To support and expand opportunities for collaboration among scholars and students from India and Chicago, the University of Chicago has inaugurated a new academic centre in Delhi on 28 October 2013. This new center will open its door in spring next year, and will be devoted to the research activities across all academic disciplines.
The centre in Delhi will be a home for research and education for the university's faculty, and graduate & undergraduates students working in India and throughout South Asia. Apart from them, the center would also welcome Indian researchers and students representing a wide array of institutions, and scholars from other parts of the world.
The President of Chicago University, Robert J Zimmer, said that the centre in Delhi will be an intellectual hub that will enable the University of Chicago to better support research and scholarship benefiting faculty, students, and society.
Located at the cultural and commercial hub in Delhi -- Connaught Place, the centre will promote scholarship and teaching in the fields like business, economics, law and policy, science, energy, medicine and public health, culture, society, religion, and the art. It will represent all parts of the University, including the college, the academic divisions, the professional schools, and the university's affiliated laboratories: Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and the Marine Biological Laboratory.
Sprawled in 17,000 square foot of area, the center will also provide space for seminars and conferences, faculty offices and study areas. Besides offering base for Chicago University’s students and faculty, it will also host students and scholars from Indian and other South Asia as well as engage alumni and parents from the same.