As research and development becomes the driving force for economies, Amity University and Open University, UK come together for a joint research in the areas ofData Science, Space Science and Technology enhanced learning. RAPID 2020 (Research Action Plan In Development) held at Amity University Dubai resulted in signing of a promisingMOU between the two renowned Universities.
In a high delegation meeting, Dr. W Selvamurthy (President, Amity Science Technology and Innovation Foundation) and Professor Kevin Hetherington (Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research, Enterprise and Scholarship, The Open University) signed this MoU.Development of joint research activities,Development of joint teaching initiatives, Research projects for AU students at OU, Access to research libraries for students and faculty, Internships for students are some major highlights of this collaboration. Road ahead of this collaboration will observe centre of excellence at multiple locations.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Ajit K Chauhan (Deputy President, Amity Education Group) said “Amity has a demonstrated capacity of contributing to nation building through education and beyond. With this collaboration, Amity intends to lay foundation for accelerated and more efficient research action plan and teaching initiatives. We also foresee ignited young minds with the collaborative research projects.”
Dr Ian Forristal, Inaugural Director of Research & Enterprise, David Willett, Director of the Business Development Unit, Viren Patel, Director Corporate Sales,Prof. John Dominque, Director of Knowledge Media Institute, Dr. Bart Rienties, Professor,Learning Analytics at the Institute of Educational Technology were also present for the meeting amongst other delegates.
About Amity Education Group:- Amity Education Group is a leading education group, established twenty years ago, offering globally benchmarked education right from pre-school to Ph.D. level. With 150,000 students worldwide, Amity’s fast expanding network of globally benchmarked institutions has resulted in campuses at Dubai, Abu Dhabi, London, Singapore, New York, Mauritius, China, South Africa and Romania with further plans of establishing campuses in 25 countries. Amity’s focus on path-breaking innovations in science & technology and over 300 UG & PG programmes across various disciplines in education in a globally benchmarked infrastructure and record job offers to students have directly resulted in Amity institutes emerging as one of the most sought-after education destinations.