FLAME University, the pioneer of liberal education in India (www.flame.edu.in) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the IE University in Spain to collaborate on academic and student initiatives, share best practices and generate cutting edge research studies.
Announcing the collaboration, Professor Dishan Kamdar, Vice-Chancellor, FLAME University, said, “We are happy to announce our association with IE University, which will reinforce our global footprint, advance excellence in teaching and research, and ensure a multi-cultural exposure for our students. This will also further our vision to raise the bar for liberal education in India. We look forward to strengthening this collaboration in the future.”
Sharing her views, María-Eugenia Marín, General Director, International Relations, IE University, said, “The collaboration between IE and FLAME University is firmly grounded on a common vision of the role of higher education institutions in developing global leaders equipped with an entrepreneurial mindset, a holistic perspective of the world, and an understanding of the importance of a life-long learning journey. We look forward to developing joint activities that will showcase these shared values.”
The FLAME - IE collaboration is for an initial period of five years. It includes joint educational, cultural and research activities; new initiatives, faculty and student exchange programmes; joint executive execution programmes and co-hosted conferences and academic meets. The collaboration with IE University is a step forward in strengthening FLAME University’s Global Connect Initiative.
As a part of its international outreach, FLAME University encourages and funds its faculty to take part in international conferences, network with academics, work on joint research projects, and hone their understanding of global best practices in teaching and research. It also supports its students undertaking study, research and internship with international institutions and organizations.
Currently, FLAME University has collaborations with prestigious global institutions across USA, UK, Canada and Germany such as Nuffield College - University of Oxford, Wellesley College, Kelley School of Business - Indiana University Bloomington, Yale University, Boston University, York University and Frankfurt School of Finance and Management among others.
Global Connect Initiative at FLAME
The Global Connect initiative at FLAME University aims to promote FLAME’s internationalization strategy. It is a mutually beneficial association of the University with leading international universities, reputed institutes and internationally acclaimed research bodies. The aim of these collaborations, in addition to the academic enrichment of students and faculty, is to provide the FLAME community opportunities for a global view of things and a diverse mix of perspectives.
Additionally, FLAME University has been accepted as a member in the Global Liberal Arts Alliance. It’s the first Indian institution to be represented in the Global Liberal Arts Alliance, the only global consortium of its kind comprising leading liberal arts institutions around the world.
About IE University
IE University is for students who approach learning as a way of life. IE provides a supportive community where students and faculty interact together in the learning process. IE University has a personalized, student-centric community with a rich diversity of individuals, ideas and approaches. Each year over 100 nationalities are represented on its campus in Segovia and Madrid, with over 70% of its students coming from outside of Spain. IE University is recognized around the world and by the most prestigious associations for its high-quality teaching. IE Business School is the 3rd ranked European Business School as per Financial Times 2017 and holds the 3rd rank Worldwide in Non US MBA Schools as per Forbes 2017. With an innovative vision, entrepreneurial spirit and a focus on humanities and academic rigor, IE University is committed to educating professionals who will make a difference to society. IE's practice-based approach to learning starts in the classroom and continues all around the world, preparing students to become international professionals.
About FLAME University
FLAME University has been created as an academic institution anchored in Liberal Education. Being the pioneer of Liberal Education in India, FLAME University delivers the country’s premier interdisciplinary education experience. It exists to build an aspirational destination for students and faculty, to push the design and nature of studies and to create a societal up gradation phenomenon particularly in the fields of liberal education and leadership. FLAME University is driven to being one of India’s most respected and reputed centers of learning – the one destination of choice for higher education in the nation for learners and teachers.
Spread on 60 acres of green expanse, FLAME prepares students who have a strong desire to learn and grow continually, welcome new ideas, value diversity with desire to succeed and give their best towards excellence in all spheres of life. Its curriculum includes perspective building, skills and competencies for communication, problem-solving skills, creativity, innovation, teamwork and ethics that also meet the needs of the diverse sectors of the country. It currently consists of four schools: FLAME School of Liberal Education, FLAME School of Business, FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of Fine & Performing Arts. With more than 90 full time faculty members, the university offers an unparalled education experience. The student – teacher ratio is 9:1, unmatched at the higher education level in India.
FLAME University has been established as a state private university vide the FLAME University Act 2014 (Maharashtra Act No. II of 2015) of the Government of Maharashtra. FLAME University is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 2(f), and degrees awarded by the University are recognized under Section 22 of the UGC Act, 1956.