International Academic collaboration to address global challenges

La Trobe University and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) have embarked on an exciting new phase of their partnership, launching a Research Academy in India to address significant global social, community, health and technological challenges.

The IIT Kanpur – La Trobe University Research Academy will boost both organisations’ research capabilities and bring together La Trobe and IIT Kanpur experts to create a globally recognized center for research.

The Research Academy will be based in Kanpur, with a strong presence at La Trobe’s Australian campuses for visiting Research Academy staff and up to 40 PhD students, who will be eligible to apply for generous scholarships.

Speaking at the launch in Mumbai, La Trobe Chancellor, John Brumby , said the Research Academy will strengthen both institutions’ capacity to address global problems.

“We are delighted to be launching the IIT Kanpur – La Trobe University Research Academy, to address a diverse range of challenges in health, food and water security, urban planning and transport”

“The Research Academy will train the next generation of research and industry leaders. Through the Research Academy’s generous scholarship program, which includes support for tuition fees and travel, La Trobe looks forward to welcoming up to 40 PhD students to Australia to benefit from the strength of our relationship with IIT Kanpur,” Brumby said. La Trobe also today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Amrita University.