Pat Gibbons | October 22, 2018
October 17, 2018—In an effort to build on the University of Notre Dame’s relations with leaders in education, business and government in India, Provost Thomas G. Burish is visiting Mumbai and New Delhi this week for a series of meetings, interviews and speaking events.
This is Burish’s second visit to India as provost and is intended to follow up on the momentum created by a 2014 visit by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president, during which he established formal academic relationships with St. Xavier’s College, St. Stephen’s College and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Since then, Notre Dame has initiated several new study abroad opportunities and faculty research collaborations in India while increasing the number of students from India who are studying at Notre Dame.
These efforts were further enhanced when Notre Dame established the Keough School of Global Affairs, the first new college or school at the University in nearly a century. The Keough School brought together seven existing campus institutes — each with significant expertise in language, culture and history around the globe — with two new ones focused on global engagement with religion and human development and global business.
Most recently, Notre Dame International established the Mumbai Global Center to serve as a strategic hub in the world’s most populous democracy.
“No university can be a great university for the 21st century unless it is an international university and a global university,” Burish said. “That means not only attracting great students and faculty members from all over the world, but also giving students and faculty the resources to go out into the world to pursue distinctive learning and research opportunities.”
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