Birmingham University launches new teaching and research programme in Jainism

Wednesday 14th December 2022 08:09 EST

A new teaching and research programme in Jainism has been launched at Birmingham University, courtesy  $1.5-million donation from a group of philanthropists who reportedly hail from the Indian diaspora.

A group of philanthropists, including Dr Jasvant Modi representing US donors and Nemu Chandaria OBE representing UK donors, made a gift of $1.5 million to establish the programme at the University of Birmingham. 

Launching in September 2023, the new programme features the creation of an Assistant Professorship in Jain Studies, an Assistant Professorship in the Ethics of Non-Violence, and a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Jain Studies. Students can apply to the new programme from January to March 2023.

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