Visitors from India spend a week in Bath

A high-level delegation from India visited campus this week.

The group were from the Faculty of Science at St Xavier’s College in Mumbai, one of the University of Bath’s partner institutions.

They spent four days on campus between Monday and Thursday. The Vice-Chancellor Professor Glynis Breakwell met with the delegation and welcomed them to Bath.

The Faculty of Science here in Bath runs a very successful collaborative MSc programme in Industrial Biotechnology & Enterprise with St Xavier’s College. The programme is funded by the UK-India Education & Research Initiative (UKIERI).

The event celebrated a a very successful collaborative MSc programme in Industrial Biotechnology & Enterprise between the two institutions

The event celebrated a a successful collaborative MSc programme in Industrial Biotechnology & Enterprise between the two institutions

In addition to celebrating the UKIERI partnership, the group visited departments across the Faculty of Science including Biology & Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematical Sciences.

The delegates participated in Innovations Day on Thursday, sharing good practices in learning and teaching across the two countries.

To initiate new research links, they met with scientists from the Centre for Regenerative Medicine and the biodiversity group in the Department of Biology & Biochemistry.

Dr Momna Hejmadi, of Biology & Biochemistry, organised the event. She says: “We were really pleased to host our partners from Mumbai here in Bath and believe the event led to a greater understanding of the research carried out by both institutions and will assist us in future collaborations.

“The visit was a fantastic experience for all involved and we are looking forward to working closely with the Faculty of Science at St Xavier’s College in the future.”

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