Welcome to the DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS
G D Goenka University has a vibrant and continually expanding engagement with universities all over the world.
Aims and Objectives
The role of the Department of International Partnerships and Student Mobility is to:
Provide students best-in-class learning outcomes through offering opportunities to experience social and cultural environments in various countries
Provide students a good learning ecosystem through selectively working with foreign universities and drawing on the best practices from top-tier universities worldwide
Facilitate guest lectures and workshops by faculty from our international partner institutions and thereby provide a global perspective to our teaching-learning and research ecosystem
Facilitate collaborative workshops, seminars and conferences with our international partner institutions and thereby further intensify our global perspective to teaching, learning and research endeavors
Enhance activities such as staff training through drawing on the expertise in our partner institutions through staff mobility and staff exchange programmes
Encourage student participation in international competitions, student projects and community engagements so as to develop a more international and holistic perspective to teaching and learning
Facilitate collaborative research and development (R&D) and teaching and community engagements through working with our international partners and tendering for multilateral, international, national and regional R&D, teaching and community project grants and jointly publishing in top-tier scholarly journals
Truly Global Footprint
To-date, G D Goenka University has concluded thirty-five partnerships with universities in fifteen countries: USA, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Vietnam, Italy, Uzbekistan, Chile, Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Denmark and Spain. Discussions are underway to substantially expand this global network substantially.
Recent International Activities
The University provides opportunities, for students and accompanying faculty, for a two to three week study and cultural immersion in a foreign university through the Summer School Programme.
Collaborative Research Engagements
The University recently conducted two joint conferences: (i) ‘International Conference on Sustainable Cities and Communities’ with Arizona State University (USA); and (ii) ‘Recent Developments in Science, Engineering and Technology (REDSET)’ with the University of Arkansas.
Dr Perumal Thinagaran from University Putra Malaysia was the keynote speaker at the REDSET conference. Approximately, 250 delegates from India and abroad participated in each of these conferences.
REDSET Keynote Address: Dr Perumal Thinakaran (University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia)
Visiting Scholar Programmes
The University recently hosted a number of senior foreign academics. Some examples of recent visiting scholars are Dr Anthony Manning (University of Kent, United Kingdom); Dr Salim Mohd. Salim (Swansea University, United Kingdom); Dr Gary Dirks (Arizona State University, USA); and Dr Nirvana Bechan (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa).
Dr Anthony Manning and Ms Hannah McNorton (University of Kent, United Kingdom) speaking on Transnational Education
GDGU team with Professor Chen Li-Wei and Ms Jiang Pei-Rong from National Formosa University, Taiwan
Faculty Mobility Programmes
G D Goenka University’s academic staff visited several higher education institutions abroad in order to develop and progress transnational academic alliances. Examples of faculty visits to partner institutions are as follows:
Professor Kim Anne Menezes visited University of Kent, United Kingdom
Professor Rohit Dutt, Dean – School of Medical and Allied Sciences visited Bukhara State Medical Institute, Uzbekistan
Dr. Priyanka Khanna visited Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey