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This week with NSF Director Panchanathan

Advancing high-impact global collaboration by fostering international partnerships was a central focus this week for NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan.

Expanding on the U.S.-India initiative on Critical and Emerging Technology, the director met with Indian delegates and the Indian Ambassador to the U.S. Taranjit Singh Sandhu at the White House for the signing of an implementation arrangement for a research agency partnership between NSF and India's science agencies. This arrangement demonstrates the steps both nations are taking to deepen connectivity to build a robust innovation ecosystem that enables scientific discoveries to impact people and economies.

Additionally, Director Panchanathan hosted Australia's Minister for Industry and Science, Ed Husic, at NSF headquarters, further strengthening bilateral partnerships between Australia and the U.S. and reducing barriers to the support of ongoing research projects and communities. These international partnerships have the power to expand the frontiers of knowledge and fuel discoveries, technologies and innovations that can change lives around the world.

Director panch in his weekly meetings