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March 26, 2023

G-20 Higher Educators Forum

India’s Foreign and Education Ministers to Participate in World Universities Summit

Universities Summit

Universities Summit

OP Jindal Global University

OP Jindal Global University

Sonipat, India, March 24, 2023 — O.P. Jindal Global University announced that India’s Foreign and Education Ministers would participate in the upcoming G-20 Higher Educators Forum’s “Universities of the Future” Summit. The Theme of the Virtual Summit is Building Institutional Resilience, Social Responsibility & Community Impact in G 20 Countries.

The Chief Guest, V. Muraleedharan, Minister of State for External Affairs, Government of India, will deliver the Inaugural Address. Dr. Subhas Sarkar, Minister of State for Education, Government of India, will give the Valedictory address.

The five-day Summit, which starts on March 27, 2023, will bring together 160 national and international participants from all G20 countries across six continents and will involve the following:

Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor O. P. Jindal Global University, will deliver the welcome address. Professor (Dr.) Pankaj Mittal, Secretary General, Association of Indian Universities, will give a special address.

Announcing the inauguration of the World Universities Summit, Prof. (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar said, “It is a rare occasion for such a high-level gathering of globally recognized academics and educational experts from G20 countries to come together to discuss issues that directly impact the future of education. As part of the five-day conference, we will discuss and analyze higher education’s needs, challenges, and requirements across renowned institutions of G20 countries. Under India’s presidency of the G20, we endeavor to contribute towards cooperation, collaboration, and the development of higher education partnerships. Our sessions will address key issues, aim to find solutions, and build a new educational foundation amongst countries comprising the G20 group.”

As part of the 30 thematic sessions, there will be several particular addresses and discussions on important themes, some of which include high-level talks on topics like:

Other sessions have themes that include:

Professor (Dr.) Mohan Kumar, Dean and Director, Jindal Global Centre for Studies, O. P. Jindal Global University, said that the Summit was an opportunity for India’s cooperation with the world as part of its spiritual and abiding theme of building global relationships. “There will be a special session on Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: Values Of Global Citizenship & Role Of Higher Education Institutions with Professor (Dr.) Kim Brooks, Provost & Vice President, Academic, Dalhousie University, Canada, Professor (Dr.) Lucas S. Grosman, Rector, University of San Andres, Argentina, Professor (Dr.) Samantha Kelley, Associate Director, Global Programs, Temple University, United States of America, and Professor (Dr.) Funmi Olonisakin, Vice President, International, Engagement & Service, Kings College, London, United Kingdom, amongst others.”

In an unprecedented gathering of leading educational leaders from G20 countries, there will be participation from luminaries like

Academics from all G20 nations will participate in the Summit.

Source: O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, India

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