23rd February 2024

IIM Indore Collaborates with Hong Kong Baptist University

Now IIM Indore has collaborations with 47 foreign institutions in 20 countries

The Institute has signed 18 international MoUs in the last five years; HKBU is the 19 th collaboration

Expanding horizons and traversing new academic frontiers, the Indian Institute of
Management Indore (IIM Indore) has inked a landmark agreement with the Hong Kong
Baptist University (HKBU), Hong Kong, charting a course for extensive collaboration. IIM
Indore’s Director, Prof. Himanshu Rai, and Dr. Albert Chau, Vice President (Teaching and
Learning) at HKBU, signed the MoU, laying the foundation for an inspiring partnership
aimed at transcending boundaries and fostering transformative academic initiatives.
The commitment to exchange programmes, academic engagements, knowledge exchange,
joint research initiatives, data exchange, and exploring joint programmes underscores the
profound intent of both the Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM Indore) and Hong
Kong Baptist University (HKBU) in fostering a transformative partnership.

Such initiatives will be instrumental in bridging global academic frontiers and creating a rich tapestry of
cross-cultural experiences and knowledge. They not only cultivate an environment conducive
to diverse learning but also catalyze the emergence of groundbreaking ideas through
collaborative efforts.

Prof. Himanshu Rai said, ‘We have signed 18 international MoUs in the last five years, and
this is the 19th international collaboration. As we join hands with HKBU, we aim to create a
platform for innovative academic pursuits that transcend geographical confines.’ This
partnership signifies our commitment to global excellence and collaborative learning. It
underpins our ethos of embracing diverse perspectives and nurturing global citizens, he
added. This collaborative framework serves as a gateway to a plethora of academic benefits.
The exchange programmes between faculty and students will serve as vehicles for cross-
pollination of ideas, fostering a vibrant academic culture enriched by diverse perspectives.

Academic engagements, including participation in various events, pave the way for an
intellectual enhancement, where scholarly discourse and knowledge-sharing thrive, nurturing
an environment of continuous learning and growth’, he said.

Sharing delight over collaboration with IIM Indore, Dr. Albert Chau said, ‘Moving onto the
next step, we envision establishing a robust student exchange programme. Beginning with
undergraduate-level exchanges, HKBU is eager to send our full-time BBA students to IIM
Indore, welcoming IPM students from IIM Indore in return.’ Furthermore, joint research
initiatives and data exchange will amalgamate the collective expertise of both institutions,
propelling innovative advancements and contributing significantly to the academic landscape.
Exploring joint programmes amplifies the scope for academic excellence and innovation,
ultimately benefiting both institutes in their pursuit of comprehensive educational experiences
and impactful research outcomes, he mentioned.

IIM Indore, with its alliances spanning 47 institutions across 20 countries, understands the
profound impact of international collaborations. This partnership with HKBU not only
signifies academic synergy but also embodies the cultural and intellectual exchange essential
for holistic learning.

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