Cornell University to Build Global Hub in India
ITHACA, NY (IANS) – Cornell University and the O.P. Jindal Global University have signed a Memorandum of Agreement, which will enable both the universities to build substantive partnerships and collaborations across all their schools and programs.
JGU has been working with Cornell as one of the centers for Cornell Global Hubs in India based on its valuable and long-standing partnership with Cornell in the field of Law, which is now expanding to other areas of mutual expertise and interest.
This year, Cornell University launched Cornell Global Hubs. Based in strategic locations worldwide, Global Hubs connect all of Cornell with strong international peer institutions and their communities, countries, and regions. Hubs are broad-reaching partnerships that combine research, learning, and engagement and bring together faculty, students, alumni, businesses, and the public and private sector. Hub’s partnerships are based on reciprocity. Faculty and students across the Global Hubs join a vibrant network of transnational research and educational opportunities, partnering with Cornell and other Hub’s locations.
An associate professor in the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Professor (Dr.) Sarah Besky is a cultural anthropologist specializing in labor and capitalism in the Himalayas. As faculty lead for Cornell’s India Global Hub, she said she looks forward to developing the Cornell-JGU partnership.
Cornell and JGU also aim to jointly organize conferences and workshops that promote sharing ideas among scholars, policymakers, and business leaders of India and the US. Further, the two institutions have also established mutual intent to explore opportunities to establish joint innovation and activities to promote collaboration and innovation between India and the US.