21 November 2012

Indian university joins forces with Essex for research on creating a framework for global Masters programmes

The University of Essex and Shiv Nadar University in north India have set up a joint research initiative to produce a framework for creating innovative global Masters programmes.

The project will investigate and recommend a regulatory, academic and support framework for developing courses while also identifying the joint initiatives needed to introduce international Masters degrees.

The work is being supported by a grant from the British Council under the Knowledge Enterprise Partnerships scheme.

The key areas for investigation and evaluation will be:

  • Using innovative technologies to provide effective distance learning, with distance co-supervision and remote ‘synchronous’ and ‘asynchronous’ teaching activities.
  • Integrating academic with co‐curricula activities such as work placements and other work-based experiences.
  • Utilising of the proposed framework and technologies to set up a joint masters programme in Mathematical Finance.

The development of the joint Masters programme will involve the Department of Mathematics and the Institute for Innovations and Inventions in Mathematics and IT (IIIMIT) from the Shiv Nadar University in partnership with various departments at the University of Essex including the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Department of Economics, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, the Finance group at Essex Business School and the Centre for Computational Finance and Economic Agents (CCFEA).

The joint research project will help the seamless creation of all future collaborative international degree programmes by Shiv Nadar University.


Further information

For more information please contact the University of Essex Communications Office on 01206 874377.

About Shiv Nadar University: Shiv Nadar University is an international, multi‐disciplinary research university with the mission to develop and educate the leaders of tomorrow; support research, scholarly and creative endeavours that contribute to the creation of new knowledge; and to create research and teaching programmes that tackle the most pressing problems of India and the global community. Located on a 286‐acre campus in India’s National Capital Region, the University offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in a range of disciplines in engineering, humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, communication, business and education. SNU is a private philanthropic institution established by the Shiv Nadar Foundation in 2011 through an act of the State of Uttar Pradesh.

University of Essex: One of the UK’s top ten universities for research quality, and a world leader in the social sciences, the University of Essex celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2014. We are an internationally-oriented, research-intensive university with a commitment to research-led teaching and the personal development of all our students. We are ranked in the top 20 universities in the world that are less than 50 years old and the top 20 mainstream English universities for student satisfaction. The most internationally diverse campus university in Britain, 40 per cent of our 11,000 students come from 135 different countries overseas.

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