Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad has recently become one of the signatories to the Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window (EMECW). This gives an impetus to research, faculty and student mobility activities between IMT Ghaziabad and premier business schools of Europe in Lot 11 of EMECW. IMT Ghaziabad has had the honor to become signatory to the Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window, among the first in Indian Business Schools and also got the honour of hosting the Inaugural EMCW summit in collaboration with Vrije Universitiet Brussels (VUB). Erasmus Mundus is the international counterpart of the Erasmus programme, which is named after the Dutch scholar Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, who studied in different monastic schools in Europe in the 15th century. 'Mundus' is Latin for 'world'. Erasmus Mundus is the global Avtaar of Erasmus that supports academic collaborations between prominent universities and academic institutions across the globe. It is truly to be confluence of knowledge as institution heads and deans of leading universities in Asia, Europe, Middle East and Latin America are taking part in this summit for knowledge sharing and networking purposes.
Over eighty academicians from over fifty universities are bringing their expertise into this conference. Dr. Anwar Ali, Director of IMT Ghaziabad expressed his pleasure on being a vital part of this knowledge sharing experience by hosting the summit and said, 'Through its International Relations, IMT Ghaziabad has ensured its position among the premier business schools in India. Erasmus Mundus agreement is another 'feather in the cap' for IMT Ghaziabad which will provide impetus for IMT to strive further.' Prof. Kim van der Borght, Professor of International Economic Law at the Centre for Economic Law & Governance (Vrije Universiteit Brussels) added that association with one of the premier business schools in India is of great advantage and would open up opportunities for students and faculty members at Vrije Universiteit to work closely with their counterparts at IMT and gain an opportunity to observe and learn about Indian Business practices. Institutes under the Lot 11 stand to gain from this strengthened cooperation between IMT and VUB. Filip Callewaert, Head of the International Relations & Mobility Office at Vrije Universiteit Brussels commented that they have already formulated a successful relationship with IMT Ghaziabad and Erasmus Mundus ensures that this relation will be strengthened further and the spirit of cooperation will extended to other premier institutions in the Lot11 EMECW.