Cabinet approves MoU between IIST and TU Delft Netherlands for research activities | Daily Current Affairs 2021

Cabinet approves MoU between IIST and TU Delft Netherlands for research activities

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IIST and TU Delft Netherlands

IIST and TU Delft Netherlands: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on 4th August 2021, approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Indian Institute of Space science and Technology (IIST) and the Netherlands’ The Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) for research collaboration.

Highlights:

  • The agreement was signed for carrying out the Academic programmes and Research activities involving students and faculty members in each institution.
  • It was signed on April 9, 2021, and May 17, 2021, at respective institutes.

Key Details of MoU:

  • The parties may exchange students at the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels.
  • Also, they will mutually discuss and decide the areas of studies and credits to be pursued under the scheme.  
  • Further, with the MoU, the students will be eligible for a Dual Degree/Double Degree programme in which adds to the initial degree that will be awarded by the home institute.
  • The Parties may design and develop research of engineering project assignments which will be pursued by students during their stay both short term and long term, in the partner institute.

Benefits:

  • Cooperation with the EWI at TU Delft, the oldest and largest Dutch public technological university through this agreement would lead to developing a joint activity in research in the area of science and technology.
  • The signing of this Agreement shall enable pursuing the following potential interest areas of cooperation such as exchange of faculty members, students, and researchers, scientific materials, publications, and information.
  • Joint research meeting, Ph.D. program, Dual Degree/Double Degree programme.
  • It will also provide impetus to explore newer research activities and application possibilities in the field of science and technology.

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