New Delhi: Ashoka University today inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with premier international business school HEC Paris in the presence of H.E. Mr. Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India. The collaboration brings together one of the world’s leading European Business Institutes and India’s pioneering Liberal Arts university to promote cooperation on academic and research development between the two. As a part of the MoU, the two institutions will look at designing innovative academic programs and course curricula at Ashoka. The collaboration will explore opportunities such as allowing faculty and students to spend time with the partner university and create joint research programmes.
Lauding the promising Ashoka-HEC MoU, H.E. Mr. Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India, said, “It is a matter of great pride for France to be among the top three most popular destinations worldwide for international students. We wish to welcome Indian students in greater numbers: our target is to welcome 10,000 of them by 2020. Partnerships between institutions of excellence from both countries, such as HEC Paris and Ashoka, will go a long way towards achieving this ambitious target and enhancing people-to-people contacts which are the very foundation of our relationship with India.”
Commenting on the occasion, Peter Todd, Dean, HEC Paris said, “As two progressive educational institutions with multi-disciplinary capabilities, HEC Paris and Ashoka University have a potential for a strong research collaboration. Through this partnership, we are taking a definite step towards a stronger commitment to world-class education and joint value creation.”
Vineet Gupta, Founder and Pro-Vice Chancellor Ashoka University said, “We are excited to collaborate with HEC Paris, which has advanced the frontiers of management education and research across the globe. We are looking forward to working together with them to create high-quality research and education opportunities for students and faculty. This partnership also offers a great opportunity for us to expand the possibilities of our academic excellence and research globally.”