NOVEMBER 14, 2023

MOU with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

MOU with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

University of Balamand Signs a Strategic Memorandum of Understanding with the Top QS Ranked Institution in India, the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, for International Collaboration in Education and Research.

In a groundbreaking academic development, the University of Balamand (UOB) has signed a transformative Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), a leading educational institution currently ranking 1st in India and standing tall at 149th in the QS World University Ranking 2024.

Established in 1958, IIT Bombay has earned global recognition as a frontrunner in engineering education and research. Renowned for its exceptional quality of graduates, the institution attracts students nationwide to enroll in its bachelor, master, and doctoral programs. IIT Bombay's research and academic initiatives are propelled by a distinguished faculty, several of whom are acclaimed for their international research contributions.

The MOU, a testament to the commitment of both institutions towards fostering international cooperation in education and research, was signed by Dr. Elias Warrak, President of the University of Balamand and Prof. Subhasis Chaudhri, Director of the IIT Bombay, on 17 October 2023. This collaboration stands as a testament to the fact that the University of Balamand and the Faculty of Engineering are strategically positioning themselves as global players, cultivating partnerships with distinguished, top-notch educational institutions of the highest caliber for advancing engineering innovation and sustainability.

Vice President for Internationalization and Engagement and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, at the University of Balamand, Professor Rami Abboud expressed his delightfulness to joining hands with IIT Bombay, stating: “This strategic partnership perfectly aligns with UOB’s vision of providing faculty members and students with a global perspective. We look forward to the exciting opportunities this collaboration will bring to our academic and engineering community. This partnership will confidently foster cultural exchange between both institutions, contributing significantly to global progress in education, research and academia. Personally, this MoU fills me with pride to reconnect with India, a country that I have always considered as my home number 3 after Lebanon and Scotland, having supervised over 400 graduates from India whilst in Scotland”. ​​