Academic leaders from 30 countries participate in Chandigarh University’s Global Education Summit

Focused on fostering global collaboration in higher education and achieving inclusiveness through internationalization of higher education, Chandigarh University (CU) is hosting a three-day Global Education Summit (GES-2023), which started on Monday (October 9).


The academic leaders, which includes vice-chancellors, presidents, and top officials, of more than 40 universities from across 30 countries like UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Russia, South Africa, Ethiopia, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Nepal, Kazakhstan, Japan, Uzbekistan etc are taking part. The Summit is being held on the theme ‘Creating Professional Leaders for ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’. While 20 academic leaders are participating in the Global Summit in-person, 27 others are joining through virtual mode.

 The inaugural session of the education summit was attended by – Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Founder and Chairman, Daffodil International University and President, Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP), Bangladesh; Prof. Abhay Purohit, President, Council of Architecture (CoA); Prof. (Dr.) Sibrandes Poppema, President, Sunway University, Malaysia; and Ms. Anju Ranjan, Dy. Director General, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).

On the sidelines of the Education summit, several universities formalized partnerships, resulting in collaborative research initiatives, student exchange programs, and joint academic projects. These agreements pave the way for future global collaborations in education and research.