India is central to the University’s international strategy and activities, continuing a long history of partnership. This engagement is set to grow even further, reflecting the fact that India is the world’s largest democracy; the world’s second fastest-growing large economy; the major regional power in South Asia, and a rising power on the world stage. Here are just three examples of the multi-faceted engagement that we have with India.
Tackling women’s cancer
Punjab-Birmingham Women’s Cancer Genomics Workshop, in New Delhi (Sept 2016)
Experts from the University of Birmingham are working with Indian partners to lay the foundations for a new study into women’s cancers that could help to diagnose, treat and prevent the disease A cohort study will investigate the factors causing the three most common cancers in women—breast, cervical and ovarian—in the Punjab region. The study would also have health benefits in UK, as there is a large Punjabi population in the West Midlands region. The project links the University of Birmingham with a number of centres of excellence in India: Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, Punjab; National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG), Kolkata; and Public Health Foundation of India..
Sustainable cities and microbiology
Workshop on sustainable cities and microbial infection, New Delhi. (Nov 2016)
Jointly organised by the University of Birmingham and Panjab University (PU), in collaboration with the University of Nottingham. PU led a group of institutions around Chandigarh, known as the Chandigarh Region Innovation and Knowledge Cluster (CRIKC). Experts from the University of Birmingham and Panjab University, the leading university in India, met in Chandigarh and Delhi, agreeing to lay the foundation for joint research that could help to solve major problems facing both countries in the area of sustainable cities the causes of antimicrobial resistance.
Developing sport education in India
The University of Birmingham and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) sign a new agreement (Nov 16)
The University of Birmingham and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) sign a new agreementThe University of Birmingham and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) have signed a new agreement to work together and help improve the sporting performance of India’s athletes. Sports experts at Birmingham will work with SAI partners to develop education programmes across India. They will also identify joint research opportunities and areas of common interest, as well as teaming up to shape sports policy and the development of India’s next generation of athletes at all levels of sport.