The University of Chicago has opened a centre in New Delhi as a collaborative attempt between the United States and India to boost research and training in diverse disciplines.
The President of University of Chicago, Robert J. Zimmer, was present at its inauguration in New Delhi. The center is located at Connaught Place will be the hub for conferences and seminars as well as the seat for faculty offices and study areas.
Objective: The centre was opened to promote research, training and scholarship programmes under three broad disciplines: business, economics, law and policy; science, energy, medicine and public health; and culture, society, religion and the arts.
This is a collaborative process to boost research and training in diverse principles.
The centre will also be an intellectual destination, enabling the University of Chicago to better support research and scholarship that will benefit faculty, students and society, said a statement.
The center located at Connaught Place will be the hub for conferences and seminars as well as the seat for faculty offices and study areas.
- It will host Indian and South Asian students and scholars, serve as a base for University of Chicago students and faculty working in India and throughout the region, and engage alumni and parents in India and South Asia.
- Delhi is the third centre for the university after a centre in Beijing, opened in 2010, and the centre in Paris, opened in 2004, in bringing together researchers and students to collaborate across the academic spectrum.
- The centre in Delhi is a wholly-owned foreign enterprise operating under the name of UChicago Center in India Private Limited.
- US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell said the number of students’ visa applications from India is going up and currently more than 100,000 Indian students are studying in the US.