Sandra Dawson, Lindsay Greer, Tom Blundell and Keith Glover were amongst more than twenty senior colleagues who joined The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Professor Alison Richard, on a two week visit to India in January 2008 which involved activities in New Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai.

The visit has acted as a focus for: increasing the visibility of a wide and deep array of existing relationships between Cambridge and India; developing new collaborations with academic, business and policy communities; strengthening ties with alumni; and thanking all those who support Cambridge in many ways including providing scholarships which enable students from India to study in Cambridge.

The programme was packed with lecture, meetings and workshops involving people from government, business, and academia. Alumni reunions, with a good representation of Sidney people at each reception, were held in Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai and Kolkata One of the Master's of the visit was to be part of the Vice Chancellor's party when they were guests of the Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh at a lunch at his residence.

In Bangalore, Sandra Dawson chaired the selection panel for two new Pavate Fellows: Dr Anita Bassalingappa and Dr Ramesh Kudenatti to come to Sidney later in the Year.

Further visits, collaborations and agreements are planned including a joint delegation of senior University and industry representatives from the Cambridge high-tech cluster visiting key figures from the Bangalore cluster later in the year.

This is an archived news story, first posted in 2008.

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