O. P. Jindal Global University, a NCR-based Institution has entered into a tie up with Peking University, China for a major collaborative research program, wherein students from both sides would discuss on environmental challenges, faced by these fast developing nations.
Being leaders of the developing world, both India and China face enormous environmental challenges in their growth and development. In most cases, the challenges surface due to a benign approach to persistent environmental degradation over the last few years. In such a scenario, the two leading educational institutions of these countries will launch a large scale program to promote research on environmental issues as well as highlight the humanitarian and climatic challenges being experienced by local communities in both countries.
Environmental issues such as air and water pollution, land degradation, soil fertility, sporadic monsoon patterns and climate change need deeper engagement between stakeholders of the two countries. This engagement must go beyond the deliberation and policy discourse led by the governments. As socially conscious academic institutions, the two Universities want to produce tangible research outcomes that can influence government policy.
The MoUs were inked between O. P Jindal Global University Vice Chancellor Prof (Dr) C Raj Kumar and Prof CAO Heping, Dean School of Economics, Department of Environment, Resources & Development Economics, Peking University on behalf of the institutions.
The joint initiative will involve cross learning exchange programs for students with extensive and diversified joint research within China and India focusing on key environmental challenges facing communities. Students from India will travel to different Chinese provinces while students from China will travel to different Indian states to study first-hand the environmental degradation and related challenges faced by local communities.