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University of Chicago Center, Delhi Celebrates 10 Years

The University of Chicago Center in Delhi opened its doors ten years ago, and the institution is currently commemorating this milestone.

According to a press release issued by the University, the Center has played an important role in fostering intellectual collaboration between UChicago and Indian institutions, and the focus is now on setting ambitious future goals and strengthening UChicago’s commitment to global partnerships.

Notably, the UChicago Center in Delhi was created in 2014 as a venue for scholarly collaboration throughout India and South Asia on a wide range of issues, including telecommunications systems and poetry, according to the statement.

The 10th-anniversary celebrations began with a launch event at the Center on February 16, 2024 which will be followed by a series of conferences and events throughout the year. The celebrations will culminate in September in grand manner.

Supratik Guha, Faculty Director of UChicago Center in Delhi and Professor in the UChicago Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering stated that the 10th anniversary of the UChicago Center in Delhi is “a testament to the enduring partnership between the University of Chicago and India.”

He said, “Over the past decade, the Center has facilitated groundbreaking research, academic exchanges, and meaningful collaborations. As we celebrate this milestone, we look forward to further strengthening our engagement, fostering innovation, and contributing to the academic landscape in India.”

Leni Chaudhuri, Executive Director of UChicago Center in Delhi, said that the Center stands as the embodiment of UChicago’s commitment to India, adding that it aims to deepen collaborations, enhance visibility, and continue to contribute significantly to key research areas such as climate, environment and energy, quantum, and data science.

The University also expressed its gratitude to partnerships with Indian institutions.

Some of the upcoming projects by UChicago Centre, Delhi are as follows:

  • A new science and technology partnership between the University of Chicago and IIT Bombay to promote cooperation in fields such as quantum information science, climate and energy, advanced microelectronics, artificial intelligence and data science.
  • Partnerships on battery technologies with institutions like TCG CREST in Kolkata.
  • New initiatives like the University of Chicago’s new Climate and Energy Institute provide shared expertise, research, and concern regarding climate and energy.
  • The International Innovation Corps (IIC), a social impact fellowship based at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy that would integrate teams of young professionals into government and non-profit organizations to support their implementation capabilities and outcomes.

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Source: HT

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