The University of Sharjah and the Indian Institute of Management-Kozhikode (IIM-K) have decided to join hands to facilitate bilateral cooperation and international exchange programmes in the academic realm.
The tie up was finalized during discussions held between Samy Mahmoud, chancellor of the University of Sharjah and IIM-K director Debhashis Chatterjee on Sunday.
Explaining the rationale behind the partnership, Mahmoud said the UAE is currently having a good population of Indian students which made them think of a possible tie-up with Indian institutions. “In a globalized educational system, our students should to get more international opportunities through such joint ventures,” he added.
Chatterjee said the learning process could never be confined to the boundary of a country alone as it would hardly serve the concepts of global education.
Later presenting a paper on ‘Quality and Effectiveness of Higher Education in Recent Times: Challenges and Opportunities’ at a seminar organized by IIM-K, Mahmoud said universities should adopt outcome-based learning to improve the quality and effectiveness of university education.
“University education should produce measurable outcome in terms of nurturing students’ knowledge, logic, critical approach, autonomous learning skills, interpersonal skills, team spirit, responsibility and self-development,” he said.
Mahmoud said the idea of internationalization should be given more priority and varsities should focus on establishing more satellite campuses and launching more continuing education programmes. (The Times of India)