International Relations at Marwadi University
The vision of Marwadi University is to be a leading centre of academic & research excellence in India and the world since we believe we are living in the age of globalization. Globalization essentially means that new technologies are constantly changing both economy and education. For Marwadi University, internationalization is identified as one of the most important strategic objectives for institutional development.
MU’s vision & its objective of internationalization makes it vital that students and staff internationalize all their intellectual capacities. With this in focus, all members of the MU community encourage fostering of an environment of active research, teaching and other interactions on a regular basis with academicians and intellectuals from across the globe. By doing so, MU is looking forward to obtain and exchange the cutting-edge knowledge & skills required to serve the best interests of the academic community across the globe.
At MU, international academic cooperation is one of the tools to best serve the above purpose of convergence of knowledge, skills and culture in global context. Also, international cooperation promote MU’s public image and its visibility within the global academic scientific community and highlighting itself in the global education market. For MU International Academic, cooperation is also a means for enhancing and fostering an international atmosphere at our campus, thus promoting personal growth, tolerance and understanding of global responsibility among university stakeholders.
To accomplish its international strategic goals, MU signs agreements with various International Universities and Colleges to organize Students & Faculty Exchange Programmes for various Faculties and Departments therein.
For the same, MU has set up International Relations Office (IRO) with the purpose to promote and facilitate international academic engagements of MU.
This Desk works in collaboration with all Faculties and Departments under MU and acts at a key point for all internationally & strategically important crucial engagements with universities abroad.
International Relations Desk caters to:
- Initiating talks & establishing relations with international academic and/or research institutions and similar bodies.
- Collaborating with International Universities & Agencies and organize visits of their subject experts & students.
- Documentation of Agreements and MoU with International Universities and Companies
- Facilitating unilateral as well as bilateral Student and Faculty exchange programmes.
- Coordinate visits of MU Faculties and students abroad helping them make most of such visits
- Provide guidance and process their necessary academic & financial agreements for International visits
- Counseling students and faculties at MU about international Study and Research Grants, Schemes, Scholarships, etc.
International Programs in 2017
On 15th September, MU joined hands with EURAXESS India to promote European Research Day, encouraging Research & Development initiatives in Gujarat and Western India
European Research Day
Engineering Day Celebration with EURAXESS India at MU campus:
EURAXESS India Officer Ms. Ainhitze Bizkarralegorra Bravo, Country Representative, EURAXESS India with Dr. Shreejata Gupta EURAXESS Science Slam India finalist 2015 & Erasmus Mundus alumni visited MU and encouraged students to join EURAXESS and participate in Science Slam completion.
A group of 16 students and one professor comprising of Mechanical, Computer, Information Technology and Automobile Engineering visited Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
A group of 11 students and one professor comprising of Electrical, Mechanical, Environmental and Chemical Engineering students visited Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Goodwill Consular Visits
Mr. Andrzej Stuczynski, Economic Section, Embassy of the Republic of Poland in New Delhi addressing MU students on Engineering Day celebrations at MU. He encouraged students to see Poland as a land of opportunities for higher education as well as research
Dr. Sandrine Maximilien, Attachée for Academic, Scientific & Technological Cooperation French Embassy in India – Mumbai – addressing MU students on Engineering Day celebrations at MU. He encouraged students to see France as a promising & favorable country for higher education as well as research
Who to reach out to?
About Mr. Colin Roberts
At the International Relations Department of Marwadi University, Mr. Colin Roberts is engaged in initiating dialogue & establishing linkages of Faculties of Engineering-Technology, Architecture, Law and Management at MU with Foreign Colleges & Universities; facilitating International Exchange Programs for students & faculties.
Under Erasmus+’s Training Mobility, he has received training for International Office operations at Wroclaw University of Science & Technology, Poland. He is now involved in facilitating international collaborative activities at MU.
With a special interest in Cross-Cultural Management, he is also a Certified Learning & Development Manager and Certified Psychometric Testing Professional.
He has a diverse local & international work experience of 15 years of which 6+ years have been in the Education-Academia sector and the rest in BPO, Retail and Charity sectors.
Bilateral Summer Schools, Exchange Programs and University Partnerships.