Source: www.indiaeducationdiary.in via PwC – EdLive
The Shiv Nadar University (SNU) announced its partnership with the Duke University, a North Carolina-based top ranked global research university. The alliance will pave the way for collaboration between SNU, its various schools and the Duke University to establish a broad framework for collaborative academic programmes and experiential learning opportunities for the faculty and students of both universities. The SNU and Duke University under the aegis of Duke’s globally renowned ‘Talent Identification Programme (TIP)’ will further collaborate on the development and implementation of educational activities for academically talented students in India.
The universities will collaborate in establishing teaching and research programmes for the benefit of both the universities. The scope of partnership includes development of student exchange agreements, development of faculty exchange agreements, development of joint teaching programme and development joint research programmes and centres. Duke will also assist SNU in institutional development activities including assistance in curricula development; faculty recruitment and development; identifying and implementing best practices in university administration and other forms of institutional development. A core team comprising key people from both universities will support the initiatives and assist in the development and implementation. The alliance will also expand the activities of the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) in India through collaborative initiatives. Established in 1980, the Duke TIP is a world leader in identifying and providing innovative programmes to academically talented youth globally. Through identification, recognition, challenging educational programmes, information, advocacy and research, Duke TIP provides resources for gifted elementary, middle and high school students, their parents, educators, and schools for the development of the students’ optimal educational potential. In addition to the development of educational activities for talented students in India, the alliance will further provide assistance to the SNU School of Education to help develop curriculum for the programme.