Ireland based UCD Forges Partnerships with BITS Law School and FLAME University for Innovative Collaborations

Ireland based UCD Forges Partnerships with BITS Law School and FLAME University for Innovative CollaborationsIndia,02nd May 2024: Ireland based University College Dublin (UCD) has signed strategic partnerships with two esteemed Indian institutions – BITS Law School and FLAME University. These alliances are poised to cultivate collaborative ventures and academic initiatives, charting a transformative path in the fields of Law, Technology, and Environmental Humanities. The signing of these partnerships coincides with the commemoration of a decade-long journey of the UCD South Asia Global Centre in nurturing connections in India, underscoring Ireland’s steadfast commitment to strengthening its ties with India.

Under this partnership, which was supported by Education in Ireland the national brand representing Irish Higher Education Institutions worldwide, UCD and BITS Law School, which is affiliated with BITS Pilani, will jointly host a summer program in Law & Technology at UCD’s Dublin campus. The programme catering specifically to Indian students offering them with an immersive experience in learning about crucial topics such as platform governance and artificial intelligence. This initiative not only underscores a commitment to nurturing global talent but also opens avenues for research and teaching collaborations that delve into the intersection of law and technology.

“These collaborations exemplify the spirit of innovation, cooperation, and mutual respect that underpins the relationship between Ireland and India,” said Mr. Barry O’Driscoll, Regional Manager, Education in Ireland. “With more than 7,000 Indian students choosing Ireland for their education in 2023, this partnership serves as a prime example of the strengthening bonds between our nations. By joining forces, we not only aim to advance knowledge and scholarship but also to pave the way for a more prosperous and sustainable future.”

Moreover, the Colleges of Social Sciences & Law and Arts & Humanities at UCD will join forces with researchers from FLAME University to embark on a collaborative journey in Environmental Humanities. This interdisciplinary step seeks to explore and understand the representation of climate change and its phenomena in contemporary art and culture. By bringing together experts from diverse fields, this partnership aims to address one of the most pressing challenges of our time while fostering cross-cultural dialogue and understanding.

“As a preferred destination for Indian students, Ireland offers world-class education and a welcoming environment for international students,” said Professor Dolores O’ Riordan, Vice-President for Global Engagement, UCD. “These partnerships will not only provide valuable opportunities for Indian students to study in Ireland but also foster cultural exchange and mutual learning, benefiting both nations.”

These transformative initiatives underscore UCD’s commitment to cultivating global partnerships that reach beyond borders, enriching the academic sphere worldwide. As we embark on this collaborative journey, we eagerly anticipate contributing to global dialogues on technological advancement, sustainable practices, and societal trends. In doing so, we aspire to not only forge enduring friendships but also to cultivate lasting partnerships between Ireland and India.

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