India's leading business school, Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad to host three days Erasmus Mundus Consortium International Summit from 6th to 9th October 2009, which will feature academicians & heads of top B-schools and academic institution(s) from over sixty two countries, among the signatories of the Erasmus Mundius programme. Erasmus Mundus project has been initiated by the European Union to facilitate development of intellectual capital in European institutions of higher education. The project helps facilitate student and faculty mobility in the areas of joint research projects and academic collaboration. The programmes are entirely funded by the Erasmus Mundus after a thorough examination of the research proposals. IMT Ghaziabad is one among the prestigious institution to have signed the Erasmus Mundus 2009-2013 which aims at excellence in quality and international cooperation between European and other countries. Not only will this result in strong cooperation network among the institutes of the different countries but also provide impetus for academic, research and inter-university mobility activities.
IMT Ghaziabad has maintained a strong tradition of excellence in academic research and academic collaboration. Erasmus Mundus programme ensures grants to fund these projects and provide further impetus to the research work at IMT Ghaziabad. Apart from the financial prospective, Erasmus Mundus ensures collaboration among the premier business schools in Europe and IMT Ghaziabad to facilitate the process of joint academic collaboration and joint research programmes. IMT recognizes the importance of academic collaboration with business schools of other continents for global exposure in the field of teaching, research and consultancy for development of management profession. IMT Ghaziabad has 42 high quality partners in various countries like France, Taiwan, South Africa and Mexico. Some of the key areas in academic collaboration are student exchange, faculty exchange programmes, study tours, research collaborations and international conferences.