IIT Kharagpur and the School of Applied Psychology of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), one of the leading universities of applied sciences in Europe, signed an MoU on February 7, 2019, to explore opportunities for academic exchange and collaboration in research efforts.
The academic exchange between the two institutions will not only encompass the exchange of faculty members, researchers and students but also lead to the organization of joint research projects, workshops, conferences and symposia.
The two institutions will also work towards the offering of joint or dual programs or projects that allow for joint supervision and credit transfer facilities.
The School of Applied Psychology, established in 19232, is the leading centre of expertise for the teaching and practice of scientifically-based applied psychology in Switzerland. It operates with 8 schools and has close to 13,000 students enrolled in 46 programs. Though research is one of the main pillars of the institution, it also accords emphasis on social and practical impact and offers a wide range of consulting services.
Dr. Michael Zirkler, head of the section, organization development and consulting, School of Applied Psychology, “We are deeply happy with the discussions and the initiatives that are being planned.”
Prof. Prasanta K. Das, Dean, PG Studies and Research, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, said, “We look forward to building on the relationship whose foundations have just been laid and hope to strengthen it further through intellectual exchanges between faculty members and students of the two institutions.”