ICCR Chair Professorship established at the University of Gothenburg
On 20 December 2011, the University of Gothenburg signed an agreement for the Establishment of a Short-Term Chair in Indian Studies (ICCR Chair professorship) at the university. From the Indian side the agreement was signed by H.E. Ashok Sajjanhar, Ambassador of India to Sweden and Latvia, who was present at the official ceremony inaugurated by Prof. Pam Fredman, Vice Chancellor of the University of Gothenburg. During the official ceremony, presentations were delivered also by Professor Claes Alvstam who is an advisor to the Vice-Chancellor on International Affairs; Professor Åke Sander, as well as Dr. Clemens Cavallin from the Department of Literature from the History of Ideas and Religion at the University of Gothenburg. They stressed the importance of the Gothenburg India Academic Network – GAIN for further develepment of collaboration in the areas of education and research.
More information about the new ICCR professorship (in Swedish only).
Uppsala University and Stockholm University are also in the process of signing similar agreements for visiting ICCR Chair professorships. Lund University was the first Swedish university to finalize such an agreement, with the active support by SASNET, already in 2010. LU is currently hosting the second visiting professor within the scope of this collaboration – Professor Gopal Karanth from the Indian Institute for Economic and Social Change in Bangalore. Read more.