OP Jindal Global University to participate in G-20 higher educators forum

G20 higher educators forum's universities of the future summit will have all G20 nations represented at the event. Over 100 universities to participate.

OP Jindal Global University, Raigarh. (Picture: Official)OP Jindal Global University, Raigarh. (Picture: Official)

Press Trust of India | March 24, 2023 | 11:23 AM IST

SONIPAT: OP Jindal Global University is honoured to announce that the Foreign and Education Ministers will be participating in the upcoming G-20 Higher Educators Forum’s Universities of the Future Summit.

The theme of the virtual summit is building institutional resilience, social responsibility and community impact in G20 countries. The chief guest V Muraleedharan, minister of state for external affairs, government of India will deliver the inaugural Address.

The valedictory Session will be given by Subhas Sarkar, minister of state for education, government of India. The five-day summit which will begin on March 27, 2023 will bring together 160 national and international participants from all G20 countries across six continents and will involve 100 universities, 160 university leaders, 30 plus thematic sessions and 3 keynote addresses.

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Sessions have been organized keeping in mind the contemporary context and needs of higher education amongst G20 countries. As part of the 30 thematic sessions there will be several special addresses and discussions on important themes, some of which include high level discussions on topics like: India’s Aspiration to Build World-Class Universities: A Reality Check, India; No Room Of One’s Own: Redefining Work Life Balance In A Post-Pandemic World, a keynote address and discussion Building World Class Universities In India: One Rank At A Time, Building World-Class Universities.

Other sessions have themes which include Being Global: University as a Site of Local Innovation & Meaningful Community Engagement; Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Universities Promoting Equality and Nurturing Future Women Leaders; Academic Freedom & Democratic Leadership: Autonomy versus Accountability; Holistic Higher Education: Role of Interdisciplinary Studies in Overcoming Challenges of the 21st Century amongst many other high level discourses.

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All G20 nations will be represented at the Summit. This third edition of the World Universities Summit is special because it entails participation of 100 Universities from G 20 countries and is taking place against the backdrop of India’s presidency of the G20 grouping, which will culminate in the Delhi G20 Summit of leaders in September 2023.

Announcing the inauguration of the World Universities Summit, C Raj Kumar said, “It is a rare occasion for such a high level gathering of globally recognized academics and educational experts from G20 countries to come together to discuss issues that directly impact the future of education. an honour to welcome renowned intellectuals and academics to this unique multi-country summit. As part of the five-day conference we will discuss and analyze the needs, challenges and requirements of higher education across renowned institutions of G20 countries. Under India’s presidency of the G20, it is our endeavor to contribute towards cooperation, collaboration and development of higher education partnerships. Our sessions will seek to address key issues and will aim to find solutions and build a new foundation in education amongst countries that comprise the G20 group.”

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