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Ashoka University signs MoU with University of Groningen to Strengthen Academic Ties

The partnership seeks to facilitate joint research activities, and to create pathways for sharing academic information and materials.

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28 July, 2023 | 4m read

Ashoka University and the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their academic ties. Through this partnership, the universities seek to facilitate joint research activities. Additionally, they aim to enable the exchange of students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as researchers and faculty.

Furthermore, both institutions will actively engage in conferences, meetings, and other academic events to foster a vibrant intellectual environment for collaborative work. By promoting innovative collaborations, knowledge sharing, and the exchange of best practises, this partnership will generate substantial benefits for students, faculty and researchers at both the institutions.

The MoU lays the groundwork for a long-lasting partnership between these two institutions. Driven by a shared goal of advancing interdisciplinary research, promoting intellectual growth, and making a positive societal impact, this partnership exemplifies the universities’ unwavering commitment to fostering academic excellence and facilitating cross-cultural learning.

Reflecting on the significance of this collaboration, Somak Raychaudhury, Vice-Chancellor, Ashoka University, stated, “We are delighted to announce our partnership with the esteemed University of Groningen, one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, well-regarded for its longstanding tradition of academic excellence. This collaboration will bring together our efforts to establish an environment of innovative research and academic excellence, while promoting cultural understanding and global perspectives. This partnership aligns perfectly with Ashoka’s goals of stimulating international collaborations and fostering diversity within the realm of higher education.”

“The MoU with the University of Groningen is an important milestone for Ashoka, as we continue to push boundaries in terms of collaborations, especially for research and innovation. Our faculty members and students are actively engaged in a wide range of research projects, spanning fields such as condensed matter physics, epidemiology, machine learning, astronomy and astrophysics, big data methods, and other distinctive scientific fields. This partnership will further enlarge our envelope of opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations, through an open exchange of ideas, academic material, scholars and students”, said Professor Gautam Menon, Dean of Research, Ashoka University

Professor Lorenzo Squintani, Scientific Director of the Wubbo Ockels School for Energy and Climate at the University of Groningen said, “The collaboration with Ashoka University is of strategic importance for our community members active in the fields of energy transition and climate change. I am certain that this MoU will foster exchanges and partnerships of mutual benefits for our universities.”

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