Uni boosts Indian links

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EDINBURGH University is strengthening its links with India through a new partnership with one of the country’s most influential cultural organisations.

The collaboration with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) will create a chair of Contemporary Indian Studies at the university, the first of its kind in Scotland.

The agreement will see an Indian academic join the university as a professor.

The organisations hope that this will mark the first step in establishing a permanent relationship that could create a Centre for Contemporary Indian Studies at Edinburgh.

University principal Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea said: “Our efforts show that the University of Edinburgh is committed to working with Indian partners and institutions.”