Thapar University has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with University of Missouri-Kansas City, United States (UMKC). Thapar University is ranked among India’s leading engineering institute.
UMKC is a public research university located in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. It has been ranked number one in the world for innovation management research by the Journal of Product Innovation Management.
As per the MOU signed between the Thapar University and UMKC, the two universities will conduct joint research and educational activities at both graduate and postgraduate levels. The areas of cooperation and collaboration will include joint research proposals, joint research guidance at postgraduate and PhD level, dual workshops on latest technological developments, non-degree executive programmes and cultural exchange. The two universities will also conduct exchange programmes for the faculty, research scholars and graduate students through lectures, conferences, and symposia.
Thapar University Dean (Resource Planning and Generation) Dr RS Kaler said “This MoU reaffirms our commitment to take research to the next level through strategic tie-ups with leading foreign universities. We have tied up with many reputed institutes abroad, like the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia, University of Waterloo, Canada and Brown University, USA for student and faculty exchange programmes. We are collaborating with them in a number of fields like information technology, civil engineering and biotechnology. We had signed an MoU in the field of biotechnology with ISA Group Lille, France, about six months ago, under which the Indian and French governments would offer scholarships to more than 100 students.”