Canada’s University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) and Lovely Professional University (LPU) enter Academic Collaboration

· Two LPU students to go to UFV for exchange program at Indian Fee- structure.



Jalandhar: Canada’s University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) and Lovely Professional University (LPU) have entered academic collaboration. The collaboration between two universities, UFV & LPU, will focus on different areas of common interest. These areas include organisation of conferences, seminars, faculty & students visits/exchange programs, exploration of common research interests, co-operative projects etc.  The representatives from Canadian university led by Mr R Philips, Head of International Marketing (Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe), met LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal. The visitors held mutual discussions on common interests for further academic strengthening of both the universities.
Elaborating about the collaboration, Chancellor Mr Mittal said: “In the first phase of this collaboration both LPU and UFV will work together on different programs.  Under this two LPU students of Business programme can study one year at UFV by paying normal Indian fees.” Mr Mittal further informed: “In next phase, this collaboration would work in research programs of agriculture, animation and computer sciences.”
Feeling excited about this tie-up, Mr Philips said: “Although we are already working with universities of Mumbai and Delhi, yet I feel that working with LPU in Punjab will certainly enable us to work closely with Indian Universities. We indeed anticipate a fast pace journey with LPU.”
UFV is a Canadian public university with campuses in (Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission and Hope) British Columbia.  Founded in 1974 for expanded vocational training, it has grown rapidly as one of the largest university in Canada.  UFV already has students from many ethnic, religious and national backgrounds, and has developed an emphasis in Indian and South Asian studies.      

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