Bhubaneswar: KIIT University on Thursday has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the International Association of Universities (IAU) to internationalize the education system in the varsity.
The agreement was signed by Executive Director of International Universities Bureau & Secretary General, IAU Eva Egron-Polak and Founder of KIIT & KISS Achyuta Samanta, in the presence of His Excellency, Ambassador of Tajikistan to India Mirzosharif A. Jalolov and KIIT Registrar Sasmita Samanta.
After signing the agreement, Achyuta Samanta said that it is a significant step that would provide impetus to the ongoing process of internationalization of higher education at KIIT.
As per sources, based in Paris and located at the UNESCO headquarters, IAU is an association of more than 650 higher education institutions and organizations in some 130 countries. It was founded in 1950 to enhance global cooperation on higher education. The association cooperates with a vast network of international, regional and national bodies of higher education. It provides a wide variety of services to member institutions and organizations to internationalize higher education. KIIT is a member of IAU since 2009.
At present, KIIT has become the first Indian university to sign such MoU with IAU.