On September 4, 2023, Indian Ambassador to Poland Nagma Mohamed Mallick visited the International Centre for Cancer Vaccine Studies (ICCVS) at the University of Gdańsk. The Ambassador was welcomed by the Vice-Rector for Cooperation and Development UG, dr hab. Sylwia Mrozowska, prof. UG, ICCVS director, prof. dr hab. Natalia Marek-Trzonkowska, and dr Sachin Kote, who initiated the meeting.
The Ambassador became acquainted with research directions at the Centre and toured the research laboratories. She expressed her appreciation for the results of the work on therapy against non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and the dynamic development of the ICCVS, whose researchers have filed nine patent applications with the European Patent Office in the last three years. The Ambassador also expressed her appreciation for the role of women in science and her support for initiatives that help bridge the inequalities between female researchers, such as the family room set up at ICCVS.
The University of Gdańsk's collaboration with India has a long history. Our University partners with Manipal Academy of Higher Education (university-wide collaboration agreement), P. Jindal Global University (university-wide collaboration agreement), Xavier Labour Relations Institute (collaboration agreement with Faculty of Economics), Chandigarh University and Manipal University Jaipur (collaboration agreements with Faculty of Law and Administration). A similar agreement will soon be signed between ICCVS and Valnizen Healthcare India. In addition, in the academic year 2022/2023, 29 full-time Indian nationals were studying at UG, including 10 students in Doctoral Schools, one student in third-level studies and 18 students in full-time second-level studies (in the fields of International Business, Business Informatics, Quantum Information Technology, Management, Digital Chemistry). At ICCVS, Indian nationals are engaged in research at every level of their academic careers, and collaborations with India are intensified and include both the public and business sectors.