LSBU welcomes delegation from University of Alabama and Tuscaloosa County
11 August 2014
The representatives of the University
of Alabama included the Vice-Chancellor for government relations,
Vice-President for Research and the Dean of College of Engineering.
The purpose of the visit was to study the research and
development expertise available at LSBU and discuss potential collaboration
between the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa County and London South Bank
University for research, education and training.
The attendees were also joined by the Mayor of the city of
Tuscaloosa and Mr Anil Puri, Chairman of Purico Group, a multi-national group
of companies based in Nottingham. Purico Group is in the midst of a major
investment in Tuscaloosa County, currently working on an industry development.
LSBU is also in discussions with the global company with a
view of developing a proposal that brings together LSBU, the University of
Alabama, Tuscaloosa and industry.
Professor Rao Bhamidimarri, Executive Dean in Engineering,
Science and the Built Environment commented:
"Partnership between the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
County and LSBU offers exciting opportunities for both collaborative applied
research and professional education. The discussions were very productive and
have already led to commercial opportunities for LSBU in robotics for
"There are other potential enterprise opportunities in areas
such as radar based motion detection for energy management applications and
patient monitoring in hospitals".London South Bank University is committed to
continue developing academic and industry partnerships that will further enrich
and improve our students' experience.