Saturday, February 11, 2012

Rajasthan university ties up with University of Houston

JK Lakshmipat University (JKLU) has tied up with University of Houston, Texas, for mutual cooperation in the field of education and academic activities. A memorandum of understanding for the purpose was signed here by Jerald W. Strickland, Assistant Vice-Chancellor, and William E. Fitzgibbon, Dean, College of Technology, on behalf of the University of Houston and Upinder Dhar, Vice-Chancellor of JK Lakshmipat University.

This is the fourth international tie-up signed by JKLU after similar agreements with Hanyang University, South Korea; St. Cloud State University, US; and University of Wales, United Kingdom.

The latest MOU allows academic cooperation in exchange of faculty, students and researchers; joint research, lectures, symposia and country visits for students; exchange of data, documentation and research material in the fields of mutual interest as well as working towards cooperative educational programmes for the future.

“The Indian economy is today globally integrated and growing. It is critical to keep in mind opportunities of joint research and sharing of knowledge with universities of international repute. This enables students and faculty members to compete at an international level,” said Dr. Upinder Dhar on the occasion.

As part of the industry-academia interaction, JKLU has also signed an MoU with IBM India for establishing a “Centre of Technology Excellence” to develop curriculum and courseware on next-generation technologies.

JKLU has been established under the Rajasthan Private Universities Act by the Lakshmipat Singhania Foundation for Higher Learning. The University of Houston, founded in 1927, is a leading American public research university.

Source: The Hindu, February 11, 2012

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