The Center for Wireless Networks and Applications, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, signed a MoU with Italian prestigious research institutions, The National Research Council (CNR) IRPI.

The National Research Council (CNR) is a research institute of the Italian Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche and is the largest public research institution in Italy, the only one under the Research Ministry performing multidisciplinary activities. And Politecnico di Milano, established in 1863, is one of the most outstanding technical universities in Europe, and it is the largest school in Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design in Italy.

An MOU was signed with CNR and Amrita. With it, CNR agreed to encourage and promote international academic and research co-operation, institutional exchanges between faculty and researchers, organization of training programmes, symposia, conferences, short courses and meetings on research issues in hydrological problems of mutual interest, exchange of information, resources and expertise pertaining to developments in hydrometeorological monitoring, flash floods, floods and droughts, groundwater, climate change and natural hazards (floods, landslides, melting glaciers, earthquakes) studies, methodologies, research and innovation. The agreement was signed by Dr. Fausto Guzzetti, Director, CNR -- Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche and Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh, Director, Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications (Amrita WNA).

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