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The India Centre for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development

About us

Discover what we do and how we support researchers.

Over the next decade India will overtake China as the world’s most populous nation, home to one in five people. Its economy is booming but if India, and the world, are to reap the rewards of this then the growth must be sustainable – both in economic and environmental terms, benefiting all of society and lifting millions out of poverty. Working together, the India Centre aims to play a small role in supporting India to achieve its sustainable development goals, changing the world for the better. 

Our mission

We deliver evidence-based solutions and unlock the opportunities for policy change, inclusive economic growth, technology and sustainable development, reinforcing academic, business and industry partnerships between India and the University of Southampton. 

Our Centre serves as a distinctive platform to engaging better and closely with India, raising Southampton’s visibility and reputation in India, as well as reaffirming our continued global focus and outlook. 

Our core values

Our strategies and functions embrace the core values and principles of UoS ‘simply better’ strategy. 

  • quality: deliver excellence in research, education and enterprise 
  • collegiality: develop a work culture driven by communication, inclusiveness, diversity, integrity, team work and collaboration 
  • internationalisation: generate research evidence and capacity building for global impact 
  • sustainability: adopt long-term strategy and actions in the Centre’s mission and goals 
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