04 Mar 2019 18:10 IST

JGU and University of Wollongong sign MoU

Strategic partnership will enable exchange and research programmes for students and faculty

OP Jindal Global University (JGU) and University of Wollongong (UoW), Australia signed a strategic partnership and a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that enables short or long-term exchange programme for students and faculty of both the Universities.

The agreement between the Universities aims to not only to begin a solid partnership between JGU and UoW, but also to provide a platform for engagement between the two Universities that would qualitatively impact the learning and growth of students and faculty alike.

Prof Paul Wellings, Vice-Chancellor, UoW said, “We are delighted with this first step, in what we hope will be a long-term friendship with a very fine Indian higher education institution. JGU, though a young university, has already made a name for itself in many areas of teaching, research and community engagement. We view this partnership as a strategic development to help us, within a higher education context, further strengthen the social, cultural and economic links between Australia and India.”

This partnership exclusively allows JGU and UoW students to undertake student exchange opportunities at the other institution. Additionally, it allows for joint research and joint teaching for faculty and researchers at both Universities, while encouraging collaboration in international publications.

Prof C Raj Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, JGU said “JGU celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and we are a private, not-for-profit university distinguished by its core multidisciplinary and philanthropic missions. As the youngest Indian university to break into the QS Asia and QS BRICS rankings, today's signing reflects JGU’s genuine commitment to fostering partnerships of mutually beneficial value with leading global universities. As part of this, we are especially keen to deepen our ties with Australian higher education institutions. And so I am particularly pleased that JGU students will have the unique opportunity to learn at the University of Wollongong, one of the best modern higher education institutions ranked within the top 250 global universities.”