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NTU to partner with India's top university

Nottingham Trent University has signed an memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Panjab University, one of the oldest and top universities in India.

The MOU marks the beginning of a global partnership which will include research collaborations, faculty and student exchange visits, joint conferences, workshops and schools, and the development of joint academic and research programmes.

Nottingham Law School, through its Centre for Conflict, Rights and Justice, will give students from the Centre for Human Rights and Duties at Panjab University the opportunity to join the popular NLS European Summer School programme. A number of PhD students will also be invited to spend a term at Nottingham Law School.

Opportunities also exist for future collaboration, including and student and staff exchanges, between Nottingham Trent University’s School of Art & Design and the University Institute of Fashion Technology at Panjab University.

Nottingham Trent University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Edward Peck, accompanied by Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nigel Healey, travelled to Chandigarh, India, to sign the MOU in conjunction with Professor Arun Kumar Grover, Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University.

Professor Edward Peck said: “Nottingham Trent University and Panjab University share three characteristics. Both are leading universities in important international cities. Both are comprehensive universities with a commitment to teaching and research excellence. And both are committed to actively engaging with our cities to support their economic and social development.

“In addition, our cities are united by strong historical bonds and many of Nottingham’s most successful and influential business people retain their family roots in Panjab. Nottingham Trent University is delighted to be playing its part in further strengthening the relationship between our two great cities.”

Professor Arun Grover said: “I am delighted that we have taken another step to strengthen our growing relationship with academic institutions in Nottingham. Today we have signed an important memorandum of understanding with Nottingham Trent University. This adds to our memorandum of understanding with the University of Nottingham. These memoranda stand blessed by Nottingham City Council and the Union Territory (of Chandigarh) and are supported by the British Council and the British Deputy High Commissioner in Chandigarh.”

Professor Nigel Healey added: “The memorandum of cooperation commits Nottingham Trent University and Panjab University, the leading institution in northern India, to cooperate ever more closely in teaching and research, as an integral part of the growing political, business and educational partnership between Nottingham and Chandigarh.”