Spain's Alliance 4 Universities to Collaborate With Indian Universities and Research Centres

By Alianza 4 Universidades a-4u, PRNE
Saturday, November 20, 2010

BARCELONA, November 22, 2010 - On November 24, the Alliance 4 Universities (A-4U) will sign a series of
agreements with universities and research centres in India to promote
exchanges of students, lecturers and researchers. The A4U will set up
collaborative agreements with Indian institutions in the areas of
engineering, technology, biological sciences, economics and the humanities.
These agreements will allow Spanish students to complete their education in
Indian universities, and vice-versa. It will also promote mobility among
lecturers and will facilitate collaboration on research projects between
specialists from both countries.

The agreements will be signed in a public ceremony at the headquarters of
the Cervantes Institute in New Delhi on the 24th at 11 a.m. The ceremony will
be attended by chancellors and vice-chancellors from the A-4U institutions
(Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Universidad Carlos III, Universitat Autonoma
de Barcelona
and Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and delegations from the Indian
institutions involved. Also in attendance will be the Spanish Ambassador to
India, Ion de la Riva, the Embassy's economic and trade office advisor,
Teresa Solbes, and the director of the Cervantes Institute of New Delhi,
Oscar Pujol.

One of the A-4U's objectives is to expand the teaching and research
activities of the alliance's institutions internationally. In this regard,
India is a strategic area for the internationalisation of Spanish
universities. The agreements to be signed in New Delhi will lay the
groundwork for academic and scientific collaboration between the A-4U
universities and their Indian partners. There will be seven agreements with
the following Indian institutions:

    - The Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore
    - International Institute of Information Technology in Bangalore
    - Indian Institute of Foreign Trade of India
    - Birla Institute of Management Technology
    - Consortium of National Institutes of Technology of India (Co-NIT)
    - Jaypee Education System
    - Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore

Between November 22 and 27, the A-4U delegation will also be visiting the
universities and research centres in New Delhi and Greater Noida, with which
it will set up the new agreements. This trip will also serve to introduce the
A-4U's academic programmes to Indian students.

    For more information contact:
    Olga Belova
    International Relations Officer

For more information contact: Olga Belova, International Relations Officer, coordinacion at, Tel: +34-679-203-596

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