Developing knowledge and skills for a ‘global mindset’ in a’ global world’, in the fast paced arena of international business relations

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Developing knowledge and skills for a ‘global mindset’ in a’ global world’,the fast paced arena of international business relations

Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research   (WeSchool) signs MoUs with three leading Hi-tech Universities in   Israel


With India’s President Pranab Mukherjee all set to visit Israel in October 2015 , making him the first Indian head of state to visit the Jewish state, followed by the tour of PM Narendra Modi tentatively slated at the beginning of 2016, leading educational institutes from India are making all efforts to strengthen Indo-Israeli ties  by taking them beyond diplomatic relations by signing MoUs with leading Israeli Universities.

Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research (WeSchool) has announced their collaboration with three Hi-Tec International Universities in Israel – Tel-Aviv University, Ben-Gurion University of Negev, and IDC Herzliya. WeSchool ,a leading Indian B school with campuses in Mumbai and Bangaluru has signed a 5 year MoU  with the Israeli Universities for seeking possibilities to enhance mutual academic exchanges that include a wide range of activities like – Exchange of students, research scholars  and faculty, Exchange of academic information, materials and programs ,Joint research activities and publications, Co-organizing joint conferences and workshops as well as international training ,Participation in seminars and academic programs, Special short-term academic programmes  Research visits for students and scholarship plans of mutual interest.

While congratulating WeSchool  on this  international  collaboration,   David Akov Consul General, Consulate General of Israel, Mumbai  said,It gives us great joy to learn that Welingkar Institute of Management has signed MOUs with three leading universities/institutes in Israel viz. Tel-Aviv University, Ben Gurion University of the Negev and IDC Herzliya. It shows that education & research has become an important area in strengthening the flourishing Indo-Israel relations and the universities on both sides are equally eager to collaborate with each other. It was your first visit to Israel. I am sure there will be many more visits in the future to deepen the contacts WeSchool has made in Israel and I am sure that Israeli universities will reciprocate your efforts.”

While sharing the details of the new initiative of the B school, Prof Dr. Uday Salunkhe, Group Director, WeSchool, said “With India building closer ties with the country, a delegation of the top hi-tech universities from Israel, looking at developing working models with leading Indian Institutions had paid a visit to Weschool to deliberate on collaborative projects of mutual interest during last year. We envision that WeSchool’s alliance with Tel-Aviv University, Ben-Gurion University of Negev, and IDC Herzliya will provide our students with an international exposure linking them with the culture of innovation, Smart City initiatives, civic governance systems as well as start-up scenario that Israel has made a mark in. We believe that this power-packed combination will  not only enhance the skill quotient and therefore employability of our students manifold  but will also help them to attain the desired level of proficiency and boost their confidence to enter the competitive global entrepreneurial arena.”

The collaboration with Israel Universities will broaden the horizon for Indian education and gather added global opportunities in the space of design, innovation and entrepreneurship as well. This academic collaboration will provide a blend of cultural exchange and artistic activities for students of both the nations. With Bilateral trade between India and Israel standing at about $5 billion, a free trade agreement on the anvil  and agreements in place for  joint research program, these agreements are seen as bridges  to  further strengthen  the education-sector collaboration between the two countries


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