IIT Delhi & University of Queensland(UQ) Inaugurates UQIDAR on January 19

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The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and the University of Queensland (UQ) have jointly founded the UQ-IITD Academy of Research (UQIDAR) on January 19, 2021. 

IIT Delhi & University of Queensland intends for a large number of students to train under the joint Ph.D. program. The joint program will be directed by both UQ and IIT-Delhi professors. The two-year-old program has already attracted over 65 top Ph.D. scholars from various areas.

The UQIDAR will provide a collaborative Ph.D. program to benefit scholars across various fields to develop a widespread effect. The objective is to enroll approximately 300 students in the joint Ph.D. program within the next three years.

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The UQIDAR students will get the chance of researching in both India and Australia. Indian students will generally spend three years at IIT-Delhi and one-year at UQ and Australian students will spend three years at UQ and one year at IIT-Delhi.

The academy will concentrate on interdisciplinary topics. The five specified topics include healthy aging, feeding the world, a resilient environment, future technologies, and transforming societies. 

Prof. Deborah Terry AO is the president and vice-chancellor of the University of Queensland, Australia. He proclaimed that the alliance between the two universities is focusing on enhancing multi-disciplinary research in teamwork to explore the solutions for specific dangers.

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