Harvard University is one of the most prestigious universities in the world. It has decided to set up its international offices in India, China and South Africa. The aim of setting these up is to foster the research and academic work in these countries.
The college newspaper named The Harvard Crimson in the report said the School of Public Health is to open an office in Mumbai and the university has sent for the approval to be obtained by the Indian Government.
Also international offices have been set up in Cape Town and Beijing. The process to initiate these offices has already begun. The vice-provost for International Affairs Jorge I Dominguez said that the office to be set up in India is in the earliest stage of development.
The university hopes that the Indian government will give their assent this summer.
The office in Cape Town is hoped to be set up by the Center for African Studies by the end of 2015 or early 2016.This office will operate as an 'engaging space' for the students and faculty. Also its aim is to suffer the broader community of Africa.
There is already one office of the Harvard in Shangai that has a conference venue. It also provides internships to the undergraduates. The office that is to be set up in Beijing will be connected to this existing one in Shangai.
The offices that aim to be propagate the research and academic word would be congregating with many other offices of Harvard.
Some of the offices of Harvard are Latin America-based offices of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Business School locations across Asia and the recently-opened Medical School research centre in Dubai. There are a total of 16 such offices.
The president of the Harvard University Drew Faust has been visiting India and China to strengthen the University's international presence.