Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, June 09, 2022
The University of Glasgow announced the official opening of the Mazumdar-Shaw Advanced Research Centre by the Nobel Laureate, Professor Sir David MacMillan, who also unveiled a plaque to mark the official opening of the building.
The £118 million Mazumdar-Shaw Advanced Research Centre (ARC) will be the creative and collaborative heart of cross-disciplinary research at the University of Glasgow. The Mazumdar Shaw ARC will be home to over 500 researchers from a range of disciplines, facilitating world changing collaborative research. It will provide a unique environment for delivering world changing research and will act as a catalyst for strengthening relationships between the University of Glasgow and its stakeholders, funders, Industry, civic bodies and the public.
Commenting on the inauguration Kiran and John shaw said “It is our fervent hope that the Mazumdar-Shaw Advanced Research Centre (ARC) will provide a unique environment that supports the kind of inter-disciplinary, collaborative research that leads to breakthrough and world-changing innovations, which will enhance the quality of life, and the betterment of human society.”
On March 29, 2022, The University of Glasgow honoured John Shaw, former Vice-Chairman of Biocon, and Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson of Biocon and Biocon Biologics, by naming the University’s new research centre after them.
John Shaw, who is a Glasgow University graduate, along with his wife Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw had gifted $7.5 million to the University in July 2019. Their donation has been used to set up this new research hub within the University campus and to create a Professorial Chair, the Mazumdar-Shaw Chair of Molecular Pathology.
Their contribution to the University complements philanthropic investments made by them across the world, stimulating research and innovation and supporting education. The University wanted to recognise their generous contribution and commitment to supporting the science & innovation ecosystem in Glasgow and accordingly decided to name the Centre as The Mazumdar-Shaw Advanced Research Centre.