Building on its rich and continuously evolving legacy of global collaborations, the Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM Indore) proudly announces yet another transformative alliance with FH Münster, Germany. IIM Indore’s Director, Prof. Himanshu Rai, and Prof. Frank Dellmann, President of FH Münster, along with Prof. Michael Dirksen, Vice Dean of Münster School of Business, signed the MoU.
Prof. Himanshu Rai expressed his delight, stating, “This association marks a significant milestone in our journey of global alliances. We are happy to embark on this path with FH Münster, fostering a dynamic exchange of academic expertise, student engagement, and collaborative research opportunities. It aligns perfectly with our vision of cultivating globally competent students and socially conscious leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs with worldwide exposure.” International experience lays the foundation for comprehensive learning. Our collaboration with FH Münster encompasses faculty and student exchanges, joint research ventures, and the exploration of dual-degree programmes, he said. “This MoU focuses on offering diverse perspectives to our students, raising an environment of innovative thinking and cross-cultural enrichment”, he added.
The leadership at FH Münster expressed delight in joining hands with IIM Indore. During an interaction with Prof. Rai at a conference held in Lyon, their academic team was captivated by IIM Indore’s comprehensive courses and myriad enriching activities. They found a perfect alignment between IIM Indore’s offerings and their vision to empower their students with similar enriching experiences. This connection sparked the initiative to collaborate, aiming to adopt a shared culture of holistic education and innovative learning experiences. They mentioned that their programme, founded in 1981, emphasizes international exposure, dual-degree opportunities, and a robust academic curriculum. In line with this, we are excited to collaborate with IIM Indore, aiming to facilitate student exchanges between our Business Administration Programme and the Master’s Programme in International Marketing and Sales at FH Münster and IIM Indore’s IPM students, they said.
The MoU emphasizes exchanges of academic staff and students, inviting scholars to participate in various academic activities and exploring the feasibility of extending the study programme for IIM Indore’s Integrated Programme in Management. The collaboration also aims to facilitate joint research initiatives, exchange of experiences, educational data, and exploration of joint programmes and dual degrees.
In the past five years alone, IIM Indore has inked international MoUs institutions across the globe, including institutes from Belgium, Italy, Nepal, Russia, USA, United Kingdom, France, UAE, Ireland, Scotland, Taiwan, Egypt, and Hong Kong. Notably, IIM Indore’s collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences HTWG Konstanz, Germany, was the first partnership with a German institution (2020), and the recent MoU with FH Münster, Germany, stands as the second. These alliances signify our commitment to global academic excellence, and we aim to broaden our international reach further and come up with more impactful collaborations in the near future.
About FH Münster: Founded in 1971, FH Münster emerged from the consolidation of state and private construction and engineering schools alongside vocational training institutions. Initially hosting around 2,300 students, it has burgeoned to over 15,000 learners enrolled in a diverse array of over 100 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. With an in-house doctoral college and 110 cooperative doctoral candidates, FH Münster champions a practice-oriented, international, and interdisciplinary approach. Its commitment to translating theoretical knowledge into practical applications has propelled it to become one of Germany’s largest and most successful universities of applied sciences.