Australia-based Deakin University and Indian School of Business (ISB) have signed MoU to collaborate in various areas including research, teaching, student exchange programmes and development of innovative approaches to meeting international accreditation standards. According to the reports, Mike Ewing, dean of Deakin Business School, and Sridhar Seshadri, senior associate dean, faculty and research, ISB, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the ISB campus.
The MoU has been signed for an initial period of three years starting from October 21, 2015.According to the agreement, both partners would try to conduct joint research, teaching and engagement in areas of common interest, including provision of opportunities for further internationalising the curricula of business programmes offered by ISB and Deakin Business School (DBS).
"We are absolutely delighted to being taking this next, logical step in further cementing a long-term, mutually rewarding partnership with our friends and colleagues at ISB. "Faculty have visited each other's institutions on a few occasions already and we recently successfully piloted a joint, synchronous case study - whereby ISB and DBS students analysed the same case-study in real-time," said Ewing.
He further added, "This is an innovative approach to enable authentic cross-cultural interaction for geographically dispersed students. We will continue to innovate, push boundaries and look for synergies in the partnership."
Further in a report, Seshadri said, "Under the teaching and learning activities, the partners have already begun to engage in academic collaboration including exchange of resource material that are of mutual interest and assessment of units for credit for prior learning for academic programmes offered at each institution."
Deakin was one of the very first international education providers to set up operations in India in 1994.