Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sikkim University represented in China Forum of Global Studies at Shanghai University

GANGTOK, 21 June:The 2011 meeting was hosted by Shanghai University on June 17-18. It followed the "China Forum on Global Studies" which was held at the same venue on June 16-17.
The Sikkim University is in the steering committee of 2011 consortium which seeks to facilitate collaboration in teaching, research and student and faculty exchange. SU was represented at the meet by its Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mahendra P Lama.

The Global Studies Consortium meet decided to strengthen the exchange of students on various global studies programmes both on a credit transfer and dual degree basis. Arizona and Pennsylvania University offered this on an immediate basis while Sikkim University and the University in Denmark will take time to undertake such ventures, the release informs.
While University of California along with Sophia University of Japan took the responsibility of looking into the curricula, Moscow University will produce the ‘Encyclopedia of Global Studies’ and Royal Management Institute of Technology, Melbourne, will host the next Global Studies Consortium meeting in 2013, the release informs.

The Consortium meeting was preceded by two days of discussions on “Emerging Societies and Global Reordering” organized by China Forum of Global Studies at Shanghai University, China.
Prof Lama presented a paper on “New Regionalism and Economic Integration in South Asia: Repositioning China and India” which, the release states, inspired a good degree of discussion. The VC also informed the meet of how the School of Global Studies at SU was a first of its kind in India.

This Consortium has representations from the universities in Asia, Europe, Pacific region, Africa and the USA.

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