Jindal University inks MoU with Israeli varsities

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Continuing its tradition of global collaborations across the world, the O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the College of Law and Business (CLB) and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJ)to create a framework for global collaboration in areas of academics, research, faculty and student exchange programmes.

JGU Vice-Chancellor C. Raj Kumar signed the MoU with Professor Menahem Ben Sasson, President, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Professor Moshe Cohen-Eliya, President, College of Law and Business in the presence of visiting Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar.

Speaking on the occasion, Rivlin observed that education and cultural exchanges will consolidate Israel- India relations. The two nations came into being as independent entities around the same time and leaders of both national movements had intellectual dialogues like Tagore and Einstein.

“The Einstein archives at Hebrew University of Jerusalem houses the extensive letters of Tagore written to Einstein, so it is the right time for Israel and India to take the intellectual partnership further form here. The academic collaborations signed today will ensure that has begun,” a JGU statement said.

The MoU aims to promote academic, cultural and personnel exchanges that can enrich the experience of students, research scholars and faculty members from both institutions, the agreement will also facilitate student and faculty exchange programs and promote bilateral cooperation on research.

Speaking on the occasion, Raj Kumar said: “International education and collaborations of this type promote knowledge exchange between global communities and enhances our student’s transformative educational experience. It is with this vision that we have partnered with over 160 institutions in 40 countries since our inception in 2009.”

Extolling the achievements of the Israeli universities, Kumar observed: “The leading institutions in Israel have achieved extraordinary distinctions and have rapidly evolved into world class universities. We are proud to be associated with College of Law and Business (CLB), and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJ) of Israel, which are amongst the top universities of the world.”

“In pursuit of its vision to promote a global perspective through a global faculty, global courses, curriculum and research, JGU has fostered collaborations with over 160 universities and institutions in 40 countries across the world,” the statement said.