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Nottingham, Chandigarh sign MoU for smart city project

By Ritika Bisht
In Governance Watch
December 11, 2015
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Chandigarh_MonumentNottingham City Council and Chandigarh have signed MoU to help the Indian city transform into a Smart City. According to an official release, the MoU was signed by Chandigarh Home Secretary Anurag Agarwal and Cabinet Member of Nottingham City Council, Nick McDonald in the presence of Adviser to the UT Administrator, Vijay Dev.

The release added, Nottingham City Council will share its experiences and provide support to Chandigarh in its ambition of becoming a ‘Smart City’. Both the cities agreed to promote investment, trade, and collaboration between businesses through delegations and information exchange and also to support cultural and academic cooperations.

Meanwhile, Punjab University (PU), Chandigarh and the Nottingham Trent University (NTU), United Kingdom also signed a MoU with the initial focus on research collaborations.

PU Vice Chancellor Arun Kumar Grover and NTU VC Professor Edward Peck, who was leading his university’s delegation, signed the MoU, according to a Punjab University release.

British Deputy High Commissioner David Lelliott was also present on the occasion.

According to MoU, the initial focus and discussion of the two universities would be on mutual research collaborations, exchange visits by faculty and students, organizing conferences, workshops together, and development of a joint academic and research programme.

The NTU School of Art & Design & PU University Institute of Fashion Technology (UIFT) and Centre for Conflict, Rights and Justice, Nottingham Law School & Centre for Human Rights and Duties would collaborate as per the agreement, the release said.

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