavariben Dave, Parliamentary Secretary, Smt. Anju Sharma, Principal Secretary (higher & technical education), Shri Shailesh Rawal, Technical Education Commissioner were present. Dr. Rajul Gajjar, Director GTU, Shri J.C. Lilani, I/c Registrar of GTU also participated in the meeting. Dr.Rahma Al-Mahrooqi, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Sultan Qaboos University, Oman visited GTU and expressed willingness various research and academic collaborations including joint conferences.
Prof. (Dr) Navin Sheth, Vice Chancellor of GTU said that the key areas of the collaboration with the universities of 3 countries would be the joint research projects in fields of Engineering and Management, Joint Publications by the faculties and research scholars of both the universities, Involvement of UoW’s professors in GTU’s PhD program as co-supervisors, Academic exchange program for the students of GTU to University of Wollongong, Industry based Internship for the students of UoW to GTU, and participation of the students and faculties of both the universities in the research and academic scholarship programs at both the Universities. GTU is planning to establish advanced research centres shortly. So, UoW has also proposed to collaborate for establishing advance research labs in specific areas like Industrial Design, Mechatronics and Transportation.