JALUKBARI, Dec 14 - Netherlands Ambassador Alphonsus Stoelinga visited Gauhati University and interacted with the faculty members and research scholars on possible prospects of collaboration between Gauhati University and institutions of Netherlands.
The programme was organised by the Gauhati University Wing for International Relations at the varsity on Tuesday.
Gauhati University Vice Chancellor Dr Mridul Hazarika made a short presentation on the status of the varsity as the oldest and the most broad-based educational institution in the north-eastern region.
The presentation also covered data on students� intake, varieties of courses offered, funding, collaboration with national and international agencies and institutions, etc. It also touched upon the areas that the varsity is currently focusing on. Gauhati University has recently set up the Centre for Brahmaputra Studies and the Centre for South East Asian Studies.
The Dutch team led by the Ambassador stated that possible areas of collaboration with Gauhati University could be identified and insisted upon the data sharing by the Centre for Brahmaputra Studies in particular. This is especially relevant as the Dutch government has enough expertise in harnessing rivers and other water bodies, the team added.
After a short interaction with faculty members, the Dutch team interacted with the students of Gauhati University on the areas of collaboration with institutions based in the Netherlands and also focused on the students� exchange programmes.