As we head into the new academic year there is much to Muse from this summer’s activities. One piece of personal good news is that I am slowly shedding the 10 pounds gained in my freshman year at CSU and found a commuting cycling route that includes a shower.
One focus of this summer has been to diversify our partnerships in the international arena. A small group traveled to India in early August, just at the end of their monsoon season to sign a memorandum of understanding with Amity University and to rekindle a relationship with national research professor C.N.R. Rao at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research. Amity is one of the largest private universities in India and is a remarkable story. It was founded as one of the first private business schools in India. They have six campuses in India and six around the world (UK, Singapore, China, Africa and two in the US) with 120,000 students all constructed in just eight years! The campus we visited in Delhi is quite new with approximately 24,000 students. The academic programs and degrees align remarkably well with CSU given Amity’s strengths in natural resources, water, agriculture and engineering. They are currently building a 400 bed hospital and medical school. The agreement we signed was broad and intended to open academic and research partnerships with CSU. Continue reading