Jindal Global Law School signs 10 new MoUs in 6 countries to…
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), OP Jindal Global Institution of Eminence Deemed to be University (JGU), has expanded its international partnership by signing 10 new Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with top universities from six of the countries.
The new international collaborations have been concluded with leading universities in Canada, Italy, Peru, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. As part of its global ambition and commitment to providing its students with a global learning experience, the University has extended its reach to institutions in Peru and Taiwan, adding to its many collaborations in Canada , in Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States. WE. These partnerships are now part of the total of 40 collaborations concluded during the pandemic alone.
It should be noted that JGLS has established international collaborations with over 250 law schools/universities worldwide since its founding in 2009.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, JGLS has developed many new international opportunities that students can benefit from in the post-pandemic world. As JGLS prepares to welcome students back to campus, new programs have been added for international undergraduate, graduate, and graduate student mobility.
The list of new partner institutions is the Faculty of Law of the University of Calgary, Canada; University of the Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa, Italy; Faculty of Law, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru; Faculty of Law, National Chengchi University, Taiwan; Faculty of Law, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan; University of Edinburgh, UK; University of Nottingham, UK; American University Washington College of Law, American University; Drexel University, USA; Seattle University School of Law, University of Seattle.
The new MoUs create a range of opportunities for JGLS students. Partnerships with Seattle University School of Law and University of Calgary School of Law offer an accelerated Juris Doctor (JD) degree program that brings JGLS students closer to practicing law in the United States and in Canada, respectively. Student exchange programs with American University Washington College of Law and National Chengchi University (NCCU) College of Law in Taiwan provide a learning experience in a global setting.
JGLS is committed to providing a wide range of international perspectives through international mobility to create a truly global learning experience for students. Negotiations continue with new partners in Italy, Peru, Taiwan, UK and USA to develop student and faculty mobility and other unique collaborations such as joint clinics, collaborative courses , postgraduate degree programs for JGLS graduates, advanced degree arrangements for BA (Legal Program of Studies), language courses, research and internship opportunities focusing on emerging fields like law and technology.
During the difficult months of the pandemic, JGLS persevered and remained committed to providing international exposure for its students. A list of selected partners was created who were able to offer both long-term and short-term mobility options, keeping in mind health and safety concerns related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Around 40 students have explored student exchange options and more than 25 students have completed postgraduate programs at top institutions in Australia, the UK and the US since 2020 through partnership agreements .
JGLS has chosen to explore unique options with select partners like Bristol University and the City, University of London, to bring global classrooms to student homes by hosting the first short online courses taught collaboratively in niche areas of law such as alternative dispute resolution and business and human rights. In addition, JGLS organized an introductory course in Indian Commercial Law through its online platform for students from the University of Birmingham.
More than 100 students from JGLS and partner institutions benefited from the various online programs and had the opportunity to create a community through a virtual platform. All of these collaborations have resulted in deeper relationships between institutions in the form of joint research, graduate programs, and joint grant applications. As travel restrictions ease around the world, JGLS is optimistic about increasing the overall number of student mobility.
Prof. (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice-Chancellor, JGU and Founding Dean of Jindal Global Law School observed that ‘The ambition of the University is to deliver on the global education promise that she made to the students of our nation. Whenever JGU has reached out to partner institutions around the world, their affirmative response and commitment to jointly implement the proposed ideas is truly refreshing. This acceptance is a testament to our hard work and the realization of our dream of creating a world-class institution in India, a cause our nation stands for today.”
Professor (Dr) Sreejith SG, Executive Dean, JGLS, observed that “the school has used the ‘calm’ created by the pandemic to prepare for the post-pandemic world. Opportunities to recover all the learning opportunities that have been lost due to the monstrous presence of the pandemic have been made available to students when they physically return to the University”.
Ambassador Professor (Dr.) Mohan Kumar, Dean of the Office of International Affairs and Global Initiatives (IAGI) said, “The pandemic has by no means had a negative impact on the function of promoting the internationalization of the ‘University; rather, he moved to another level of function by adopting new strategies and approaches. Bravo to the collective spirit and teamwork of all members of JGU.’
Professor Malvika Seth, Associate Dean (International Collaborations), JGLS, added: “Over the past two years, students have had limited access to international programs due to uncertainties and restrictions due to the pandemic. However, our vision since the end of 2020 is to prepare for the post-Covid period and to welcome students with a greater number of partnerships than before. Our partners are delighted to have international students back on their campuses, as these types of mobility arrangements bring students together from around the world and create a thriving global dialogue, adding to campus life. Through our new collaborations, we continue to strengthen our ties with countries and top institutions around the world.’
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