The Nanotechnology department at MU is beginning a five-year partnership with a group of schools in India called KSR. The MU professor who helped start this partnership, Raghu Kamman, says it was an easy choice to make after visiting last summer with other MU professors.

He says not only will this help both schools increase the amount of research they’re doing, but it could make getting grants easier. He says it also benefits the students. He says KSR has a dentistry school that will work with the nanotechnology school to work on some practical applications for nanotechnology in terms of dental implants.

He says the partnership is set up to last five years, but could be extended if it goes well.

(AUDIO) Allison Blood reports. Mp3 [1:00]