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International Relations

International Relation

Objective: Globalization affects many sectors of society. Higher education is no exception. Universities worldwide respond to challenges presented by globalization in various ways.

One response is the internationalization of the university campus.

Universities represent the traditional source of knowledge in society. They provide an environment that generates ideas, skills, and inventions, all components of knowledge. Universities constantly face pressure to conform to the needs of society, however what makes universities unique is their power to withstand times of change, and time after time, reemerge as the key providers of knowledge.

Campuses once geographically bound to one physical place now have the opportunity to expand and network between states, regions, and international locations. In addition, technology enables professors and students access to a world of information previously available only at high costs and over long periods of time. The desire for education created by a population that continually seeks education, further supports changes within the university. These forces continue to alter the structure of the university in three ways, which includes changes to the structure of governance, expansion of campus networks, and enhancement of university community partnerships.

The University of Delhi has for long been aware of its role in a larger international academic community, and in pursuance of this, the University has been reaching out to fraternal institutions in different parts of the world for collaborative programmes, research networks, student exchanges and so on.

Delhi University signs MoUs with Universities in Belgium

Vice Chancellor Prof. Dinesh Singh recently participated in a MOU signing ceremony at Brussels in the presence of Honorable President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee on 3rd October 2013. Three MoUs on Academic Cooperation were signed by the University of Delhi with the University of Ghent, Group T, International Engineering Academy, University of Leuven and University Liberal of Brussels in Belgium during the visit of Hon’ble President of India to Belgium in October 2013. The three MoUs deal with a wide gamut of issues for cooperation that DU may commence to implement soon.

Deans

The office of Dean, International Relations is responsible for the negotiation, execution and maintenance of exchange partnerships with universities worldwide.

There are two Deans looking after the office of International Relations:

a) Professor K. Sreenivas, Dean, International Relations (Science and Technology)

b) Professor Anand Prakash, Dean, International Relations (Social Sciences and Humanities)

List of MoUs

About Universitas 21

The University of Delhi has joined the Universitas 21 network on 19th November 2007.  Established in 1997, Universitas 21 is an international network of leading research-intensive universities around the world.

Universitas 21 has evolved into an internationally recognized partnership, which strives to facilitate collaboration and co-operation between the member universities, creating entrepreneurial opportunities on a scale that no member would be able to achieve operating independently or through traditional bilateral alliances.

Speaking on the eve of the signing, Professor John T Casteen III, President of the University of Virginia and Chair of the U21 network commented, ‘I am delighted that Delhi University is joining Universitas 21 and feel that it is an important event in the development of the network.  We look forward very much to working with our new colleagues in the years to come.’

This was reiterated by Professor Deepak Pental, Vice Chancellor, University of Delhi, ‘I am delighted that the University of Delhi formally joins the Universitas 21 network, and makes an institutional leap in its continuing commitment to internationalization.  I am aware that it is the first Indian University to join this internationally-respected consortium that has been a leader in promoting research-intensive links among select universities in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.  We at Delhi University regards this partnership as a crucial step in our pursuance of successful collaborations with fraternal institutions in different parts of the world.’

Universitas 21 comprises the following members:  

List of U21 members

universitas 21 JOINT PhD PROGRAMME

Universitas 21 has established a unique joint PhD programme. Unlike a number of other joint programmes, under this scheme, two partner universities will create a tailor-made programme of study for each student, taking individual research needs into account and enabling collaboration with another of the network’s universities.  This exciting opportunity will considerably enhance students’ research and employment opportunities on an international scale.  For details see Joint Ph.D Leaflet.

