Wednesday, June 21, 2006

US-India Summit on Education, Research and Technology

On May 31, 2006 the California Institute for Telecommunications and
Information Technology (Calit2) hosted, on behalf of the University of
California, a U.S.-India Summit on Education, Research & Technology in
San Diego. The invitation-only meeting brought together 150 distinguished
participants from industry, academia, government and non-governmental
organizations in the U.S. and India to identify new areas of collaboration
between the two countries in high-tech education and research.

The U.S.-India Summit arose from a series of agreements involving institutions
from both countries. In 2005 twenty American universities signed a
memorandum of understanding to collaborate on distance engineering
education with Amrita University and other Indian institutions, The University of
California signed a subsequent agreement in March 2006 to promote
research collaborations with Amrita and other Indian universities, and
Indian science and technology agencies.The Indo-U.S. Science and
Technology Forum
will play an essential role in promoting and facilitating
the collaborative research activities arising from the UC-India agreement.

The conference presentations Video Archive is accessible here

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