India events focus on hi-tech innovation

Data driven innovation and healthcare are the focus for a series of events in India next week.

Edinburgh will join institutions from across Scotland to explore possible research partnerships with Indian universities and businesses.

The visit – taking place from 25 to 29 November – will highlight Scotland’s expertise in innovation, concentrating on technology, life sciences and precision medicine.

Data driven

Activities include engagement with India’s data driven innovation industry and promotion of Edinburgh’s strengths in AI.

Events will also focus on medical research and development as well as potential collaborations in drug discovery and precision medicine.  

The visit will seek to develop partnerships with industry and academic institutions and establish new trade and investment links by supporting industrial collaborations between the Scottish Higher Education sector and Indian companies.

This week’s series of events will develop existing partnerships and create new collaborations that will drive forward our relationship with India in the coming years.

Professor Charlie JefferySenior Vice Principal, the University of Edinburgh

Government leads

The visit is led by Scottish Government’s Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

Also taking part are the Universities of Dundee, Glasgow, St Andrews, Strathclyde and Heriot Watt University.

Edinburgh alumni will also attend a reception to mark St Andrews Day at the British High Commissioner’s residence in Delhi.

Taking part in the visit are Senior Vice Principal Professor Charlie Jeffery; Professor Charles Ffrench Constant, Deanery of Clinical Sciences; and the Roslin Institute’s Professor Bruce Whitelaw, and Amrita Sadarangani, Regional Director, South Asia.  

Edinburgh and India

Edinburgh has strong links with India and the University’s India Liaison Office in Mumbai encourages new research collaborations and academic exchanges.

Edinburgh also has the largest group of Indian students in Scotland. More than 350 Indian students have studied at Edinburgh in the past academic year.  

“We have enjoyed a long standing-relationship with India. An important part of our engagement has been the development of major, mutually beneficial links with Indian businesses, and institutions and universities.

Professor Charlie JefferySenior Vice Principal, the University of Edinburgh


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South Asian undergraduates

South Asian postgraduates


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