A five-member delegation from the Monmouth University (MU) of America visited Lovely Professional University (LPU) to initiate collaborative academic efforts between the two universities. The efforts are to be focused on different areas of common interest, including student and faculty exchange; research programs; and, post graduate opportunities in MU. The delegation comprised the Vice Provost of MU for graduate studies Dr. Michael A. Palladino; Vice Provost for Global Education Dr. Jon Stauff; MBA programme Director Dr. Susan Gupta; Graduate Program Director for Computer Science (CS) Dr. Jiacun Wang; and Associate Director of Graduate Admission Ms. Laurie Kuhn. Headed by Dr Palladino, the delegation met LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal and held mutual discussions. The MU officials also held two separate seminars for LPU students of management studies and engineering programmes.
Appreciating the global study environment and infrastructure at LPU, and feeling excited about possible tie-ups, Vice Provost of MU Dr. Palladino shared with LPU students, “I feel that working with LPU in Punjab, will enable us to work closely with other Indian Universities as well. We indeed anticipate a fast pace journey with LPU in diverse academic and research areas.” He also explained about the various programmes and activities regularly held at the MU campus, which allow students to work together, alongside experienced industry professionals, to build their respective skills.
Talking about the visit, LPU Chancellor Mr. Mittal said, “In order to provide great global exposure to our students, we want to work with international universities. We have discussed various topics with the MU delegation. After consulting with related faculty members at LPU, we will definitely work together on different programs. I also want to share that we already have 200+ international tie-ups with universities from USA, Canada, UK, China, Australia and more. We anticipate that with this visit from MU, the new collaboration would also work wonderfully in various research and allied endeavours.”