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IIT Hyderabad to collaborate with Japanese Institutions for research in Earthquake Engineering

For earthquake engineering, the institute is collaborating with National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, which has various branched in Japan and is headquartered in Tsukuba. The collaboration aims to establish a high-level cooperative framework for both institutions in earthquake engineering.

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Last Updated: Dec 05, 2019, 04.20 PM IST|Original: Dec 05, 2019, 04.20 PM IST
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The institute will also have an exchange program for faculty and students, as well as research and educational programs with Saitama University.
New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad will now collaborate with four Japanese institutions for research in areas including earthquake engineering, and for doctoral programs.

B.S. Murty, Director, IIT Hyderabad, signed the (memoranda of understanding) MoUs with the Institutions during his recent visit to Japan, said the institute in a press release.

For earthquake engineering, the institute is collaborating with National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, which has various branched in Japan and is headquartered in Tsukuba. The collaboration aims to establish a high-level cooperative framework for both institutions in earthquake engineering with a focus on numerical simulation. The institutions will undertake joint research activities, faculty exchange, joint seminars, internship opportunities and other academic exchange programs.

Another MoU has been signed with Graduate School of Science and Technology, Shizuoka University for a ‘Doctoral Degree Sandwich Program’ (DDSP). Both institutions will offer this course for their doctoral students, in which they can take up research activities in partner Institution. The DDSP students will be treated as visiting students by the respective host institutions.

The institute will also have an exchange program for faculty and students, as well as research and educational programs with Saitama University. It will also collaborate with National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) to strengthen Research collaboration

The director also held discussions with Nagoya Electric Works, Nihon University for a discussion on the Japanese Technical Cooperation Project for Smart Cities for Emerging Countries - based on sensing, network and big data analysis of multimodal regional transport systems.

“IIT Hyderabad has signed MoUs with educational institutions in Japan to have Joint supervision Program where research students can go there to continue some part of their research in these institutions. IIT Hyderabad is also working to have Joint Doctoral Program… students will be benefited with dual doctoral degree from both institutes,” said Murty in a press release shared by the institute.

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