Partnership expands to more disciplines
NEW DELHI: America’s Cornell University and O.P. Jindal Global University based in Sonipat, Haryana, have signed a memorandum of agreement to enable both universities to build substantive partnerships and collaborations across all schools and programmes.
JGU has been working with Cornell as one of the centres for Cornell Global Hubs in India based on its long-standing partnership with Cornell in the field of law, that is now being expanded to other areas.
Cornell University launched Cornell Global Hubs in 2022. Based in key locations worldwide, the Global Hubs connect all of Cornell with strong international peer institutions and their communities, countries, and regions. The partnerships are based on reciprocity. No two Hubs are identical, but all share Cornell’s academic distinction, educational verve, and civic responsibility.
Cornell and JGU aim to jointly organise conferences and workshops that promote sharing ideas among scholars, policy makers, and business leaders of India and the United States.
On the signing of the agreement with Cornell, Prof. C. Raj Kumar, founding vice-chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University, said: “JGU and Cornell have been working closely through its existing meaningful cooperation in the field of law for over a decade, benefiting students and faculty members through unique and valuable international programmes and intellectual engagements including dual degree programmes, student exchanges, joint research, joint seminars and conferences.
The new reimagined and expanded collaboration at the university level between Cornell and JGU has immense potential to provide an outstanding platform for students and faculty members of both institutions across all domains of mutual expertise to have a holistic experience of intercultural learning guided by the best global practices of higher education and research. This will enable the faculty members and students of both the universities to engage and interact with each other through various institutional partnerships.”
“Hubs build the kind of strong, long-term international relationships that create understanding and meaningful change,” said Prof. Wendy Wolford, vice-provost for international affairs at Cornell University, and added: “We’re excited to have O.P. Jindal Global University as a Global Hubs partner”.