Sri City, December 16, 2019:…In tune with Krea’s Partnerships philosophy of well-curated purposeful alliances, there have been active engagements in recent months between Krea University and its international partners – the Academic Internship Council (AIC), University College Cork (UCC), Australia Council for the Arts and University of Wellington (UoW) New Zealand India Research Institute (NZIRI).
Mr. Chris McKenzie, Director - Development, Partnerships and Programs of Academic Internship Council (AIC) visited Krea to understand more about the University, programs and infrastructure. AIC offers project-based placements for students at globally important cities around the world. These placements are unlike a regular internship, and are customised to student's learning and professional aspirations. During his campus visit, Mr. McKenzie also expressed interest in scoping Krea as part of their India programs, where international students from leading universities could visit and spend time at Krea University, as part of their India immersion program with AIC.
A senior team from University College Cork (UCC) comprising of Dr. Justin McCarthy, Associate Dean - Graduate Studies College of Science, Engineering & Food Science, Dr. Christopher Shepard, International Strategy Officer and Vice Chair of South Asia & ASEAN Working Groups, and Ms. Vaidehi Garigapati, India Country Manager, visited Krea University. The visit was instrumental in accelerating the signed agreement between Krea University and UCC which is ranked among the 2% Universities globally. Discussions included the set-up of a joint PhD program in Sciences and opportunities for research immersion programs for Krea graduates across various departments of UCC. Dr. Justin McCarthy interacted with students and faculty and shared with them details about the research projects at UCC and specifically the interdisciplinary programs the University offers.
As part of the Exchange of Expertise agreement between the Australian Government’s Australia Council for the Arts and Krea University, two faculty members from Krea will be visiting Australia 2020 to participate in major Arts festivals. Swarnamalya Ganesh will be part of the Asia TOPA a festival that explores connections between contemporary Australia and its growing diaspora. Srajana Kaikini will be part of PHOTO 2020, a major new international festival of photography that will activate Melbourne and sites across Regional Victoria with the most inspiring photography from Australia and around the world. Both faculty will be engaged in the program of a lab, gallery visits, performances, artist meetings and industry networking events at host venues across multiple Australian cities.
Krea signed a significant agreement with University of Wellington (UoW) in Victoria, New Zealand. This agreement will see closer engagement between New Zealand India Research Institute (NZIRI), housed at UoW that works across all 7 Universities of New Zealand. The partnership focused on History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations will see exchange of thought leadership through seminars and symposiums between Krea University and NZIRI.