PUNE: The ISB and SMU are two of the most well renowned management studies institutes in the entire world. In a great news for the students, these two have decided to come together in the form of a collaboration.
In order to collaborate, share practices and leverage each other's expertise, The Indian School of business (ISB) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Singapore Management University (SMU). The MOU was signed by Rajendra Srivastava, dean of marketing strategy and innovation, ISB and around de Meyer, President, SMU and faculty and senior management staff of ISB. ISB said in a statement that the partnership will permit both the institutions to contribute to industry and academic developments in India, Singapore and the Asia pacific region.
The statement said by Srivastav, 'We see huge potential in connecting with SMU and working towards a stronger, mutually beneficial, institutional connection to develop expertise and insights on Asian and emerging markets that will be of enormous value to the world at large.'
Through the agreement, ISB and SMU will collaborate to develop new thinking and practices in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship, and design new joint programmes. The collaboration is for an initial period of five years between the ISB and SMU commencing April 15, 2016.
On the research front, the two institutions will consider opportunities for faculty, post-doctoral and doctoral students to organise and attend research workshops and seminars on topics of joint interest, and make available research assistance on projects in research centres at both the institutions. Both parties will explore conducting faculty, students exchange programmes, international research, seminars and conferences, library for exchange students, involvement of students in co-curricular activities at the partner institutions.