IIT Gandhinagar Signs MoUs With Four New Jersey Universities
IIT Gandhinagar and New Jersey public universities sign MoUs for academic and research collaboration and knowledge exchange.
IIT Gandhinagar exchanged MoUs (Memoranda of Understanding) with four New Jersey public universities, including New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey City University, Rutgers University and Rowan University in the presence of Sudhir Jain, Director, IIT Gandhinagar, and Governor Phil Murphy. The agreements were signed at the NJ-IITGN Forum on ‘Global Academic Exchanges’ hosted by the Institute prior to the Town Hall.
Sudhir Jain, Director, IIT Gandhinagar, said, “Globalisation is one of the core pillars of IIT Gandhinagar’s educational philosophy. We are excited about partnering with some of New Jersey’s leading public universities to create new opportunities for students and faculty of all our institutions for academic and research collaborations.”
IIT Gandhinagar is one of the most globalized campuses in India. Nearly 40 percent of its undergraduate and 75 percent of its PhD students receive some study abroad, internship or other experience overseas before they graduate from the Institute. Nearly 80 percent of the faculty has an overseas degree or post-doctoral experience abroad. Almost 15 percent of its faculty is visiting, predominantly from abroad. The Institute also hosts many international students every year on its campus.
New Jersey City University President, Sue Henderson, said, “New Jersey City University (NJCU) is honored to enter into this partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar to promote student and faculty exchanges and short term programs between the two institutions. This international collaboration underscores NJCU’s commitment to globalization and affords students and faculty the opportunity to engage in meaningful bi-lateral projects with a dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking institution in Gujarat. We are fortunate to add IIT-GN to our strategic partnerships in India and we look forward to a fruitful relationship.”
Provost Fadi Deek, New Jersey Institute of Technology, said, “NJIT intends to identify common interests and opportunities with IITGN, and learn how our two universities can collaborate on offering learning and research experiences consistent with our student interests and faculty expertise.”
Beena Sukumaran, Vice President of Research at Rowan University said, “Rowan University is very excited about this valuable partnership with IIT-Gandhinagar. The partnership will further research and educational collaborations between the two institutions.”
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