Australian, Indian universities to collaborate on sustainability and energy

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The University of Adelaide and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore are forming a new partnership to share expertise in sustainability and energy.

Australia-India’s bilateral partnership has emphasised energy and sustainability, leveraging both institutions’ expertise and forming a foundational pillar of collaborative efforts in this crucial area.

University of Adelaide Pro Vice-Chancellor (Energy Futures) Professor Michael Goodsite commented, “Sustainable use of resources and generation of clean energy is a challenge that must be addressed collaboratively if we are going to meet global emissions targets.”

In January, representatives from the University of Adelaide’s Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology and Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources (ISER) met with IISc’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research in Bangalore.


Priorities discussed included joint research projects, expert collaborations, and research grant opportunities that benefit both institutions and their communities.

The meeting builds on previous collaborations between the University of Adelaide and India, including a Senior Executive Mission in March 2023, led by the University of Adelaide’s Vice-Chancellor & President Professor Peter Hoj AC and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) Dr Jessica Gallagher. 

“There are great opportunities to work together in areas that are not only strengths of both institutions but are also of significant national importance to both our countries,” Dr Gallagher said.

“We are committed to this partnership and we will work together to develop solutions to global problems,” she added.

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research Chair Professor Dasappa Srinivasaiah said he’s “looking forward towards forging a relationship by exploring the funding opportunities to strengthen our relationship further.”

The University of Adelaide signed a memorandum of understanding with IISc to establish ongoing collaboration and research projects, laying the groundwork for a strategic engagement with Indian institutions, including exploring a comprehensive collaboration plan.