Carleton University has established partnerships with two Indian universities for the benefit of furthering academic development and research.
Roseann O'Reilly Runte, president, Carleton University, who is in India [ Images ], signed a memorandum of understanding on renewable energy and aerospace engineering with the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Delhi [ Images ], and another on business management with the Jindal Global University, Haryana.
"These agreements target specific areas of strength for the partner institutions and provide a framework for exchanges of faculty and students for joint research projects, academic exchanges and collaborative programmes," her office said in a statement from Ottawa.
Before leaving for Delhi, Runte had told India Abroad that she would address several forums in India, including students at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani, Rajasthan [ Images ] and their Hyderabad campus, in which she would outline the need for interdisciplinary thinking and an international team of researchers, as well as the role of post-secondary education in addressing the challenges and opportunities presented by an increasingly global world.
Meanwhile, back home, Carleton University's newly created Canada [ Images ]-India Center is gearing up for two international summits. The first, the Canada-India Innovation Summit, in association with the International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada, will take place May 9 to 13 to discuss innovation strategies in key sectors of interest for Canada and India. It will feature Sam Pitroda [ Images ].
For the second event, the university is liaising with the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute. "We are cooperating with them on organising a big education summit between June 17 and 18," said Runte. "It will be co-sponsored by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, department of foreign affairs and international trade and the Indian high commission. The Canada-India Education Summit will focus on a dialogue between vice chancellors from India and Canadian university executives on issues surrounding leadership and strategies for higher education," she added.
Image: Roseann O'Reilly Runte, president, Carleton University