December 2, 2016

Webster-Thailand gains partnership

Students attending Webster University’s Thailand campus will soon have the option to study at Calcutta University. Representatives from the Thailand campus traveled to India last month, where they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the prominent Indian university.

The Times of India reports the MOU signed by the University of Calcutta and Webster University will be a two-year agreement to allow students from both campuses to engage in collaborative research projects and short-term courses.

Ratish Thakur, the director of Webster’s Thailand campus, believes the MOU will benefit students at the University of Calcutta by giving them the chance to explore Thai culture, religion, politics and business.

Webster Today reported on March 2 that both institutions expect to communicate more at the departmental level for collaborations in business administration, international relations (Southeast Asia) and Buddhist studies.

According to the same Webster Today article, the University of Calcutta was established in 1857 and is the first institution in South Asia to be established as a multidisciplinary and secular Western-style university. The university boasts the highest number of students who passed the doctoral entrance exam to pursue full scholarships from India’s government for doctoral studies.

Reporting by Dan Carcione

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