Developing Partnerships Between Australian and Indian Universities

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Presented in collaboration with the Australia India Institute as part of 'India Week'

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Wednesday 11 August 2021 04:30 pm until Wednesday 11 August 2021 05:30 pm (Add to calendar)
La Trobe Asia
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La Trobe Asia
Type of Event:
Forum/symposium; Public

In 2019 a formal agreement between La Trobe University in Australia, the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani established the Asian Smart Cities Research and Innovation Network (ASCRIN). This network facilitates and enables the development of strong partnerships required to support ‘smart cities’ through a collaborative and comprehensive approach, incorporating input from governments, universities and industry partners.

This event will look at the successes of ASCRIN and how it can be a model for partnership, as well as the importance of international collaboration when implementing real world impact and providing social and public goods.


  • Professor Aniruddha Desai, Founding Director of ASCRIN, La Trobe University
  • Professor Susan Dodds, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Industry Engagement), La Trobe University
  • Professor Yogesh M Joshi, Dean of International Relations, IIT Kanpur
  • Professor Sudhirkumar Barai, Director Pilani Campus and Director International Programs & Collaborations, BITS Pilani

Chair: Dr Rebecca Strating, Executive Director, La Trobe Asia

This event is part of 'India Week' in collaboration with the Australia India Institute.



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