Indian project awarded funding from Region Blekinge 2008-2009

Blekinge Institute of Technology was awarded 1 287 500 Swedish Crowns from the Council of Region Blekinge for the Indian project at the Board meeting on June 4th 2008. The Indian project aims to coordinate public and private sector efforts in the region towards extended collaboration with south-east India, mainly focusing on Andhra Pradesh, Chennai and Bangalore, where the university already has established contacts with several universities and several industries in Blekinge have offices and/or on-going cooperation with Indian companies. 

For more information about the regional Indian project, contact project leader Eva-Lisa Ahnström, eva-lisa.ahnstrom@bth.se.

The Indian project links together various collaborations with India that have developed in Blekinge over the past two years.

Background

Student exchange

Blekinge Institute of Technology has signed Memorandums of Collaboration with three major technical universities in the Andhra Pradesh region. Today we have the largest number of Indian students studying technology programs on master's level of all the universities in Sweden.

Collaboration around research and development 

Within the framework of the Swedish Research Links program, initiated by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Swedish Research Council (VR), Blekinge Institute of Technology has received funding during 2007-2009 for the multidisciplinary research project Participatory, sustainable, convergent and high quality public e-services - developing methods and practices. The project aims at developing long-term research cooperation within the area of e-government with the Telecommunications and Computer Networking (TeNeT) group at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai (IIT-M).

Project leader at IIT-M: professor Ashok Jhunjhunwala, research leader of the TeNeT group.

Project leader at Blekinge Institute of Technology: professor Sara Eriksén.

At Blekinge Institute of Technology, besides the IAW research group, associate professor Markus Fiedler and his research group in Telecommunication systems are part of the project. Since the project started, professor Hans-Jürgen Zepernick has also become actively involved.

For more information about this R&D project, which during 2008 - 2009 is contributing input to the above-mentioned regional Indian project, please contact project leader Sara Eriksén, sara.eriksen@bth.se

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