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University of Chicago opened an academic centre in Connaught Place, Delhi

Mar 31, 2014 16:50 IST

The University of Chicago on 30 March 2014 opened an academic centre in Connaught Place, Delhi. US Amabassador to India Nancy Powell inaugurated the centre.

The centre in Delhi is a wholly-owned foreign enterprise operating under the name of UChicago Center in India Private Limited.

imageThe centre will promote scholarship through three broad programmes, business, economics, law, and policy, science, energy, medicine, and public health and culture, society, religion, and arts. The 17000-square-foot centre will provide space for seminars and conferences as well as faculty offices and study areas.

The centre will also be an intellectual destination which would enable the University of Chicago to better support research and scholarship that will benefit faculty, students and society.

Delhi is the third centre for the University of Chicago. In 2010 a centre was opened up in Beijing, China and centre in Paris was opened in 2004.

University of Chicago

The University of Chicago is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois, United States. It was founded by the American Baptist Education Society with a donation from oil magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller and incorporated in 1890.

William Rainey Harper became the university's first president in 1891, and the first classes were held in 1892.The University of Chicago is consistently ranked among the world's top 10 universities.

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