`The Harmony Project': UoH selected for prestigious European Commission programme

University of Hyderabad (UoH) has achieved a rare feat after it was selected for a prestigious European Commission project for its internationalization strategy.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  1 Jun 2021 8:09 AM GMT
`The Harmony Project: UoH selected for prestigious European Commission programme

Hyderabad: University of Hyderabad (UoH) has achieved a rare feat after it was selected for a prestigious European Commission project for its internationalization strategy.

Titled `The Harmony Project', it seeks to build capacities in each of the partner institutions to promote and improve access to its academic programmes for international students. The project is a part of seven-countries initiative led by the University of Zaragoza, Spain, and the European Policy Development and Research Institute, Slovenia.

Called, `Internationalization and Virtual Exchange: Borderless between EU and Asian Countries', the project involves institutions in Bulgaria, Lithuania, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and India. From India, the Vellore Institute of Technology and the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies will also participate.

University's share in the grants will be Rs.67 lakhs for the three-year. The project will be launched officially in January 2021.

Coordinated by Prof. N. Siva Kumar, Director of UoH's Office of International Affairs, the members of the team include Prof. Vinod Pavarala, Prof. J. Prabhakar Rao, Prof. Aparna Rayaprol, Prof. R. Siva Prasad, and Dr. S. Shaji.

Internationalization is one of the key goals of the University's Institution of Eminence (IoE) mandate. "Being a part of such an extensive European project will help us considerably in moving towards our IoE goal of greater internationalization, and I am delighted that UoH has been selected for Harmony," said Prof Appa Rao Podile, Vice-Chancellor of UOH.

Several foreign nationals are pursuing Masters and Doctoral programmes in the university. Students from North American and Europe also join short-term academic stints lasting from a few weeks to a full semester.

The university has also signed several MoUs with highly ranked international universities across the globe that facilitate the exchange of students and faculties. It has already initiated MoUs with some Universities that are in the global top 100 in the QS ranking. The University is currently working towards a blueprint for Joint Degree Programmes in the Ph.D., which will also enable better internationalization.


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