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Harvard: Public Health Program Deepens Ties with India’s Jindal Global University

For the past three years, 25-30 students from Jindal Global University (JGU) in India have come to Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs in Cambridge for a three-week intensive summer course focused on the relationship between human rights and development policies and programs.

Organized by the department of global health and population at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and JGU, the course is one of several collaborative efforts that recently got a boost thanks to the formal signing of a “Memorandum of Understanding” (MoU) between the two institutions.

The new agreement was signed July 18, 2018 by Dr. C. Raj Kumar, founding vice chancellor and dean of Jindal Global Law School, and Dr. Michael Grusby, executive dean for administration and acting dean for academic affairs at Harvard Chan School. The MoU underscores both schools’ ongoing commitment to the summer course and to the desire to develop additional joint research and educational activities. Future collaborations will include:

“We’re pleased to have this new Memorandum of Understanding between Harvard Chan School and JGU,” said Dr. Grusby. “We look forward to creating new opportunities for JGU students to pursue their interests in public health, to facilitating future collaborative research and educational activities, and to deepening our School’s already strong bonds in India.”