Macquarie University deepens India Engagement by forging alliance with IIT Delhi

In order to achieve a wide range of research and academic exchanges, the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-D) has forged alliance with the renowned varsity in Australia, Macquarie University, Sydney recently. In fact, Macquarie University is one of the leading ten varsities in that country. What is more, these two institutions will cooperate on a gamut of areas pertaining to research and academic activities, conferences, workshops and training in science and engineering, as per NDTV report. Both IIT-D and Macquarie University had formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as well. Citing a statement from Macquarie University, the report said, would on a slew of areas. IIT-D is one of the globally acclaimed technology institute and Macquarie University and its faculty of science engineering is equally known for its world-class innovations in wireless technology, telecommunications, cyber security, Information Technology, environmental sciences and more. As per the report, the two globally renowned institutions would cooperate on all these aspects and produce impactful research and academic outcome.

Macquarie University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) Ms. Nicole Brigg singed the MoU, witnessed by Prof Richard de Grijs, Associate Dean (Global Engagement), Faculty of Science and Engineering, while Professor Sanjeev Sanghai, Alumni Affairs, and International Programmes signed the agreement on behalf of IIT Delhi.

After signing the agreement, Prof de Grijs said, “The Memorandum of Understanding is the beginning of what we believe to be a long relationship in which we will learn with, and from, each other through cooperative academic pursuits.”

Professor Sanghi, said, “We consider the signing of this MoU, the first step toward impactful collaborative research between IIT Delhi and Macquarie University. It will bring together researchers, academics and students from both institutions and will provide them with a platform to benefit from mutual expertise”.


While only 50 years young, Macquarie has risen to be a progressive and influential institution both locally and globally. Its campus brings together 40,000 students and 2000 staff in one thriving hub of discovery.

As per the Macquarie University Graduate Destination Survey 2017, the results were as follows:

  • 83% of graduates were active in the labor market (ie. Working full-time, working part-time/casual and/or seeking full-time, not working and seeking full-time or part-time employment.
  • 93% of graduates were either in full-time or part-time employment close to one year after graduation.
  • 73% of graduates were working as Managers or Professionals

India Engagement

As part of its India engagement, the Australian University has forged strategic academic and research alliances with some of the leading institutions in India. Some of its ongoing partnerships include those with Lady Shri Ram College for Women, St. Xavier’s College Kolkata, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, The Tata Institute of Social Sciences University, and Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, added the report.

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