The outlook of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has always been to be a Global University of International repute while repeatedly stressing and realizing the great need for developing sustainable linkages with leading Universities & Institutions across the globe in the field of Higher Education and Research.
Internationalization is a key area of continuous emphasis at JGU where it forms the basic nucleus of the University’s vision along with the Social & Public Service. The Office of International Affairs & Global Initiatives (IAGI) was established at JGU in early 2017 with the objective of institutionalising the internationalisation of the University towards a truly global university with widespread opportunities for its students and faculty members in terms of students and staff exchange with partner Universities; joint teaching opportunities for faculty members; collaborative research activities with joint projects & publications, joint seminars, conferences & workshops to name a few.
IAGI Office continuously aims to institutionalize, streamline and standardize the processes of JGU’s global outreach and expansion. The Office has two streams of its operation: outbound team and inbound team with a dedicated focus on creating international opportunities as mentioned above for JGU faculty and students and preparing JGU to receive much larger number of foreign students, respectively.
Internationalization constitutes a cornerstone of JGU’s core vision, since very early on in its history. The University is indeed proud of its extensive partner network across the globe, with student and staff mobility and joint teaching, research, conferences and executive education being the tangible outcomes resulting from these partnerships.
Moving forward, our aim is to ensure that these cooperative arrangements significantly enhance the profile of Indian higher education as a promising realm of opportunities for students and scholars from around the world. JGU has more than 200 institutional partnerships across the world in more than 50 countries worldwide. Out of these partnerships, many are university level partnerships open to all the schools.
We believe strongly that internationalization begins at home. In its young life so far, JGU has attracted full-time students from South Asia, various parts of Africa, Tibet, Korea and Brazil, among others, studying to obtain degrees from seven Schools respectively. Our faculties mirror the diversity in the student body with 22 percent of our faculty members hailing from countries other than India.