Massey signs pact with Sikh University

Staff Reporter –

Massey University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University in India to foster mutual benefits.

The Agreement was signed by Steve Maharey and Dr Gurmohan Singh Walia, Vice-Chancellors of the respective Universities at the Manawatu Campus on May 24, 2016.

A delegation of academics and officials accompanied Dr Walia.

Mr Maharey said that the Agreement would strengthen ties between New Zealand and India, and create international connections for education, research and staff exchanges between the two universities.

“The Agreement will strengthen our ties in Food Science and Technology, and other emerging technologies including Nanotechnology and Biotechnology,” he said.

Massey University has two visiting scholars from Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University at the Riddet Institute this year, and hopes to grow this exchange of staff in the future.

The collaboration will explore new scholarship opportunities for postgraduate students, Mr Maharey said.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University comes under the umbrella of educational institutes of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.

The Committee also runs many other prestigious educational institutions including the medical colleges, engineering colleges and several schools.

Distinguished Professor Harjinder Singh said that the Agreement would provide a great opportunity for Massey University to interact with not only university academics, but also with the wider educational network of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.

“This will certainly enhance our access and reach to Indian students looking to study at Massey University,” he said.

The picture here shows Distinguished Professor Paul Moughan, Senior Research Officer Jaspreet Singh, International Relations Director Michael O’Shaughnessy, Mr Maharey, Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University Trust and Syndicate Member Amarjit Singh Sidhu, Sri Guru Granth Sahib Dean of Academic Affairs Dr Kanwaljeet Singh, Dr Walia, Food Science and Technology Institute Director Distinguished Professor Harjinder Singh and Riddet Innovation Director Dr Abby Thompson. 

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