OP Jindal Global University (JGU) has international collaborations with 288 universities across the G20 countries. This initiative aligns with the shared vision of the G20 countries for interconnected higher education systems. With a focus on fostering cooperation and facilitating knowledge exchange on a global scale, this initiative is set to transform the world of higher education.
The G20, comprises of the world’s foremost economic powers, as a means to tackle global issues and foster sustainable development. As India’s global university with over 10,000 students from 70+ countries and over 1,100 full-time faculty members from 50+ countries, JGU has forged fruitful partnerships with reputed universities and higher education institutions within the G20 countries across all continents.
They include Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and Austral University in Argentina; the University of Cape Town and the University of South Africa in South Africa; University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, Monash University, University of Sydney, University of Queensland in Australia; the Federal University of Pernambuco and Fundacao Getulio Vargas in Brazil; York University, University of British Columbia, University of Calgary and the University of Guelph in Canada; Tsinghua University and Peking University in China; Humboldt University Berlin and University of Hamburg, Goethe University Frankfurt in Germany; Airlangga University, Jenderal Soedirman University in Indonesia; University of Bologna, Sapienza University in Italy; Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Nambu University in South Korea; Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology-ITAM, University of Guadalajara in Mexico; Saint Petersburg State University, Far Eastern Federal University, HSE University in Russia; King’s College London, University of Oxford, Queen Mary University of London, University of Edinburgh, University of Southampton, University of Birmingham in United Kingdom; Tokiwa University, Yamanashi Gakuin University in Japan; KOC University, Sabancı University in Turkey; Harvard University, Cornell University, University of Michigan, Indiana University, University of California-Davis, University of Southern California, Columbia University, University of Arizona, Seattle University, University of Virginia in the United States of America; Sciences Po, Catholic University of Lille in France and a number of other universities across the G20.
According to the university’s press release JGU’s initiatives within G20 countries include student exchange programmes and research internship programmes that provides students with opportunities for field-specific research experience and academic engagements along with hosting scholars for research and students from G20 countries for the India Immersion Programmes in a diverse set of thematic areas. This is further supplemented with faculty-level collaborations for research publications, joint conferences and several similar academic endeavours in line with G20’s mission of promoting lifelong learning in technology, global collaboration, diversity, excellence and equality.
The press release further stated that JGU’s international collaborations have been established with the primary objective of providing students and faculty with valuable international opportunities to seamlessly enter into a global arena of opportunities. With the addition of these new collaborations, JGU’s global partnership network has grown significantly, now boasting over 400 institutional partnerships in over 70 countries.
A total of 1100+ JGU students have been involved in study abroad programmes over the last three academic years. These programmes include semester exchanges, dual degree opportunities, and short-term study abroad initiatives. Even for the faculty members, several opportunities for joint research projects and paper publications have been materialised in which around 50+ faculty members have been involved.
Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, OP Jindal Global University, shared the driving force behind the initiative, “From its inception, JGU’s commitment to internationalization was driven by our strong belief in the transformative power of global higher education. Our belief was bolstered with the vision of India’s presidency of the G20 which highlighted the need to foster a dynamic, interconnected world of exchange and opportunity. We have strived to be ambassadors of this vision and commandeered our efforts towards forming meaningful partnerships with the leading universities, the intellectual epicentres of the G20 nations. As India’s presidency reaches its zenith, it is a proud moment for JGU to announce this remarkable landmark of forging 288 institutional partnerships across G20 countries.”Campus, News