Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Union Minister for Education inaugurated the global conference on “Reimagining and Transforming the University: Confluence of Ideas during and Beyond the COVID-19 Disruption” hosted by O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) and International Institute for Higher Education Research and Capacity Building (IIHEd) on 6th and 7th August 2020.
The conference was presented in partnership with Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universities, Laspau (A Harvard University affiliated network), the STAR Scholars Network, Qatar Foundation.
Theme of the Conference:
i.Around 20 themes were discussed across the sessions which were designed to understand the required transformation in the universities.
ii.The themes includes
- The Future of Universities in Asia
- Women’s Leadership at the University
- The Future of Internationalization: Implications for India
- Digital Transformation of Higher Education, Diversity, Inclusion
- Social Justice as the University Mission
- Educational Leadership, Institutional Resilience and Innovative Initiatives
i.The conference provided a platform to discuss to reimagine and transform the idea of university that will impact the lives of the students, academics and nations all across the globe.
ii.The conference provided opportunities for India to interact with the accomplished and experienced speakers from leading universities around the world.
iii.This conference was concluded with a Valedictory Session with Founder’s Day Lecture by Professor Richard Levin, President Emeritus, Yale University to honour Shri O.P. Jindal.
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About Ministry of Education:
Union Minister– Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’
Minister of State– Sanjay Dhotre