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Union Education Minister To Inaugurate Global Virtual Conference On Reimagining And Transforming The University Organised by JGU

This conference comes right after the launch of the National Education Policy 2020 which aims to Reimagine and Transform the future of Education and Universities of India.

OP Jindal Global University (JGU) and International Institute for Higher Education Research and Capacity Building (IIHEd) present to the world a truly global conference on 6th and 7th August 2020 on ‘Reimagining and Transforming the University: Confluence of Ideas during and beyond the COVID-19 Disruption’ in partnership with 6 Global Education Networks - Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universities, Laspau (A Harvard University affiliated network), the STAR Scholars Network, Qatar Foundation.

This conference comes right after the launch of the National Education Policy 2020 which aims to Reimagine and Transform the future of Education and Universities of India. Union Cabinet Minister for Education, Government of India, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ would be inaugurating this conference in the esteemed presence of Professor (Dr) DP Singh, Chairman, University Grants Commission (UGC), and Professor (Dr) Pankaj Mittal, Secretary-General, Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

This event will also be graced by the presence of eminent leaders of the Indian Higher Education Landscape - Professor (Dr) Virander S Chauhan, Chairman, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Professor (Dr.) Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Professor (Dr.) Bhushan Patwardhan, Vice Chairman, University Grants Commission (UGC).

The conference will bring together over 80 thought leaders from 6 continents and 15 countries across 15 Thematic Panel Discussions, 4 Keynote Addresses, and 2 Special Dialogues including a special panel led by women leaders from universities.

Professor (Dr) C Raj Kumar, Founding Vice-Chancellor of OP Jindal Global University (JGU) said that "We are extremely excited to bring together over 80 thought leaders from 15 countries across 2 days to create some very thought-provoking dialogues to re-imagine and transform the idea of a University. With the current COVID-19 Pandemic, it is very important for leaders of higher education from across the globe, come together to re-define the future of universities, which will impact the lives of students, academics and nations.



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