IIIT-D inks cooperation pacts with three international universities

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Close on the heels of signing a pact for cooperation with Australia’s Queensland University of Technology (QUT), IIIT-D has joined hands with Korea University’s Graduate School of Information Security (GSIS) and University of Nebraska-Lincoln to carry out educational exchanges and strengthen mutual relationships.

The Memorandum of Understanding with University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), inked by IIIT-D Director Prof. Pankaj Jalote and Chancellor Harvey Perlman of UNL in June 2014, is intended to facilitate academic collaboration between the partner institutions.

It establishes a general partnership between the two institutions to facilitate collaborations in academic activities like teaching, research, student exchange, faculty exchange, technology transfer, publication, curriculum development, joint projects and training.

Earlier in April this year, IIIT-D and Graduate School of Information Security (GSIS), Korea University, Seoul, inked a pact under which the two sides agreed that the encouragement and development of cooperation and exchange in all areas of mutual academic interest is desirable.  

The purpose of this agreement, signed between Prof. Jalote and Korea University Director Jongin Lim, includes development of joint venture projects between GSIS and IIIT-D; development of a collaborative PhD programme; joint supervision of doctoral students; organisation of joint academic and scientific activities like courses, conferences, seminars, symposia or lectures; exchange of staff and/or students; and exchange of materials and publications of common interest.

The MoUs with UNL and Korea University’s GSIS follow inking of a statement of understanding between IIIT-D and the Brisbane-based QUT in November 2013, under which the two institutions aim to develop joint venture projects, supervise doctoral students jointly and organize joint academic and scientific activities.