Ahmedabad: Ahmedabad University’s Amrut Mody School of Management, has signed a broad-ranging Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management, to promote academic cooperation. The strategic association between the two universities is intended to promote close cooperation across various areas in joint R&D and educational capacity building. Specific areas for cooperation envisaged in the medium term includes domain specialized executive education programs, exchange of faculty, research scholars and students under various mobility programmes, as well as jointly conducting academic research projects. This MOU between Ahmedabad University and University of California San Diego will also pave the way for seamless exchange of technological and scientific information including publications, teaching materials, data and library resources. The two universities will also cooperate to jointly organize lectures, symposia, international conferences and developmental workshops.
The MOU was signed by Professor Bibek Banerjee and Professor Robert S. Sullivan, at the University of California San Diego campus. Sharing details about the collaboration, Professor Banerjee, Senior Dean of Strategic Initiatives and Planning at the Ahmedabad University, said on the occasion, “The two universities have great congruence in their respective vision on how they wish to contribute to society. We at Ahmedabad University are delighted to partner with UCSD’s phenomenal intellectual depth in promoting high quality education and interdisciplinary research”.
Sharing his views on the partnership with Ahmedabad University, Professor Robert S. Sullivan, Dean of Rady School of Management, University of California San Diego, said, “We are happy to partner with Ahmedabad University’s Amrut Mody School of Management to promote our combined intellectual agenda. UCSD’s Rady School of Management has distinguished itself as a pioneer in newer models of business education. The school’s concentration in innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration has led to its rapid rise in international rankings — backed by outstanding achievements of its students, faculty and alumni. Together, with Ahmedabad University, we aim to enhance our reach within India and strengthen our academic aspirations.”
Professor Banerjee also added “Ahmedabad University aspires to offer global exposure to its students and faculty through collaborations with leading and top-ranking international universities. Our partners, some of the most well respected innovative in their fields of specialisation, are assisting us in developing distinctive strengths within our local context to meet the challenges of a globalising India. UCSD is a stellar addition to that distinguished community of strategic partners.”