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Initiatives with Indian institutions will bring internships, collaborations

Five agreements signed with institutions of higher education in India will lay the groundwork for new internship programs, faculty research collaborations and student recruitment — initiatives that will strengthen research efforts and prepare its students to compete in the global marketplace.

The agreements were signed when a delegation of faculty and staff members traveled to India earlier this year and visited 15 institutions in the cities of Varanasi, Kolkata, Kharagpur, Bhubaneswar, Belur Math, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Mysore and Delhi.

Vish Prasad“As an institution, UNT is committed to establishing strong relationships with research and education institutions across the globe. As one of the world’s largest economies and a growing technological power, India provides innovative and prestigious opportunities for scholarship that will be valuable to our students and faculty,” said Vish Prasad, right, vice president for research and economic development.

The new agreements are the culmination of relationships faculty and staff have been developing with Indian partners in recent years, and are part of the continued commitment to increase collaboration with international institutions and researchers.

The participating schools are:

UNT now has a total of 11 agreements with institutions in India.

“UNT has very active relationships in India, and we hope these expanded relationships will give us the opportunity to attract the best students from India to come work with our faculty,” said Warren Burggren, provost and vice president for academic affairs.

The partnerships involve the Office of Research and Economic Development and multiple colleges, including the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism, College of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences and College of Business.

“The amount spent on research and development globally doubled between 1996 and 2006, and most of that is due to investments from India and China,” said Rick Nader, interim vice provost for international affairs. “This trend presents an opportunity for international offices to engage with India’s growing investments in research and higher education, and to play a more active role in the cultivation of international research and education partnerships to benefit UNT.”

-       Alyssa Yancey, News Promotions

Posted on: Wed 07 March 2012

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