Duke University held a signing ceremony this month to launch a new partnership with India’s Ashoka University.
The two universities plan to create student exchange programs that will allow students to take courses both at Duke’s campus in Durham and at Ashoka’s campus outside New Delhi. The partnership will also foster collaborations between researchers at both institutions.
Vanita Shastri, dean of undergraduate programs at Ashoka, visited Duke on January 10 to sign a partnership agreement with Michael Merson, Duke’s vice president and vice provost for global affairs.
“Ashoka is one of India’s premiere liberal arts universities, and it shares many of Duke’s values,” said Eve Duffy, assistant vice provost for global affairs at Duke. “We have so much to learn from each other and are excited to work together to prepare students to address critical global challenges.”