GUWAHATI, June 13 - University of Leeds, UK and Royal Global University (RGU) today discussed in depth the possibilities of signing a memorandum understanding (MoU) for the purpose of student exchange, enhancing teaching, learning and research experience of students and faculty of both the institutions and facilitating joint collaborative research works between students, faculty and staff of the two institutions.
Prof Leon Black and Dr Salim Barbhuiya from University of Leeds interacted with Vice Chancellor Prof SP Singh, Prof AK Buragohain, Ankur Pansari, Prof B Banerjee and other faculty of RGU, according to a press release issued by RGU, where the discussion was held.
Prof Black opined that the world being a global entity today, internationalisation is the need of the hour to exchange knowledge and break academic boundaries. Academic barriers of yore like authors citing own-country authors in research work, etc., need to change and international research needs newer avenues and exchange of global ideas.
He further said that an MoU plays an important academic role in mutually benefitting both institutions where the confluence of cultures, heritage, language and ideas creates a pathway for the world library.
RGU VC Prof Singh said that the North East being naturally blessed with a diverse biodiversity and cultures, an MoU can further strengthen the respect, bond and responsibility to hand-hold each other to newer academic heights. Talented students can reap benefits from exposure in the UK imbibing and implementing their new knowledge in various platforms.
Prof Buragohain said various Commonwealth and government schemes can be explored to have international students in campus pursuing in different departments to start teaching-learning at various levels and the North East can facilitate in this area.