Taking another step in its collaboration with foreign institutions of learning, Shoolini University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today with a leading Ethiopian Varsity, the Mizan-Tepi University. This MoU will help Shoolini promote the Study-in-India programme at the Mizan campus as per the Government of India scholarships.
This MoU was initiated by Mr Robel Dawit, Shoolini Coordinator for African countries. Hailing from Ethiopia, he is studying BCom at Shoolini University.
The two universities will cooperate in international programmes based on the principle of reciprocity. Indian students can also seek admission to Mizan-Tepi University under the exchange programmes. The MoU will encourage the exchange of faculty, scholars, students, academic information and materials. This will, in turn, enhance research and educational processes in both universities.
According to Office of International Affairs (OIA) Director RP Dwivedi, “The universities have also agreed to promote the following exchange activities based on their respective academic and educational needs. These include the exchange of faculty and scholars (professors, lecturers, or researchers), students, periodical academic publications.”
Joint research programmes and conferences are also on the anvil, as well as other academic exchanges, OIA Assistant Director Rozy Dhanta said. Mizan Tepi University is a non-profit public university of higher education located in the large town of Mizan, Ethiopia.
Recognising the importance of international cooperation among universities across the world, Shoolini University has established a number of international collaborations and exchange agreements with major foreign universities. The OIA at Shoolini University handles cooperative activities with foreign universities and institutions of higher learning. This includes creating partnerships, facilitating student and faculty exchanges, as well as organising joint research collaborations. In addition, OIA offers administrative support to international students and visiting foreign faculty members so they can adapt to life in India smoothly.