US based Indiana University has announced to start its first international gateway office in Gurgaon. The new gateway will most likely start functioning from February 27. It will serve as a home base for the universitys activities in India, and it will support scholarly research and teaching, international study and distance learning, business partnerships and alumni events.
According to President of Indiana University Michael A. McRobbie, The new officewhich will be the first of many such international gatewayswill enable us to accelerate academic activities and partnerships in this increasingly important area of the world. The IU Gateway-India office will occupy one floor of the Gurgaon campus of the American Institute of Indian Studies, an NGO run by a consortium of U.S. colleges and universities that includes IU.
According to a report, Indian institutions with which IU is currently affiliated include: OP Jindal Global University, University of Hyderabad, IIM Lucknow, IIM Rohtak, Administrative Staff College of India, University of Pune, Confederation of Indian Industry, Elite School of Optometry, and SHODH: Institute for Research and Development.
McRobbie said, We have also attracted a large number of international students from India, with nearly 1,000 Indian students currently studying at IU. The physical presence established through the IU Gateway enables us to better serve these students, deepen and expand our institutional partnerships, and create a platform for further research, study abroad and international collaboration.