IIM-K signs pact with Leeds University Business School

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The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM-K) has signed an agreement of co-operation with Leeds University Business School, UK.

The agreement is another step in the internationalisation efforts of the institute and it will enable both the institutions to carry out activities such as exchange of students, exchange of faculty members and collaborative research on contemporary management issues, according to Dr M.K. Nandakumar, Chairman, International Exchange Programme, IIM-K.

The agreement was signed between Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director of IIM-K, and Prof. Mark Smelik, Associate Dean (External Relations) of Leeds University Business School.

Dr Nandakumar said that top class researchers at Leeds University attracted substantial amount of research funding from various international agencies every year. The partnership would provide plenty of opportunities to the researchers at IIM-K to collaborate with the researchers at Leeds University and conduct research in varied areas of management.

The Centre for International Business at Leeds University has run an India-focused research centre, funded by the British Government. Leeds University has plans to enhance this centre and ensure its continuation.

The centre is interested in running research projects in association with IIM-K on inward and outward investments, links with the UK and analysis of economic performance and investment attractiveness of Indian cities.

Prof. Peter Moizer, Dean of Leeds University Business School, and Prof. Mark Smelik were on a visit to IIM-K to discuss various areas of collaboration between the two institutions, Dr. Nandakumar said.


The Hindu Business Line, March 15, 2012