Education

O.P. Jindal Global University Signs MoU With US's Elite Harvard University

NEWS WORLD INDIA | 0
20214
| July 19 , 2018 , 16:53 IST

The Haryana-based O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the prestigious Harvard University of the US. It established their ongoing collaboration on student engagements and paves the way for other opportunities of institutional engagement between the two institutions.

The MoU was signed by Jindal Global University and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) at the Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts on Wednesday.

JGU signed the MoU in order to expand their collaboration with Harvard in three areas which include student engagement through an annual teaching session at Harvard for Jindal students and organising joint conferences on themes of interest to both the institutions and engaging in other research and educational activities.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has been organising a study programme Human Rights and Development for the past three years in partnership with JGU at Harvard's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The student engagement collaboration has taken the form of an annual study abroad programme conducted at Harvard University for nearly 30 students from JGU.

The company further said that Jindal students earn academic credits after the successful completion of the program.

Harvard's Stephen Marks, who leads the programme along with JGU Vice-Chancellor C. Raj Kumar said, "The steady growth of JGU has been an extraordinary development in higher education in large part because of its constant focus on excellence and its commitment to global education, with over 200 collaborations in 50 countries."

He further added, "This MoU will facilitate Harvard's engagement with JGU in this commitment to excellence and global education."

JGU said that the Jindal Global Law School and the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy will be the principal partners to collaborate with the Harvard Chan School in these future conferences

Naveen Jindal, founding Chancellor and JGU benefactor, said, "I am most delighted to learn about the collaboration that JGU has established with Harvard in relation to education and research. This achievement is a testament to the passion, commitment and dedication of our faculty and students."

He further said that this year has been great for JGU as the university has broken into QS BRICS Rankings 2018 and recognised as one of the top 250-300 universities among the 9,000 universities in the BRICS region and is given the status of an autonomous institution by the Ministry of Human Resource Development

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor congratulated Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor of Jindal Global University for the historic agreement.