Countries should understand cultures in global economics: Wearden

Dean of College of Communication and Information, Kent State University, Ohio, Stanley T Wearden recently visited the country. During his visit he highlighted that diversity and a global classroom may not be the exclusive privilege of the B-schools any longer. Universities across the world are responding to the demands of a new academic year.

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"It is critical for the countries to understand other cultures in a global economy," says Stanley T Wearden, Dean of College of Communication and Information, Kent State University, Ohio. The dean, initiated the possibilities of faculty and student exchanges as well as study abroad opportunities for both American and Indian students. As to why such exchange programmes along with student mobility initiatives are becoming important, he stated "in the field of journalism, especially, it is imperative to have a richer empathy for other cultures. Also, in this field, it is critical that we understand each other."

Four academic programmes united in July 2002 to establish College of Communication and Information at Kent State university. The schools of communication studies, journalism and mass communication, library and information science and visual communication design joined hands to create one college to impart learning and to begin an effort in integrative research and professional practice.

Wearden visited Jamia Milia Islamia and Amity University in Delhi and DY Patil College of Communication in Pune. He also delivered lecture in these renowned institutions of the country

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