Indian institutions ink pact with Spanish varsities

November 24th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Six Indian educational institutions have signed an agreement with Spanish universities for “internationalisation of higher education”.

“Indian and Spanish institutions have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on internationalisation of higher education and develop programs that benefit student and faculty exchange between the two countries,” Alliance 4 Universities (A-4U), a grouping of Spanish universities, said in a statement.

The alliance comprises of four Spanish universities - Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and Universiat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (UPF).

Indian institutions that have signed the agreement are the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi; International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore; Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur; Birla Institute of Management and Technology (BIMTECH) and Jaypee Education.

“With this collaboration, we aim to enhance international mobility of students, researchers and academics and help establish research collaboration partnerships worldwide,” said Ana Ripoll Aracil, president of Alliance 4 Universities (A-4U), Spain.

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