Kozhikode: The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Brunel University London to join forces on Education and Research Collaboration, here recently. The signatories of the Mou are Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director IIMK and Prof. Rebecca Lingwood, Provost, Brunel University.
The MoU is intended to promote cooperation and advancement of international understanding between both the Institutes. It further underlines the shared objectives of development and promotion of research collaboration in areas of mutual interest; exchange of faculty (staff), scholars and students; sponsoring of cooperative seminars, workshops and development and delivery of training programmes. This MoU will be in effect for three years.
Speaking on the significant collaboration, Prof Chatterjee said, “Collaborations with universities of repute is always a win-win situation where we mutually benefit in terms of sharing knowledge, expertise and skills. The collaboration between IIM Kozhikode and Brunel University, London aims at maintaining excellence in areas of research, teaching and consulting.”
Brunel University was represented by a three-member faculty team of Dr Monomita Nandy, Dr David Sarpong and Dr Claire Donavan. Speaking on behalf of the London based University, Dr Nandy said, “Brunel University, London is happy to join hands with IIM Kozhikode. Together, the two institutions will endeavour to make a difference by providing the faculty, scholars/students and researchers a unique experience with a cross cultural flavour.”
The visiting faculty members during their three-day tour also held a series of meeting with faculty members of IIMK headed by Prof. Rudra Sensarma, Dean (Research, Innovations and Internationalisation) and Prof. Deepa Sethi, Chairperson, International Relations and Faculty in the area of Humanities & Liberal Arts in Management.