India’s National Rail and Transport Institute (NRTI) and the railway experts of Birmingham University signed an agreement to establish a new research centre to help develop and deliver hi-tech transport systems that improve journeys for people across in India.
“Signing this MoU further strengthens our links with the National Rail and Transport Institute of India. Through this partnership we are pleased to able to contribute to the development of railway education and research and we look forward to working together more closely,” said Clive Roberts, the Head of the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education at the University of Birmingham.
Under the agreement, the British and Indian experts will work together to identify common research interests and data held that will allow them to produce world-leading and impactful joint research.
The University already has strong links with the NTRI, having been involved in the framework for the establishment of the Institute in 2018. The updated MoU solidifies the relationship and support the development of programmes of education at NRTI.
“We are pleased to sign this MoU with the University of Birmingham to set up the National Rail University’s first Centre of Excellence called Next Generation Transportation Systems that will develop research and training for transport professionals in this country,” said Chairman of Railways Board and Chancellor of NRTI.
The National Rail and Transportation Institute has been set up as India’s first Rail and Transport University with the purpose of creating a resource pool of best-in-class professionals for the railway and transport sector in India.