SASNET visit to Skövde University 16 May 2011

Skövde meeting
Participants in the meeting, from left to right: Associate Prof. Khaled Hossain (University of Rajshahi), Prof. Ananda Kumar Saha (University of Rajshahi), PhD candidate Noor Nahar (Skövde University), Prof. Balu Kapadnis (University of Pune), Prof. Sigbritt Karlsson (Skövde University), Ms. Sadia Sharmin (Bangladesh Embassy), Prof. Abul Mandal (Skövde University), Lars Eklund (SASNET), Assistant Prof. Neelu Nawani (Dr D.Y. Patil University, Pune).

On Monday 16 May 2011, SASNET’s deputy director, Lars Eklund visited Skövde University to attend a seminar meeting organised by Professor Abul Mandal, School of Life Sciences. The aim was to discuss Skövde University’s ongoing partnership programmes with both University of Rajshahi University, Bangladesh (a Linnaeus Palme exchange collaboration programme), and two universities in Pune, India, involved in a Sida funded Partner driven collaboration project on Urban Indian Development.
Professor Mandal, who coordinates both programmes, organised the joint meeting to discuss how to proceed with them.

The Rajshahi delegation came to Skövde to plan for continued Linnaeus Palme exchange programme activities, involving student exchange besides teacher exchange. Prof. Ananda Kumar Saha from the Dept. of Zoology was accompanied by Dr. Khalid Hossain from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Prof. Saha was also in Skövde two years ago when a formal MoU was signed between Skövde and Rajshahi universities. More information about the collaboration programme.

AbulThe India project will be implemented in collaboration with partners in Pune, and the results will be published in the BIOS system (Biological Open Source) so that they are freely available to the research community.
The collaboration partners on the Indian side are Dr. Neelu Nawani, Assistant Professor at D. Y. Patil Institute of Biotechnoloy and Bioinformatics; and Dr. Balu Kapadnis, Professor at the Dept. of Microbiology, University of Pune. The were both present in Skövde. Photo showing them with Prof. Mandal.
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Sadia SharminThe meetings were attended by the Vice Chancellor at Skövde University, Professor Sigbritt Karlsson, Ms. Sofia Henningsson, International Coordinator at the university, and Ms. Noor Nahar, PhD candidate from Bangladesh at the School of Life Sciences.
Ms. Sadia Sharmin (photo to the left), Second Secretary at the Embassy of Bangladesh in Stockholm also participated
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After the fruitful meetings, that also involved discussions on tripartite collaboration Skövde-Pune-Rajshahi, a delicious dinner was served by Indian and Bangladeshis students at Skövde University, and a cultural programme with film show and musical entertainment.

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