University of Pittsburgh seeks to grow research and business ties in the nation

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Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and a delegation for the University of Pittsburgh will be visiting India

New Delhi, 7th May 2019: Representatives from the University of Pittsburgh, one of the oldest state-related research universities in the United States, will be visiting India from May 7 to 13, 2019. Chancellor Patrick Gallagher will lead a University delegation throughout India to meet leaders of private industry, government, cultural organizations, and academic institutions. The objective of the visit is to further strengthen existing relationships and establish new links in the country for joint educational and research projects.

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The University of Pittsburgh will be collaborating with IIT-Hyderabad, Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE), MediCiti Institute of Medical Science (MIMS) and Indian School of Business, among others. The University and its partners translate research into economic and social impact through international advances in sustainable energy, infrastructure, the health sciences, corporate and business practices, and numerous other fields.

We are grateful to be here—and to focus on strengthening the intersections between India and the University of Pittsburgh while advancing key collaborations in the areas of innovation and research,” says Chancellor Patrick Gallagher. “This trip is also a wonderful chance to recognize the many teachers, researchers, and students from India who are part of the University of Pittsburgh community and who have contributed to our success.”

University of Pittsburgh alumni are working across India in engineering, energy, environmental sciences, government, law, finance, health care, and other fields. To strengthen the University’s roots in India, the five-city visit of Chancellor Gallagher and other University representatives includes Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Mussoorie, and Rishikesh.





May 7


Speech by Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at Rotary Club

May 8


Public Session and Speech by Chancellor Gallagher
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May 9,


Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony with IIT-Hyderabad to establish a cooperative relationship through mutual interest in the areas of education and research

May 9


MoU signing ceremony with Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) to stimulate and facilitate the development of collaborative and mutual beneficial programs, in order to enhance the intellectual life and educational development for the people of Telangana.

May 10


  • The University is working with MediCiti Institute of Medical Science (MIMS), a world-class medical center, to consider new partnership through its Graduate School of Public Health and Swanson School of Engineering.

  • In partnership with the Indian School of Business and the Indian Institute of Technology, the University of Pittsburgh will continue to build up its relationship with MediCiti to establish Hyderabad as a hub for University research and education.

  • Events will include a MoU signing ceremony with the Indian School of Business

May 11


Aarti ceremony participation

May 12


Events at Hanifl Centre, where the University offers signature programs for U.S. students to study biodiversity, ecology, community-based conservation, and sustainability topics in the Himalayas to learn about and conduct service projects in this important region of the world.

About University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America. The University ranks in the top five on the National Science Foundation list of universities receiving federal science and engineering research and development support, and it regularly appears in the top five for National Institutes of Health funding. More than 34,000 undergraduates, graduate students, and doctoral/professional practice scholars study on the University’s five campuses. More than 13,000 faculty and staff members advance academic excellence, community service, and research innovation.

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