Odisha Govt, National University of Singapore collaborate to foster Academic and Research Excellence


Bhubaneswar: In a new initiative and meeting between the Higher Education Minister of Odisha, Rohit Pujari and esteemed Deans and Faculty members of the National University of Singapore (NUS), a ground-breaking collaboration was forged with the shared vision of advancing human capital development in Odisha through transformative training, cutting-edge research, and path-breaking innovation.

The discussions revolved around the incredible potential for student internships, faculty training, and collaborative research initiatives, as well as the imperative to empower government officials from Odisha through specialized training programmes. This strategic alliance between Odisha Government and NUS aims to revolutionise the academic and research landscape, propelling the state of Odisha to new heights of excellence.

Renowned worldwide for its exceptional educational standards and research prowess, NUS stood out as the natural choice for this collaboration. With a global ranking that consistently places it among the top universities in the world, NUS brings unparalleled expertise, resources, and a rich academic ecosystem to the table.

The Government of Odisha is unwavering in its commitment to foster research and innovation across selected domains, fuelling a culture of academic and research excellence throughout the state. Through this partnership, the government envisions a transformative impact on the academic community, enabling Odisha to emerge as a hub of research and innovation in India and beyond.

“We are delighted to initiate and embark on this transformative collaboration with NUS,” stated Shri Rohit Pujari, Higher Education Minister of Odisha. “By leveraging NUS’ global reputation and expertise, we aim to enhance our academic and research quotient, empowering our students, faculty, and government officials to achieve remarkable accomplishments in their respective domains. This collaboration will undoubtedly shape the future of education and research in Odisha.”

The joint efforts will encompass a wide range of initiatives, including exchange programs for students and faculty, joint research projects, and capacity-building programmes for government officials. By fostering a culture of innovation, knowledge-sharing, and academic excellence, this partnership will lay the foundation for long-term growth and development in Odisha.

It is known that the National University of Singapore (NUS) is a leading global university (QS World University Ranking #11) with a distinguished reputation for excellence in education, research, and innovation. Ranked among the top universities in the world, NUS is renowned for its commitment to pushing boundaries, driving breakthrough discoveries, and nurturing exceptional talent.

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