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Scottish and Indian scientists to join forces for environmental research

The agreement was signed at a meeting in Bengaluru, India (courtesy IISc)
"This partnership represents a unique opportunity to realise scientific collaboration and technology exchange between Scotland and India.

The James Hutton Institute and the Indian Institute of Science have signed an agreement to initiate cooperation in water security, catchment management, restoration of polluted environments, soil health and food security. The document was signed by Professor Bob Ferrier, Director of Research Impact of the James Hutton Institute, and V. Rajarajan, Registrar of the Indian Institute of Science, at a meeting in Bengaluru, India.

As part of the collaboration, the James Hutton Institute and the Indian Institute of Science have agreed to exchange research scientists and appoint joint staff and studentships; develop collaborative research programmes; engage with industry to foster the practical application of new technologies; and develop a science, policy and practice interface in Scotland and India following the model of Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).

On behalf of the James Hutton Institute, Professor Bob Ferrier commented: “We are delighted to establish links with the Indian Institute of Science. This partnership represents a unique opportunity to realise scientific collaboration and technology exchange between Scotland and India.”

Based in Bengaluru, capital of the Indian state of Karnataka, the Indian Institute of Science was established in 1909 and is widely regarded as one of the premier institutes for advanced scientific and technological research in the country.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.