DIU delegation joins Erasmus+ Harmony project’s conference in India
A four-member delegation of Daffodil International University (DIU) Bangladesh participated in the first harmony conference and project meeting titled "Internationalization and Virtual Exchange: Borderless between European Union and Asian Countries" in India recently, said a press release.
Dr Mohamed Emran Hossain, director (administration) and member, board of trustees of DIU, led the delegation at the conference hosted by Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) University, Mumbai.
The objective of the two-day interactive hybrid conference was to share internationalisation initiatives and learn good academic and research practices from leading universities in Bangladesh, Bulgaria, India, Lithuania, Spain, Slovenia and Vietnam.
DIU is one of the partners of this Erasmus+ CBHE Harmony Project that has been funded with almost 1 million euros in total from the European Commission and includes 11 universities of Asian and European countries as partners.
The EU harmony project aims to support the modernisation, accessibility and internationalisation of higher education institutions like DIU and other partners of the project.
Along with sessions from ACU, SII and project partners, Syed Raihan-Ul-Islam, senior assistant director (international affairs), DIU presented a session on "DIU's Best Practices of Digitalization and International Mobility Programs" at the conference.
Around 120 faculty, university leaders and staff from EU Harmony Consortium member universities who are involved in internationalisation efforts attended the conference in person and virtually.
Dr Rafael de Miguel, coordinator; and Dr Olesea SIRBU, co-coordinator of the Harmony Project, along with members from project partners attended a meeting at the conference for planning and evaluation.
The EU harmony project's overall objective and the main underpinning of partner countries is to have an impact and trigger reform processes at higher education institutions, enabling them to strategically manage internationalisation in the provision of education, research, mobility and services.
NMIMS and project partner universities including DIU signed collaboration agreements at the end of the conference.