OP-Jindal Global University in Sonepat on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoA) with the United States Cornell University to make India a ‘Global Hub’.
Cornell University, an Ivy League university, this year launched a “Global Hub” program to connect institutions with their international counterparts and their communities, countries and regions. These hubs are broad-reaching partnerships that combine research, learning and engagement and bring together faculty, students, alumni, businesses and the public and private sector.
“The Cornell Global Hubs connect the entire university with strong international peer institutions and their communities, countries and regions. No two hubs are the same, but all Cornell’s academic distinctions, academic actions, and civic responsibility-under the umbrella of one Cornell,” a statement issued by Jindal Global University.
Professor C Raj Kumar, Founding Vice-Chancellor, of OP-Jindal Global University, said that both the universities have been closely involved in the field of law for more than a decade through unique and valuable international programs and intellectual engagement including dual degree programmes, student exchanges, joint research joint seminars and conferences.
“The newly reimagined and expanded collaboration at the university level between Cornell and JGU has the immense potential to provide an excellent platform for students and faculty members of both institutions in all areas of mutual expertise, so that a holistic approach of intercultural learning guided by the best Experience global practice of higher education and research.
It will enable faculty members and students of both the universities to connect and interact with each other through various institutional partnerships.
Sarah Besky, an associate professor at Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, said the partnership has opened up new avenues for student mobility, including coursework, internships and research opportunities in the greater Delhi region.
“This partnership, and the work of the Cornell Global Hub, will advance the institute’s efforts toward promoting greater inclusion and internationalization. We look forward to welcoming JGU students to Cornell’s campus soon,” said Besky.