The University of Westminster has signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Nagpur, a top-rated management school in India and a Member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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The two institutes have agreed to collaborate with each other on research and teaching, as well as field visits and immersion programmes. Dr Metri, Director of IIM Nagpur, Professor Rahul Sett, Associate Professor (Marketing), and Dr Katalin Illes, Associate Head of College at Westminster Business School, presided over the virtual ceremony which was held on 31 March, where both organisations reiterated their commitments to developing a long-term and trusted partnership.

The event was joined by around 200 members of staff and students from IIM Nagpur, as well as Dr Karen Jackson, Assistant Head of School at Westminster Business School and Dr Sumita Ketkar, Senior Lecturer and Regional Coordinator for India, who both represented the University of Westminster at the ceremony.

During the ceremony, Dr Jackson spoke about her positive experience at an earlier symposium conducted at IIM Nagpur, while Dr Illes spoke about quality over quantity of engagements, and discussed how WBS focuses on forging partnerships based on a solid foundation of shared values.

Talking about the new partnership, Dr Sumita Ketkar said: “At the University of Westminster, we have a commitment to engage with partners from around the world, who share our values of being progressive, compassionate and responsible. The Memorandum of Understanding between IIM Nagpur and Westminster Business School is the first step towards a substantial long-term and trusted partnership between the two institutes.”

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