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March 12, 2021 Friday 04:21:41 PM IST

Building links with India’s newest university

A collaboration has been made between the University of Edinburgh and Gujarat Biotechnology University (GBU) to deliver novel research and project-based Masters and PhD programmes in biotechnology. Masters programmes in subjects such as industrial, medical and agricultural biotechnology will be co-created by experts in Edinburgh and GBU. Students will receive a GBU degree, via an Edinburgh-designed curricula, co-created research programmes and industry engagement. The GBU programmes will encourage entrepreneurship in biological engineering and aim to bring innovative products to the market. Students will have the opportunity to take placements in Edinburgh, and academics from the University of Edinburgh will contribute to teaching, research and industry engagement at GBU.

An Agreement for Academic Cooperation was signed by University of Edinburgh Principal Professor Peter Mathieson, the Honorable Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani and witnessed by Alex Ellis CMG, British High Commissioner to India.