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Forensics Workshop Kicks off New Education Partnership

Published: 26 Oct 2015

Just weeks after signing an MoU with the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU) in India, Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) forensic science experts will this week deliver an advanced fingerprinting workshop at the Indian university as part of the collegial partnership.

The fresh partnership between GFSU, the only university in the world solely dedicated to forensic studies, and CIT, a leading provider of advanced forensic training, will increase the transferability and applicability of forensic science training around the world.

Head of Department for CIT Forensic Science, Dr Kym Turnbull, says forensic science is becoming an increasingly important and sought-after field of studies with a stronger focus on global security.

"We are seeing an increasing reliance on an individual's biological data around the world as the basis for global security and criminal proceedings. Fingerprinting is of course the most well-known source of biological data used for individual identification. The week-long workshop in Gujarat will focus on advanced fingerprint detection and enhancement techniques," Dr Turnbull said.

"Our focus at CIT is to employ best practice crime scene investigation skills and techniques and to work with national and international partners to promote these practices around the world.

"This exciting new partnership with GFSU will build on the expertise held at both institutions, see the development of new and innovative teaching and learning products and open up opportunities for future exchange between Australia and India forensic science students."

The workshop will be delivered at the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University from 26 to 30 October.

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