The University of Chicago is all set to open a new center in Delhi soon. The center will help in supporting and expanding opportunities for collaboration among scholars and students from India and Chicago, across academic disciplines.
The new center in Delhi will provide a great platform to carry out research and education related work for not only university's faculty, graduate and undergraduate students working in India and through out South Asia, but also to Indian researchers, and students representing a wide array of institutions and scholars from around the globe.
"The center in Delhi will be an intellectual destination and will enable the University of Chicago to better support research and scholarship that will benefit faculty, students and society. This new center at Delhi reflects the importance the university places on global engagement and our commitment in India and South Asia particularly."
He added "the center will support the work of our faculty, provide a platform for collaboration and opportunities to Indian scholars, prepare our students with a much greater understanding of India, South Asia and global issues and contribute to intellectual discourse in and with India. Our goal is to create an intellectual destination in Delhi, where scholars and students from the USA, India and around the world can benefit from the free exchange of ideas."
The center will promote scholarship and teaching under three broad umbrellas:
- Business, Economics, Law and Policy.
- Energy, Medicine and public Health.
- Culture, Society, Religion and Arts
It will represent all parts of the university, including the college, the academic divisions, the professional schools and the university's affiliated laboratories.