New Delhi: O. P. Jindal Global University (JGU) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the College of Law and Business (CLB), and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJ) of Israel. The agreement aims to create a framework for global collaboration in areas of academics, research, faculty and student exchange programs for the partnering institutions.
The signing ceremony took place at an elaborate event held at the Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi in the august presence of Mr. Reuven Rivlin, President of the State of Israel, who is on a six day visit to India and Union HRD Minister of India, Mr. Prakash Javadekar. The ceremony was part of an event organized by the Israeli embassy to boost academic collaborations and excellence in India.
President Rivlin’s visit is also the first state visit by an Israeli President in nearly 20 years, and marks 25 years of formal diplomatic ties between India and Israel. Speaking on the occasion, President Mr Rivlin, observed, it is the education and cultural exchanges that will consolidate Israel and India relations. The two nations came into being around the same time in the 1940s and the 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.
The Memorandum of Understanding signed between the institutions is aimed 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.
O.P. Jindal Global University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar signed the MoUs with Professor Menahem Ben Sasson, President, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Professor Moshe Cohen-Eliya, President, College of Law and Business. Also present on the occasion was, Mr. Roei Duani, Assistant President, International Relations & Resource Development, College of Law and Business.
Speaking on the occasion, Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University said, “International education and collaborations of this type promote knowledge exchange between global communities and enhance 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. We are privileged to embark on this relationship in the distinguished presence of President Rivlin and Mr. Prakash Javadekar, and are keen on establishing an environment of excellence in education via our collaborative initiatives.”
College of Law and Business (CLB) has been dedicated to preparing the next generation of Israeli lawyers and business people for challenges facing the 21st century. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJ), founded in 1918 and opened officially in 1925, is Israel’s premier university as well as its leading research institution. The Hebrew University is ranked internationally among the 100 leading universities in the world and first among Israeli universities.