Prof. Devang Khakhar, Director, IIT Bombay and Prof. P.M. Mujumdar, Deputy Director (Finance and External Affairs), were in Hainan, China, for attending the the second Asian Universities Alliance Summit on April 9, 2018.
The Asian Universities Alliance (AUA) is a regional organization established in 2017 with the aim of jointly addressing regional and global challenges, specifically related to higher education and economic, scientific and technological development, by strengthening collaboration among member institutions. AUA acknowledges and promotes shared identity and values in working towards this mission.
Prof. Khakhar also attended the Boao Forum For Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2018 held from April 8 to 11 in Boao, Hainan Province. Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony. The theme of this year’s BFA Annual Conference was “An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity". The Presidents of the AUA universities participated in the roundtable discussion entitled 'The Rise of Asian Universities'. The participants discussed issues such as the responsibilities and missions of Asian universities, the impact of Asian universities in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, innovation and the transfer of technology.
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