For more information or further details about the network, please log on to www.universitas21.com

About Erasmus Mundus Mobility Program

About Erasmus Mundus New Mobilty Programs 2013

  • Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window India is a project for cooperation in higher education and research.
  • Launched by the European Commission. Funded by the Europe Aid Cooperation Office, DG AIDCO. Implemented by Executive Agency Education, Audiovisual and Culture.
  • The overall aim is to increase mutual understanding and the exchange of kowledge between India and Europe through student and staff mobility.
  • The project’s core activity is a scholarship programme

The University of Delhi is partner to two major Erasmus Mundus program

Program 1: Interdisciplinary Bridges for Indo-European Studies (IBIES)

Register your applications directly

On the Website: www.erasmus.iescp.net

Universities taking part in Erasmus Mundus Program (IBIES):

EU Universities: Indian Universities:
Aarhus University, Denmark (Lead/Coordinating university) University of Delhi, Delhi
Leiden University, Netherlands Banasthali University
Reutlingen University, Germany Bastar University
University of Milan, Italy IIT Madras
University of Warsaw, Poland Jawaharlal Nehru University
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden Mangalore University
  Manipal University
  Manomaniam Sundaranar University
   Pondicherry University
   Sambalpur University
   Symbiosis International University
   University of Calcutta
  Vinoba Bhave University

Program 2 : HERITAGE
Register your applications directly On the Website: www.heritage-ema2.eu

Universities taking part in HERITAGE:

EU Universities: Indian Universities:
Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai
Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Tallinn University of Technology Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
Politecnico di Torino Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Techische Universitat Munchen, Germany Anna University, Chennai
Instituto Superior Tecnico University of Delhi, Delhi
Warsaw University of Technology Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Politecnico di Milano, Italy National Institute of Technology, Rourkela
Czech Technical University  National Institute of Technology, Warrangal
Cardiff Met University  

Associated Partners:
University of Delhi
Indian Institute of Technology, Rajasthan
VIT University
Agence Campus France
DCNS
Top Industrial Managers for Europe (T.I.M.E. Association)

Target group 1
Students and academic staff registered in University of Delhi, one of the member universities of the partnership.

Target group 2
Nationals of India, registered in any higher education institution in India.

Target group 3
Nationals of India, who wish to pursue higher education in European Universities, especially for students/staff recognized on Refugee/Migrant status.

  • Call for Applications for the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for the year 2010
  • Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window India is a project for cooperation in higher education and research.
  • Launched by the European Commission. Funded by the Europe Aid Cooperation Office, DG AIDCO. Implemented by Executive Agency Education, Audiovisual and Culture.
  • The overall aim is to increase mutual understanding and the exchange of kowledge between India and Europe through student and staff mobility.
  • The project’s core activity is a scholarship programme. 


The University of Delhi is partner to two major Erasmus Mundus program

Program 1:   EMECW Lot 13              
Register your applications directly              
On the Website:  www.erasmuswindow13.org      

Universities taking part in Erasmus Mundus Program (Lot 13):

EU Universities: Indian Universities:
Lund University, Sweden (Lead/Coordinating university) Anand Agricultural University, Gujrat
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany Jadavpur University, Kolkata
International Institute for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation, Netherlands Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra
Vilnius University, Lithuania Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden University of Delhi, Delhi
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway University of Kerala, Trivandrum, Kerala
Politecnico di Milano, Italy University of Pune, Pune
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands  
University of Deusto, Spain  
University of Leuven, Belgium  
University Pierre and Marie Curie, France  

Program 2 :   Willpower
Register your applications directly
On the Website:  www.willpower.fr

Universities taking part in Willpower:

EU Universities: Indian Universities:
Ecole Centrale Nantes, France Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai
Ecole Central Paris, France Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Univ. De Sevilla, Spain Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
Ecole Superiure D’ Electricite Indian Institute of Technology, Rajasthan
Tech. Univ. Munchen, Germany Anna University
Univ. Libre De Bruxelles, Belgium University of Delhi, Delhi
Warsaw Univ. of Tecnology Indian Institute of Science
Politecnico di Milano, Italy  
Univ. De politecnica De Catalunya, Spain  
Universita Degli Studi Di Padova, Italy  
 

Target group 1
Students and academic staff registered in University of Delhi, one of the member universities of the partnership.

Target group 2
Nationals of India, registered in any higher education institution in India.

Target group 3
Nationals of India, who wish to pursue higher education in European Universities, especially for students/staff recognized on Refugee/Migrant status.

