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.

Conference Participants

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.

Online Participants
• Faculty & Staff from Universities in India
• Faculty & Staff from Harmony Consortium member Universities

Conference Committee

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

Contact Information

Ms Zainab Bharthoo
Intern, Dept. of international Linkages
NMIMS University


Interviews | EU Harmony | Visitors

Prof. Imran Rahman

Prof. Dr. Rafael de Miguel Gonzalez

Christina Armutlieva

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.

About Mumbai

Mumbai (Bombay) is the vibrant and pulsating capital of Maharashtra. For over a century, Mumbai has been the commercial and industrial centre of India with a magnificent harbour, imposing multi-storied buildings, crowded thoroughfares, busy markets, shopping centres and beautiful tourist spots.  The British acquired Mumbai from the Portuguese in 1665 and handed it over to the East India Company in 1671 for a handsome annual rent of Sterling Pounds 10 in Gold! It was only in 1862 that the original seven islands were joined together by causeways and bridges.

The City of Dreams lives up to its name, featuring a dreamlike encounter for all visitors. Serving just the right things on your platter, Mumbai is a city that will build its perspective on what you seek. The city soaks everything into its fabric, making it its very own. From upcoming actors struggling to make it big on the silver screen to Bollywood superstars, from big industrialists to tribes of fisherman and slum dwellers, Mumbai is a city with a million stories of human survival emerging every day.

Mumbai is one of the main centres for art, culture, music, dance and theatre. It is a dynamic, pulsating and happening cosmopolitan city. For a party lover, Mumbai is all about clubs and ravishing parties, for a tranquil mind it is the beautiful sunsets over the Bandra Fort and the serene seashores, for a shopaholic the Linking Road and the Colaba Causeway will be their go-to place and  if history and culture is the draw, Mumbai is steeped in tales of yore and defining cultural heritage. With something for everyone, Mumbai will awaken and thrill you like no other city can!