India Initiative to Strengthen International University Partnerships
FAU launched the India Initiative in 2010 designed to canvas university-wide interest and capacity to promote academic partnerships with universities in India. FAU was one of ten universities and colleges in the U.S. selected to participate in a pilot project supported by the IIE International Academic Partnership Program. A university India Task Force was named and met met over the summer and fall 2010 to create an inventory of current activities and to identify goals for new ties to Indian institutions. FAU received advice and assistance from IAPP to locate potential partner schools in India, and Dr. Catherine Meschievitz attended a Study Tour in India in November 2010.
A final report on the work of the Task Force was submitted to IIE in January 2011. Since then faculty and OIP have continued to explore more contacts in India. FAU also hosted a campus visit of the India Consul General from Houston in March 2011. FAU further joined the USIEF Chennai and Southern India office for a year (through April 2012) to extend contacts in India for students who wish to study in the USA.
In November 2011 Dr. Meschievitz and Prof. Somnath Bhattacharya of the College of Business traveled to India to visit two leading business schools in India (in Mumbai and Manipal). Dr. Bhattacharya also visit a business school in Kolkata and Dr. Meschievitz traveled to Bangalore to participate in an IIE sponsored Indian student recruitment fair. A trip report on this most recent trip can be found below. Followup activites are proceeding.
Archived Information: Click on the title to bring up a PDF file of the noted article or document.
India Task Force Members click here (members from the 2010-2011 TF)
This site will also be a repository of articles of interest to the India Initiative. Click on the title to bring up a PDF file of the noted article or document.
FAU Planning Worksheet Aug 2010
FAU Planning Mentor Review
Open Forum Notes from April 28, 2010
IAPP India 2010 Strategic Planning Worksheet
Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF)
Granting agency to promote science and technology activities between the US and India
FAU India Task Force Meeting June 21, 2010 Notes
India Courses at FAU (draft list June 2010)
Federal Funding for International Research and Education