About Conference and EU Harmony Project
European Union Harmony Project
NMIMS University has been selected for the prestigious European Union project for its internationalization strategy. The EU HARMONY project called, “Internationalization and Virtual Exchange: Borderless between EU and Asian Countries,” involves Universities in Spain, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Lithuania, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and India. From India, The Vellore Institute of Technology, University of Hyderabad & the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies are part of the consortium. The project led by University of Zaragoza, Spain will support and strengthen higher education, through increased virtual mobility, accessibility, modernization, and internationalization. Important component of the project is Internationalisation at Home (IaH) which is built around the assumption that for various reasons the largest part of universities’ student body will always remain non-mobile and therefore deprived from access to global knowledge and skills. Important goal of the project is embracing IaH as an institutional policy for internationalisation in domains of curriculum, teaching and learning, extra-curricular activities as well as liaison with local cultural/ethnic groups.
This project is in keeping with the internationalization goals of the NEP which promotes sharing of best academic and research practices through interactions between diverse education systems, towards developing global citizens through mobility including virtual mobility of students and scholars.
NMIMS European Union - Harmony Conference
23rd & 24th March, 2022
NMIMS University EU-Harmony conference was the first in person meeting of the consortium members. The objective of this TWO- DAY interactive hybrid conference was to share our internationalization initiatives and learn good academic & research practices from leading universities in Bulgaria, Spain, Lithuania Slovenia, Bangladesh Vietnam. The conference included sessions from experts from the ACU (Association of Commonwealth Countries) to speak on Virtual Transnational Education & EDCIL CMD to speak on, GOI - Study in India Initiative.
This conference was designed for the faculty and staff who are involved with internationalisation efforts of their Schools or Universities.
NMIMS University had around 100+ participants attending the conference in person. These included the EU Harmony Consortium Member Universities, Faculty, Deans & Directors from NMIMS University and select schools from Mumbai.
• Faculty & Staff from Universities in India • Faculty & Staff from Harmony Consortium member Universities
• Dr Sharad Mhaiskar - Pro Vice-Chancellor, NMIMS University
• Dr Meena Chintamaneni – Pro Vice-Chancellor, NMIMS University
• Ms Meena Saxena – Director, Dept. of International Linkages, NMIMS University
• Mr Gajanan Godbole – Manager, Dept. of International Linkages, NMIMS University
Ms Zainab Bharthoo
Intern, Dept. of international Linkages
Interviews | EU Harmony | Visitors
Prof. Imran Rahman
Prof. Dr. Rafael de Miguel Gonzalez
Dr. Juan Antonio Valles Brau
Prof. Todor Radev
The conference brought together several eminent experts from the field and was successful in providing a platform to discuss contemporary issues related to Interantionalisation and virtual exchange.