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AIT and OPJGU Sign MoU to Promote Executive Education and Strengthen Partnership for Sustainable Development in Asia

05 Apr 2023
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By Office of Public Affairs

April 5, 2023 – Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and O.P. Jindal Global University (OPJGU) renewed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on April 5 to strengthen their partnership and promote executive education, enhancing the leadership and governance capabilities of current and future leaders in Asia.

AIT and OPJGU have collaborated since 2015 on various academic and capacity-building activities. AIT’s mission is to develop highly qualified and committed professionals who will play a significant role in the region’s sustainable development and its integration into the global economy. Meanwhile, OPJGU aims to provide globalized education to produce world-class professionals, scholars, business leaders, and academics in management and other disciplines in India.

The scope of the MoU is to promote executive education in various fields such as Public Administration, Education, Planning and Management, Economic Relation Development, National and Local Governance, Sustainable Development, Law, Industry, Urban Management, Climate Change & Disaster Management, Tourism, and Human Resource Management. In addition, both institutes will collaborate to build capacity for faculties and students, including the exchange of guest speakers, study tours, exposure visits, short- and long-term training, higher studies, research seminars, and workshops.

Prof. Kazuo Yamamoto, AIT President, said, “The shared vision of AIT and OPJGU aligns perfectly, with both institutes striving to enhance regional development through collaboration. Together, we aspire to cultivate effective regional leadership and governance while promoting strength and cooperation through our partnership.”

Dr. Sanjeev P. Sahni, Principal Director, Jindal Institute of Behavioral Science (JIBS), Professor and Member of the Governing Body and Advisor to the Vice Chancellor, JGU, shared his enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating that “currently, 22 of our employees from OPJGU are undergoing training at AIT, and the feedback received has been overwhelmingly positive. The training has been highly beneficial for our staff, and we look forward to sending more employees and students for various training programs in the future. Additionally, we invite faculties and students from AIT to visit and utilize the facilities at our campus.”

The O.P. Jindal Global University (OPJGU) is a nonprofit global University established by the Haryana Private Universities (Second Amendment) Act, 2009. It was established in memory of Mr. O.P. Jindal as a philanthropic initiative of Mr. Naveen Jindal, the Founding Chancellor. The University Grants Commission has accorded its recognition to O.P. Jindal Global University.