As New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, it was announced that the BSE Institute of India would partner with New Zealand’s University of Otago. The announcement comes as a positive development between the two countries moving towards development in respective states.
The University of Otago is located in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. The university was established in the year 1869 as the first university of the country. The varsity is known for providing research based environment to its students. The university offers various subjects like Science, Health Sciences, Humanities and Commerce.
BSE Ltd, was founded 141 years ago as Asia’s first stock exchange. Later, BSE Institute was also established to create a training platform for the students in the domain of financial markets. BSE is also known as the financial hub of India.
The partnership between the two institutes will focus on training students in the business based post-graduate programmes, that will be offered jointly by these two institutions. A Memorandum of Understanding has also been signed between the two institutes.
The Director of the University of Otago, Simon Chu, said, “The collaboration would encourage better access for students between the nations and create a stronger research relationship.”
He also said, “Initially, the collaboration will focus on postgraduate programmes at Otago’s School of Business, including several taught Masters programmes and the MBA. The first students to participate in the programme may arrive at Otago at the beginning of next year.”
Otago also has the highest number of Indian students pursuing PhD.
The Vice Chancellor of Otago University, Hariene Hayne, said, “There will be exchange and recruitment opportunities, as well as benefits from the relationships that develop between staff, students and, over time, alumni.”
She further added, “These relationships may also lead to research collaborations and funding opportunities, and can only add to the very fine reputations of both institutions.”
“New Zealand’s education system is world-class, modern and responsive. What I found most interesting is the fact that it is student centric, and focused on supporting students to problem-solve, process information, work with others, create and innovate,” said Ambarish Datta, CEO, BSE Institute Ltd.