IIM Indore Forges Two New Collaborations To Strengthen Global Partnerships

IIM Indore Forges Two New Collaborations To Strengthen Global Partnerships

Reto Steiner emphasised the importance of international collaboration in higher education.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Thursday, May 16, 2024, 11:59 AM IST
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Indore (Madhya Pradesh): Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM Indore) has signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with international institutions, marking a significant move in its pursuit of academic excellence and global engagement.

"These new collaborations underscore the institute's commitment to nurturing cross-cultural understanding, promoting collaborative research, and providing transformative learning experiences for its students and faculty," a press release issued by IIM Indore said.

The first MoU was linked with ZHAW School of Management and Law (ZHAW SML), a leading institution in business and law education based in Switzerland. This partnership, signed by Prof Himanshu Rai, director, IIM Indore, and Prof Reto Steiner, dean and managing director of ZHAW SML, represents an opportunity for both institutions to exchange academic staff and students, engage in joint research endeavours, and explore the development of joint programmes.

Rai expressed his enthusiasm, stating, "This partnership with ZHAW SML reflects our shared commitment to academic excellence and innovation. By leveraging each other's strengths and resources, we aim to create impactful learning experiences for our students and foster cross-cultural understanding between India and Switzerland." This presents a unique opportunity for IIM Indore to integrate legal perspectives into management education, fostering a holistic understanding of business practices and preparing students to navigate complex legal and regulatory environments effectively, he added.

Reto Steiner also emphasised the importance of international collaboration in higher education. He stated, "ZHAW SML is proud to partner with IIM Indore, a renowned institution with a Triple Crown Accreditation and a rich history of academic excellence. Together, we aim to create opportunities for students and faculty to engage in collaborative research and experiential learning initiatives, strengthening the education ties between India and Switzerland."

The second MoU was signed with UBI Business School, Brussels, an institution dedicated to providing students with a transformative learning experience in the field of business education.

This partnership, signed by Rai and Joshua Lim, managing director of UBI Business School, signifies a shared commitment to promoting academic exchange, joint research, and the exploration of joint programmes.

Commenting on the partnership, Rai stated, "Our collaboration with UBI Business School aligns perfectly with our mission to provide students with a global perspective and prepare them to excel in today's dynamic business landscape. Together, we aim to create synergies between our institutions that will enhance the educational experience and prepare students to become future leaders in the global marketplace."

Joshua Lim emphasised the mutual benefits of the collaboration, stating, "UBI Business School is excited to partner with IIM Indore, an institution known for its academic excellence and industry relevance. This partnership will provide students with valuable opportunities for cross-cultural exchange and collaborative research, enriching their educational experience and preparing them for success in the global business arena.

Rai further emphasised IIM Indore's strategic approach to expanding internationally, stating, "In an increasingly interconnected world, it is imperative for institutions like ours to forge strong international partnerships. By collaborating with esteemed institutions like ZHAW SML and UBI Business School, we not only enhance our global presence but also ensure that our education remains contextually relevant and aligned with the demands of the modern business landscape. Through faculty exchanges, joint research initiatives, and the development of joint programmes, we aim to provide our students with world-class education that prepares them to tackle complex global challenges and thrive in diverse professional environments. This collaborative approach not only enriches the academic experience for our students but also fosters a culture of continuous learning and innovation among our faculty members.

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