Activities

Activities in the year 2009

  • Five of the Delhi University undergraduate science students attended the U21 Summer School 2009 – “Climate Change Adaptation” held at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia from 13th July – 24th July 2009.
  • Four students from the University of Edinburgh are studying at the Department of History, University of Delhi for one academic year under the U21 Network.
  • 100 students from various universities from UK headed by the University of Birmingham visited the University of Delhi under the Study India Program between end August and mid September 2009.
  • Under the Short Term Courses, a delegation of 18 students from Denmark visited the University of Delhi during September 28 – October 1, 2009 to study History, Culture, and Politics of India.
  • Under the Erasmus Mundus Mobility Program, the University of Delhi is hosting around 12 students and faculty under various programmes.
  • Under the Erasmus Mundus Mobility Programme, about 35 – 40 Students and faculty from our university are visiting the 12 European Partner Universities for various programmes and for different durations.
  • The Observer Research Foundation in association with the University of Delhi organized a DU-ORF Summer Workshop for the undergraduate social science students on “Promoting Good Governance” during May18 – 3 June, 2009.
  • The University of Delhi organized an Indo-Dutch Seminar from 19-24 October 2009.  From Hogeschool Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, there were 16 students and 3 faculty members who visited Miranda House and Shri Ram College of Commerce.  The objective of the programme was to enhance the International Orientation of students regarding Management issues and to enhance the International orientation of academic staff from both institutes, in favour of curricula and didactic approaches
  • The University of Delhi organized an Erasmus Mundus Information Event 2009 for the Delhi University students and faculty on October 26, 2009.  The objective of the Information Event was “to provide information on the Erasmus Mundus programme as a tool for brain circulation, cultural and academic exchanges and enhanced carrier opportunities”.
  • A faculty member from the Faculty of Management Studies represented the University of Delhi at the U21 Food Security Workshop held at the University of Edinburgh, UK during the period November 4-5, 2009.
  • The University of Delhi hosted the EMECW Visibility Event and the Applied Bologna Workshop on November 30, 2009.

Activities in the year 2010

  • Australia – India Institute at the University of Melbourne in partnership with the University of Melbourne organized a Symposium on “The Challenges of Globalization: Australian and Indian Perspectives”, held at the India Habitat Centre, Delhi during April 27 – 28, 2010.
  • The University of Delhi hosted the U21 Annual General Meeting 2010 during 28 - 30 April 2010. The Vice chancellors/Presidents and senior Professors of all the U21 member universities participated in the AGM. The U21 Symposium on “Universities and Government Funding in the Developing and Developed Worlds” was widely appreciated.
  • The University of Delhi hosted “Indo-European Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education” during May 6-7, 2010. Leading academicians from India and Europe participated in the two day programme.
  • The Observer Research Foundation in association with the University of Delhi organized a DU-ORF Summer Workshop for the undergraduate social science students on “Contemporary Challenges and the Making of Public Policies” during May17 – 2 June, 2010.
  • Three students (one from Department of Zoology and two from the Faculty of Medical Sciences) participated in the East Asia Young Researchers Network for Clinical Trial of AIDS Vaccine 2010 for a period of two months June/July 2010 held at the Hokkaido University, Japan.
  • Two undergraduate students participated in the U21 Undergraduate Research Conference 2010 on “Faculty of Imagining” held at the University of Melbourne, Australia during July 1-8, 2010.
  • Five undergraduate science students participated in the U21 Summer School 2010 on Food Security held at the University of Nottingham, Ningbo Campus, PR China during July 4 – 15, 2010.
  • Under the Faculty Training Programme, the University of Delhi is sponsoring 18 young teachers of various colleges to do one year Masters course in allied subjects at the U21 member universities and universities with whom Delhi University has a special relationship.
  • The University of Delhi is hosting a good number of exchange students under various existing signed MoUs including 4 exchange students under the Erasmus Mundus Mobility programme and 3 exchange students under the U21 Network.
  • Under the Erasmus Mundus Mobility Programme, about 35 – 40 Students and faculty from our university are visiting the 12 European Partner Universities for various programmes and for different durations during the academic year 2010 - 11.
  • The Water Futures for Sustainable Cities Urban Streams Workshop under U21 will include one day trip in Delhi along the Yamuna River and small urban streams which will be led by a faculty member from the Department of Geology alongwith other Professor from the University of Auckland during November 12 – 14, 2010

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