Cambridge University and the Indian software and IT services multinational Infosys Technologies Ltd have signed a memorandum of understanding to pave the way for collaborative research in engineering, management and business, architecture and pharma.
The agreement was signed by Narayana Murthy, Chairman of the Board and Chief Mentor, Infosys Technologies, and Alison Richard, vice-chancellor of the University of Cambridge, at the company’s Bangalore headquarters during her visit to India in January.
The university will explore this collaboration through the Department of Engineering, Judge Business School Centre for Indian Business, Department of Architecture and School of Biological Sciences. The two partners say they will seek to develop and implement key opportunities in these areas over the next three years.
Murthy said, “This collaboration will create an opportunity for some of the best minds engaged in academia and at Infosys to come together to identify and create relevant solutions in the areas of engineering, business, architecture and pharma. We look forward to exploring this relationship and the promise it holds for both parties.”
Richard said the association of Cambridge with large Indian corporations continues to grow, as part of a larger picture of increased collaboration between academia and industry. “I am very pleased to be launching this partnership with Infosys during our 800th anniversary year. We, at Cambridge, are convinced that sustained collaborative research in business, science and technology has a pivotal role to play in the world today.”