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The Earthquakes without Frontiers partnership brings together a group of earth scientists with a long track record in integrated earthquake science, social scientists that have extensive experience in exploring the vulnerability and resilience of communities in disaster-prone regions, and experienced practitioners in the communication of scientific knowledge to policy makers. This partnership brings together the Universities of Oxford, Durham, Hull, Leeds, Northumbria, Cambridge with institutions across India, Nepal and China. Pioneered institutions like Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Bombay), Indian Institute of Science and Education (Kolkatta), Bihar State Disaster Management Authority were involved in this partnership from India.

 

Earthquakes without Frontiers 

What started as individual research links has developed into an Oxford-India network in theoretical physics that includes, among others, the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics in Kolkata and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai. 

Some members of the network participate in another project to shoot neutrinos from Oxford to India (7000km) in order to study them (from the UK Neutrino Factory in Oxfordshire to the India-based Neutrino Observatory) – 7000km being the ‘magic baseline’ for the study of the quantum mechanical ‘oscillations’ of neutrinos from one kind to another.

List of academics from Oxford and India and their research areas are listed in this website

Researchers from Oxford's Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME), in partnership with The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc), have been awarded a 4 year project (totalling  approximately £1 million) from the Wellcome Trust entitled  PURAK: Wearable Devices for Distal Arm Functionality Rehabilitation  to develop affordable prostheses for the large majority of the Indian population.

The international collaboration which took place during 2014-18, has taken novel prosthetic design prototypes developed at the IISc and readied them for commercial manufacture. The work combines all the advantage from complementary strengths of the two partners- the IISc providing expertise in affordable and appropriate design, and Oxford providing expertise on biomechanics and clinical trials together with experts in commercialisation at both centres. This international partnership will ensure that the new design ideas from IISc have a major impact on affordable healthcare in India.  

The institute has also partnered with The George Institute for Global Health in providing affordable mHealth interventions. This includes a randomised control trial in cardiovascular disease risk reduction in Southern India, and trials of a low cost blood pressure monitor in rural China.

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