A historically important Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Lovely Professional University of India and Russia’s Southern Federal University (SFedU), as a part of 28 Government to Government (G2G), commercial and other agreements/MoUs signed during His Excellency, President of Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin’s recent visit to India. This collaboration is for academic and research activities, exchange of academic information, and students & faculty exchange programmes. The MoU is mentioned in the Ministry of External Affairs’ (Government of India) transcript of ‘Special Media Briefing by Foreign Secretary’ made on 21st India-Russia Annual Summit held in New Delhi.

His Excellency, President of Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin was in New Delhi for important talks with Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi. President Putin’s visit to India indicates the importance he attaches to the bilateral relationship between the two countries, where LPU-SFedU MoU also existed as an important part. LPU is the only private university of India which got prestigious Russian collaboration during international summit of these two high profiled leaders. The diversity of more than a score of agreements and MoU signed shows the multifaceted nature of bilateral partnerships of the countries and the institutions.

Expressing immense happiness on the MoU devised on an international moment, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal shared: “His Excellency Mr Putin’s affection for India signifies the importance for two countries. I personally feel that this connection between the two universities will also prove to be of great significance in carrying on this relationship of trust and progress.”

Highlighting, with parent organization “Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation”, Southern Federal University (SFedU) is one of the largest scientific and educational centers in Russia. It combines the traditions of a classical university with innovative infrastructure for implementing the best educational programs. SFedU conducts world-class research in the field of information technology, intelligent materials, nanotechnology, future medicine and robotics.

With one of the best QS World University Rankings, SFedU is a public university with a very high research output. Here, the internationalization of educational activities is actively developing. LPU also has massive internationalization in the field of education with such illustrious collaborations with the universities of top countries of the world including those of the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, France, Italy and more.