Lovely Professional University (LPU) signed MoU with four prominent universities from USA during a two day visit of 21 member delegation from these universities.
The four universities with which MoU have been signed included Iowa State University (ISU), University of Iowa (UI), University of Northern Iowa (UNI) and Kirkwood Community College (KCC). The MoUs are cornered on the intent of increased cooperation between the partner universities in the field of strengthening research & development activities. “Besides that, the agreement seeks to promote quality education and boost research culture amongst students of respective countries by conceivable academic, cultural, extracurricular and other collaborative projects/assignments,” said LPU Chancellor Ashok Mittal.
This delegation has been so far the biggest delegation in education sector from US to visit Punjab. The delegation which included the Secretary of Agriculture from IOWA, senator, academicians and industrialists had a very good discussion with the University’s Chancellor and Vice Chancellor on various sectors to co-operate. Mittal informed that LPU had already signed MoUs with more than 40 Universities based in USA, UK, Canada, Australia, and Singapore etc.
The memorandum signed with ISU, UI, UNI and KCC address diverse aspects of mutual cooperation in the areas of students’ exchange, academic and administrative personnel exchange, developing research proposals, developing collaborative degree programs allowing students to undertake part of the program/course of study at each institution . MoUs are also for conducting Joint symposia, seminars/conferences, workshops etc. “In addition, exchange of academic information & materials, promoting academic, cultural, sports, co-curricular, social, community development and other activities of common interest, promoting entrepreneurship, start-up projects, short duration Study India/Abroad Programs etc will also be undertaken,” University chancellor held.
Senior Vice President and Provost of Iowa State University, Dr. Jonathan Adam Wickert meanwhile said after their visit to the University the delegation realized that practices and system followed in the universities developed countries in West, especially USA were being followed here also. (TOI)