UPL University inks MoU with ISRO to advance innovation in chemical sciences
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UPL University inks MoU with ISRO to advance innovation in chemical sciences

Our partnerships with leading industry players drive innovation through robust industry-academia partnerships

  • By ICN Bureau | June 24, 2024

UPL University’s recent partnership with the Space Application Centre (SAC), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) exemplifies the commitment to pioneering research in chemical applications within materials science and allied fields. This collaboration grants our faculty, and students access to cutting-edge research facilities, specialized expertise, and invaluable data resources essential for advancing research across diverse domains.

Beyond ISRO, UPL University boasts significant MoUs with esteemed national research organizations such as the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), notably with the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) and the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai. These partnerships enhance our research capabilities in environmental engineering, chemical sciences, and sustainable technologies. Collaborative efforts with these research centres have enabled our faculty members to engage in joint research endeavours and pursue doctoral degrees, further enriching our academic landscape.

Internationally, our collaborations with organizations like Gexcon, Norway has aided in our commitment to advancing safety standards and process safety within the chemical industry. This partnership has positioned UPL University as a recognized center of excellence in process safety, contributing expertise and solutions that benefit local chemical industries. Our Post Graduate Program on Process Safety stands as a flagship course designed to meet the specific needs of the chemical sector. Additionally, students participating in exchange programs under the signed MoUs have gained invaluable international exposure at esteemed institutions such as Miami University, USA, and Newcastle University, Australia.

At the regional level, MoUs with bodies like the Gujarat Cleaner Production Centre (GCPC) and the Gujarat Environmental Management Institute (GEMI) in Gandhinagar has helped us excel towards a commitment to sustainable development and environmental stewardship. These collaborations facilitate collaborative research projects, training programs, and knowledge exchange initiatives that address regional environmental challenges and promote sustainable practices across industry and society.

Our partnerships with industry leaders including Lanxess India Private Limited, Lupin Ltd., UPL Limited, Siemens Ltd. Colourtex Ind. Pvt. Ltd., among many others, drive innovation through robust industry-academia partnerships. These collaborations play a crucial role in developing industry-relevant curricula, offering students hands-on experience through internships, and conducting research that addresses real-world challenges faced by the chemical and allied sectors. Such partnerships not only enhance the employability of our graduates but also foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship within our academic community.

With over 170 active MoUs and partnerships, UPL University continues to expand its global network and enhance its visibility on the international stage. These collaborations enrich our academic and research landscape, reinforcing our commitment to making a meaningful impact on society through knowledge creation, innovation, and sustainable development initiatives.

Looking ahead, UPL University remains dedicated to forging new partnerships and collaborations that will further strengthen our position as a leader in academic excellence, research innovation, and societal impact.

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