EURASIA: Strengthening Ties Between Universities in Europe and Asia
EURASIA project is part of Erasmus+ – Key Action 2 – “Capacity building in the field of higher education”, an important element in support of the strategic priorities of the EU Global Strategy 2016. It aims to strengthen the academic ties between higher-educational institutions (HEIs) in the “programme” countries (Bulgaria, Poland, France, Italy and UK) and four Universities in the two 2 “partner countries” (China and India). The project addresses the challenges of establishing, updating and modernizing curricula in European studies in a globalized world. EURASIA is an opportunity for capacity building of all the partner institutions based on shared ideas, the exchange of educational know-how and the development of resources, so empowering all stakeholders. The project activities involve the joint elaboration of original modules and courses on European studies, the development of appropriate methodologies and the creation of teaching and learning resources, including online material. The O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) is one of the two partner institutions from India in the EURASIA project (European Studies Revitalised Across Asian Universities).
Under this project, 10 courses in “European Studies” were developed by the JGU faculty member from Jindal Global Law School, Jindal Global Business School, Jindal School of International Affairs, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy, Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities and Jindal School of Journalism and Communication. The faculty members have received training under EURASIA project and mentored by the senior faculty members from the “programme” countries (Bulgaria, Poland, France, Italy and UK).
GLOBUS: Reconsidering European Contributions to Global Justice
JGU was selected as one of eight global partner institutions for the ‘Reconsidering European Contributions to Global Justice’ (GLOBUS) project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020, the world’s largest research programme. The University’s Centre for European Studies represented JGU on the project which critically assessed the EU’s impact on global justice. Involving researchers across institutions in Italy, Germany, Ireland, South Africa, Brazil, China and Norway, the €2.5 million project began in March 2016 and examined underlying political and structural challenges to global justice and provide in-depth knowledge on the EU’s role as a global actor within the fields of climate change, peace and security, asylum and migration, and trade and development. In order to ensure the broader impact of GLOBUS, the project involved decision makers at the global, EU and national levels, as well as representatives from European and international organisations and NGOs, in addition to the research groups.