Sunday, 20 January 2019

Symbiosis launches Centre for European Studies

20/1/2019

PUNE: Andrej Babiš, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic praised “Make in India” the policy initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he further said that Czech Republic has started their investment in India in multiple sectors and would like to increase the bilateral trade between India and Czech Republic.

Educational Institutions should play a vital role in educating the next generation about the historical richness of the country along with the new technological developments he added further in his speech at the launch of Symbiosis Centre for European Studies” at SIU’s Viman Nagar Campus.

Symbiosis Centre for European Studies (SCES) is based upon a three-fold mandate of teaching, training and outreach to foster progressive insights on EU integration, locally, nationally, and internationally. It promotes the interdisciplinary understanding of European languages, history, politics, economy and societies. SCES will: * Foster the study of and innovative research on Europe among SIU faculty as well as graduate and undergraduate students.  

* Facilitate the training of new generations of scholars and experts in European studies. * Work as a host unit for researchers and multi-disciplinary research projects. * Serve as a forum for vibrant discussions on contemporary affairs in Europe and its impact on the global economy which will nurture the exchange of ideas across disciplines, sectors and generations.

Its purview includes all European countries and the European Union. Symbiosis has been actively working with European partners for exchanges, Study in India Programs and Erasmus+ projects. In addition, our Symbiosis Law School offers a specialized certificate program in European Union Legal Studies.

During the ceremony Symbiosis International (Deemed University) has given a proposal for setting up “Symbiosis Takshashila Chamber for Education and Culture (STCEC) in Czech Republic. Symbiosis will contribute as a knowledge partner with its focus on activities that promote India’s traditions, educational opportunities that includes exchanges of faculty, scholars and students, scientific advancement, research and innovation in Czech Republic.

This initiative will further the recent discussions and agreement with the Presidents of both the countries in September 2018 on the Work Plan for Support of Czech-Indian Projects for the Years 2019-2022 between the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic and Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of India.

Along with Andrej Babiš, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Dr. S. B. Mujumdar, Chancellor, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Pro Chancellor, Symbiosis International (Deemed University) and Principal Director, Symbiosis; Dr. Rajani Gupte, Vice Chancellor, Symbiosis International (Deemed University); Minister of Industry and Trade, Marta Nováková, Ambassador of the Czech Republic, His Excellency Milan Hovorka, Vice-Chairman of the Research, Development and Innovation Council, Karel Havlíček were the other distinguished dignitaries present for this function.

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