- MoU focuses on conducting study tours for the students from both institutions
- IIM Indore and AUC will explore opportunities for offering joint programmes and research
- The partnership aims at strengthening the relationship between Egypt and India
IIM Indore has further expanded its international footprint and now signed its first MoU in Egypt. The institute has partnered with the American University in Cairo (AUC) to promote cooperation between academic members, students, and research groups. Prof. Himanshu Rai, Director, IIM Indore, and Prof. Ehab Abdel Rahman, Provost, AUC, signed the MoU on September 13, 2022.
Sharing delight over signing the MoU, Prof. Rai noted that this is the first collaboration in Egypt. The institute now has partnerships with over 40+ institutes in 18 nations across the globe. ‘We at IIM Indore aim to remain contextually relevant and offer world-class academics to our students who develop into socially conscious leaders and managers. This is in line with AUC’s mission to build a culture of leadership, lifelong learning, continuing education, and serving among its graduates, and its dedication to making significant contributions to the nation and the international community in diverse fields’, he said. This association intends to promote and encourage the exchange of academic staff and students and invite scholars to participate in joint research and field of common interest. ‘We look forward to exploring potential joint programmes that allow the students at both ends to learn and understand the cultures of both nations, thereby strengthening India’s association with Egypt. The partnership also emphasizes conducting activities like study tours, exhibitions, lectures, conferences, symposia, and workshops that augment students’ skills and enhance their learning experience.
Prof. Rahman noted that IIM Indore is one of the premier business schools in India, with a Triple Crown Accreditation. ‘We are happy to sign an MoU with IIM Indore, one of the top-ranked institutes in India with three prestigious institutions. This alliance would help our students and faculty members in visiting India, giving them insights into their culture and gaining experience from the rich history and robustly designed education system’, he said. He added that the association includes an exchange of research and educational data to be used for education and training purposes. ‘India is known for its ethos, values, morals, and education. While our students will be exposed to the latest managerial practices in India through IIM Indore’s exchange programme; our faculty will get a platform to collaborate with IIM Indore’s faculty and work on joint research that aims at contributing to both nations. We at AUC focus on excellence, diversity, social responsibility, integrity, and lifelong learning. Joining forces with IIM Indore will enable us to stay firm on our values and create an opportunity for our students to grow at personal and professional levels, he said.
The MoU will be valid for five years.
About AUC: Founded in 1919, AUC is a leading English-language, U.S.-accredited institution of higher education. It is known as the center of the intellectual, social, and cultural life of the Arab world. Its diverse community of students, faculty, alumni, trustees and generous supporters represents more than 60 countries.