Two Oxford Brookes research projects to be launched during ministerial visit to India

Monday, 30 October 2017

Paul Inman PVC

Paul Inman, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment, today begins a tour of India which coincides with a high-profile UK government ministerial visit.

A delegation is being led by Minister of State for Universities and Science Jo Johnson MP and will visit a number of cities.

Professor Rajat Gupta, Director of the Low Carbon Building Group at Oxford Brookes, is also attending the trip with Paul Inman during which two research projects based in the country will be launched.

The first of these research projects is a collaboration with CEPT University on to the energy efficiency of buildings in India and was trailed last week.

A second significant research project will be launched later this week which will focus on improving the energy efficiency of millions of homes in India.

The visit will also see Paul Inman formalising a partnership with the World University of Design, visiting the University’s Indian Office based in Chandigarh and attending an event with an Alumni Chapter in New Dehli.

I am particularly proud that we will be launching two significant new research projects in India which draw on the expertise of Professor Rajat Gupta and the University’s Low Carbon Building Group.

Paul Inman, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Oxford Brookes University

Paul will also offer opening remarks at a stakeholder event organised as part of the ongoing United Nations funded project on mainstreaming sustainable social housing in India, led by the Low Carbon Building Group.

Paul Inman commented: “Now more than ever, it is crucial for UK universities to demonstrate that we remain international institutions with a truly global outlook. At Oxford Brookes we want to continue to recruit the best and brightest minds from around the world.

“We also wish to further enhance our strong reputation for world-leading research and international collaboration. I am particularly proud that we will be launching two significant new research projects in India which draw on the expertise of Professor Rajat Gupta and the University’s Low Carbon Building Group.”

“Oxford Brookes was recently found to be one of the top 50 universities in the world under 50 years old by QS and was the only UK institution to make the list. I have no doubt that this visit will allow Oxford Brookes to build on this reputation and our existing relationships in India.”

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Paul Inman will be providing updates on his visit to India which can be read online.