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King’s partners with JNU India09 Dec 2008, PR 261/08
King's College London and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi, India have signed a partnership agreement to develop joint research links and a strong student exchange scheme.
The partnership between the two institutions will initially focus on the fields of comparative world history, global cultural and literary studies, and international relations, with other areas to follow.
The two universities will start to exchange PhD students from the 2009-10 academic year. King's College London faculty will also contribute courses to JNU's MA and MPhil programmes, and the London university will host a number of visiting academics from JNU over the coming years.
The two institutions are also planning to develop a collaborative research programme to compare the history of early modern India and Europe, and want to develop a joint conceptual framework to think about global cultural exchange. The programme will include a series of joint workshops which will be held in 2009 and 2010 in London and Delhi.
Professor Keith Hoggart, Vice Principal of King’s College London said: ‘I am delighted about the new partnership between King’s and JNU, which will open up a wealth of opportunity for students and researchers at both institutions. Not only are the two universities distinguished academic institutions in their respective countries, they also share common values and a dedication to the advancement of knowledge, learning and understanding in the service of society. Our close collaboration will further the international exchange and transfer of knowledge and be of benefit to students, faculty and society at large.’
JNU has become King's College London's fourth major global strategic partner, following existing college-wide links with University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, National University of Singapore and Hong Kong University.
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King's College London
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King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, social sciences, the health sciences, natural sciences and engineering, and has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA. It is the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe and is home to five Medical Research Council Centres, a total unsurpassed by any other university.
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