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Joint SFU-IIT Bombay program targets international student exchange

19 Jan 2017

Simon Fraser University and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) furthered their long partnership by signing a Student Mobility Agreement today in Mumbai. The signing builds on an Memorandum of Understanding between SFU's Faculty of Applied Sciences and IIT Bombay and sets the framework to exchange undergraduate and graduate students on study, research and co-op placements. SFU will commit two graduate student assistantships per year of $18,000 each to be assigned to two IIT Bombay PhD students who complete a one-year exchange at SFU under this agreement. The agreement follows numerous collaborations between SFU and IIT Bombay. The two institutions co-organized the first-ever research workshop between Canada and India in clean energy technology in 2013. Furthermore, an Memorandum of Understanding was signed the following year with the intent to explore areas of potential collaboration related to advancing research and development activities in clean energy, material science and engineering, computing sciences, nanotechnology, biomedical engineering and health technology and climate change.