Agreement to strengthen ties with Indian university

A memorandum of understanding between the University of Windsor and the Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management will broaden global contacts and build partnerships for both schools, says Diana Kao, UWindsor associate vice-provost, international.

A delegation from the school, located in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, visited the UWindsor campus in April. The visit culminated in a ceremony to mark a formal agreement to seek opportunities for cooperation, including faculty and student exchange and research collaborations.

“Their faculty members have very similar strengths to ours,” says Dr. Kao. “There is the basis for a great relationship in engineering and business, as well as life sciences and biotechnology.”

She said the group toured chemistry labs, the Leddy Library, and the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, but members were most impressed with the newest building on campus: the Centre for Engineering Innovation.