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York chemist on academic delegation to India and Sri Lanka

Posted on 18 January 2013

Dr Angelika Sebald is part of a delegation from the University of York and Hull York Medical School visiting India and Sri Lanka to promote new health-focused and academic links with the two countries.

Angelika Sebald

The visit includes the first formal event of the University’s 50th Anniversary celebrations - a special reception for York alumni at the residence of Ian Felton UK Deputy High Commissioner in Bangalore, attended by the UK Minister for Public Health, Anna Soubry.

The eight-strong delegation, led by the Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Cantor, includes representatives of the Hull York Medical School and the University’s Departments of Health Sciences, Management, Biology, Chemistry and Electronics. It is focusing principally on building links with medical and nursing schools with a view to establishing formal partnerships on curriculum development and elective modules for medical students as well as joint work in diabetes nursing care.

In Sri Lanka, the York delegation will hold discussions with the University of Colombo about joint research in plant biology and ecology, and student mobility programmes. There will also be a celebration to mark the University’s 50th Anniversary with Sri Lankan alumni.

The visit is part of the University's broader approach to developing partnerships with a range of institutions of academic excellence across the world.  These global partnerships enable members of the York community – made up of people from over 100 nations – to engage in work, study, research and cultural exchange with international partners both on campus and abroad.