JGU invited to join Worldwide Universities Network

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March 2024

JGU invited to join Worldwide Universities Network

O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) is invited to join the membership of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), a highly selective network of 24 research-intensive universities around the world. JGU will be the first university from India and South Asia to join the prestigious grouping.

As part of the WUN, JGU and member universities will work with a particular focus to address and ‘tackle sustainable development challenges. This is a step in the right direction towards promoting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by progressively undertaking collaborative research activities to meet them in consonance with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The NEP 2020 is aligned with the aspirational goals of 21st-century education and the SDGs, which allows academic institutions to innovate and set a vision to fulfil their targets.

WUN fosters international research collaborations to study and address problems of global significance and provides support for early career researchers through the research development fund to work on the overarching themes of sustainable development. The Research Mobility Program of the WUN also provides opportunities for postgraduate and postdoctoral students to broaden their professional networks and gain specialised experience in an international context. At undergraduate level, WUN promotes initiatives that bring students from multiple partner universities together for shared research experience, such as the WUN Summer School.