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Six Universities from USA, Canada and Australia visit Amity University to discuss potential areas of collaboration

A high powered delegation comprising of 10 members from 6 Universities of USA, Canada and Australia visited Amity University to mull over the potential areas of collaboration. The delegation was led by Prof. Mahesh Gandhi, Director - Indus Foundation, USA & Vice President-Educomp.

The educational institutions that formed the part of the delegation included University of Hawaii, Honolulu - USA, Hofstra University, New York - USA, Arkansas Tech University, Arkansas - USA, Mount Saint Vincent University - Canada, CQ University - Australia and Curtin University – Australia .

The delegation was received by Dr. Balvinder Shukla, Acting Vice Chancellor Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, Dr. S.S.Agarwal, Pro Vice Chancellor, Amity University, Dr. Ajit Varma, Director, Amity Institute of Microbial Technology.

Welcoming the delegates, Dr. Balvinder Shukla, Acting Vice Chancellor Amity University said that it’s a proud moment for Amity to host a galaxy of global education leaders from USA, Canada and Australia as it for the first time when such a prominent delegation from 3 countries are under one roof discussing about various collaborative options. Sharing her views on the rapidly changing global economy, Dr. Shukla said that with globalization and receding geographical boundaries, business is no longer limited to one country, as a result of which it has become very important for professionals to be globally competent. Dr. Shukla added that for any University, curriculum is most important followed by research activities. She stressed that key areas which could be mutually beneficial such as joint PhD programs, student exchange, faculty exchange, joint projects, joint seminars, workshops etc can be identified for collaboration.

Prof. Mahesh Gandhi, Director - Indus Foundation, USA & Vice President-Educomp said that the in the era of globalization, universities across the world should come together and share resources in order to churn out globally competent workforce. “The main objective of this visit to bring these 4 Universities including Amity University closer so that interactions and collaborations amongst them could bring concrete change in the academic scenario of India, “highlighted Prof. Gandhi.

Sharing his views, Dr. Patricia Cooper, Dean – University of Hawaii, USA said that University of Hawaii, USA is looking for collaboration in the areas of Geology and Marine Sciences and would be glad to work with Amity University in the area of joint research, student & faculty exchange.

Identifying and expressing the potential areas of collaboration with Amity University, Dr. Roger March, Dean of School of Management & Marketing, CQ University – Australia said that they are mulling over the collaboration in the areas of Management, Marketing, Tourism and Hospitality and would like to work together with Amity University in the area of student & faculty exchange in research, community engagement, international outreach and joint seminars.

The eminent members that formed the part of the delegation included Dr. Patricia Cooper, Dean, University of Hawaii, Honolulu – USA, Dr. Roger March, Dean of School of Management & Marketing, CQ University- Australia, Dr. Fae Martin, Head of Program, Undergraduate Engineering and Physics, CQ University- Australia, Dr. Darryl Stewart, Campus Director, CQ University, Australia, Mr. Mohamed Rashid Desai, Director, International, School of Accounting, Curtin University, Prof. Jack Nelson, Associate Dean for International Recruitment, Hofstra University, New York, USA, Dr. Jeff Hollett, Associate Vice President, Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada, Mr. Daniel Eshcol, International Student Advisor, Arkansas Tech University, Arkansas, USA, S.B.Anumolu, President, The Indus Foundation, USA & India.

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