In May we celebrated our long-standing partnership with the Maharaja Sayajirao University (MS University) of Baroda.
We welcomed Professor Vijay Kumar Srivastava, Vice Chancellor MSU Baroda, and Professor Dhanesh Patel (Director, Office of International Affairs) to Durham for a two-day visit. The visit closely follows our delegation to India in March and provided an opportunity for Professor Srivastava and Professor Patel to visit our state-of-the-art archaeology labs and our extensive collections.
MS University Baroda last visited Durham in 2009 when we signed our Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which was renewed in 2020 in acknowledgement of our ongoing partnership. Our Department of Archaeology has particularly strong links with MS University Baroda through our student and faculty exchanges, internships and joint research project work.
Some of our most notable work with MS University Baroda includes:
Our current MoU with MS University Baroda is University-wide and our partnership also offers collaborative opportunities for our School of Education, as well as new opportunities with our Department of Archaeology.
These collaborative opportunities include common areas of research strengths, including ancient urbanism, heritage and climate change, political sociology and philosophy; electoral studies, foreign policy analysis, and public administration. As well as MSU’s UGC Centre for Advanced Studies in Education which is an inter University Centre for Teaching Education and an Experimental training centre.
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