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.”