International Collaborations

IIT Hyderabad offered Joint Ph.D. with partner Swinburne University, Australia

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) has launched a research collaboration with Swinburne University of Technology, Australia to jointly develop mutual strengths in engineering, science, technology and design.

The collaboration will provide top international level research, focused on industry by combining the expertise of researchers in India and Australia while providing access to facilities in mutually identified key research areas.

IITH is a leading academic institution in India, already ranked in top ten leading engineering institute in the country by NIRF.

It will enable both IITH and Swinburne to share research facilities, enable research collaborations for joint research projects and papers, undertake joint supervision of PhD students and engage with local industry.

There are already 44 students enrolled under the PhD agreement with the numbers expected to grow in the years to come.


IITH has a very unique collaboration with Japanese universities and industries. The FRIENDSHIP (Future Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad to Enhance Network Development with Scholarship) promotes mobility of students and faculty between IITH and well reputed Japanese Universities. “The Project for Future Researchers at IITH to Enhance Network Development with Scholarship of Japan” (FRIENDSHIP Project) was initiated from 2nd January 2011 for a period of 8 years till 31st March 2020. Under this program, IITH has signed MoU with more than 20 Japanese universities and identified several thrust areas for mutual collaboration. IITH has three very large projects with the leading Japanese universities and industry in ICT for disaster management, multimodal transportation and data science for agriculture.
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