New Delhi: FLAME University, the pioneer of liberal education in India (www.flame.edu.in) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the IE University in Spain to collaborate on academic and student initiatives, share best practices and generate cutting edge research studies.
Announcing the collaboration, Professor Dishan Kamdar, Vice-Chancellor, FLAME University, said, “We are happy to announce our association with IE University, which will reinforce our global footprint, advance excellence in teaching and research, and ensure a multi-cultural exposure for our students. This will also further our vision to raise the bar for liberal education in India. We look forward to strengthening this collaboration in the future.”
Sharing her views, María-Eugenia Marín, General Director, International Relations, IE University, said, “The collaboration between IE and FLAME University is firmly grounded on a common vision of the role of higher education institutions in developing global leaders equipped with an entrepreneurial mindset, a holistic perspective of the world, and an understanding of the importance of a life-long learning journey. We look forward to developing joint activities that will showcase these shared values.”
The FLAME – IE collaboration is for an initial period of five years. It includes joint educational, cultural and research activities; new initiatives, faculty and student exchange programmes; joint executive execution programmes and co-hosted conferences and academic meets. The collaboration with IE University is a step forward in strengthening FLAME University’s Global Connect Initiative.
As a part of its international outreach, FLAME University encourages and funds its faculty to take part in international conferences, network with academics, work on joint research projects, and hone their understanding of global best practices in teaching and research. It also supports its students undertaking study, research and internship with international institutions and organizations.
Currently, FLAME University has collaborations with prestigious global institutions across USA, UK, Canada and Germany such as Nuffield College – University of Oxford, Wellesley College, Kelley School of Business – Indiana University Bloomington, Yale University, Boston University, York University and Frankfurt School of Finance and Management among others.
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The Global Connect initiative at FLAME University aims to promote FLAME’s internationalization strategy. It is a mutually beneficial association of the University with leading international universities, reputed institutes and internationally acclaimed research bodies. The aim of these collaborations, in addition to the academic enrichment of students and faculty, is to provide the FLAME community opportunities for a global view of things and a diverse mix of perspectives.
Additionally, FLAME University has been accepted as a member in the Global Liberal Arts Alliance. It’s the first Indian institution to be represented in the Global Liberal Arts Alliance, the only global consortium of its kind comprising leading liberal arts institutions around the world.