The University of Delhi joined the Universitas 21 network on 19th November 2007. Established in 1997, Universitas 21 is an international network of leading research-intensive universities around the world.
Universitas 21 has evolved into an internationally recognized partnership, which strives to facilitate collaboration and co-operation between the member universities, creating entrepreneurial opportunities on a scale that no member would be able to achieve operating independently or through traditional bilateral alliances. Speaking on the eve of the signing, Professor John T Casteen III, President of the University of Virginia and Chair of the U21 network commented, ‘I am delighted that Delhi University is joining Universitas 21 and feel that it is an important event in the development of the network. We look forward very much to working with our new colleagues in the years to come.’
This was reiterated by Professor Deepak Pental, Vice Chancellor, University of Delhi, ‘I am delighted that the University of Delhi formally joins the Universitas 21 network, and makes an institutional leap in its continuing commitment to internationalization. I am aware that it is the first Indian University to join this internationally-respected consortium that has been a leader in promoting research-intensive links among select universities in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia. We at Delhi University regards this partnership as a crucial step in our pursuance of successful collaborations with fraternal institutions in different parts of the world.’
Universitas 21 Network of Higher Education comprises of 27 members.
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