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Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE) : Overview

The Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE) was formalized through a Board of Management (BOM) resolution made in February 2008.

The mandate that is given to this department is to streamline the processes related to International Collaborations, participation in International Conferences & Seminars, International Student Mobility, Setting up of Area Study Centres etc. Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Principal Director, Symbiosis is the Executive Director of Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE) under the aegis of the Symbiosis International (Deemed University).

The Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE) is a department of the University, providing leadership & support for the University's efforts to internationalize the campus and the curricula.

Vision

Promoting international understanding through quality education



Mission
  • To ensure a truly diverse student, faculty and staff community at SIU offering all its members a cosmopolitan ecosystem to grow in
  • To facilitate transformative global learning, innovative and interdisciplinary scholarship, and cross-cultural engagement opportunities for all students and faculty.
  • To ensure international perspectives are well reflected in curriculum offerings, faculty research, global immersion programs, community outreach and service learning projects, student and faculty representation, and all relevant activities of the university
  • To promote multicultural and global competencies
  • To strengthen the university’s research profile and research quality through international collaborations
  • To enhance the overall quality of education at SIU through internationalization at home and abroad.
Objectives:

SCIE is committed to achieving its mission through the following:

  • By building global and international networks of like-minded individuals and organisations
  • By offering global immersion programmes such as semester/faculty exchange, study abroad and internship/volunteering opportunities to faculty and students
  • By conducting intercultural awareness and development training
  • By learning and implementing effective internationalization at home initiatives
Internationalization at Symbiosis works on multiple tracks, for which the Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE)
has three departments:
  1. International students admissions and student events: Admissions of international students are centralized for all the constituent institutes of Symbiosis International (Deemed University) and routed through the SCIE.
  2. International Promotions and international student relations : The department is the focal point of all activities that are related to internationalization, especially, the welfare of international students.
  3. International initiatives and collaborations: SCIE has designed unique programs of interest to facilitate student and faculty mobility and research collaborations. This department works in collaboration with Universities from the European Union, USA, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Australia and Malaysia for providing academic mobility.

For more information and details about SCIE please log on to our website: www.scie.ac.in

International Initiatives and Collaborations:

Symbiosis International (Deemed University) encourages an environment that promotes diversity in the student body. It encourages International students to study at its institutes and helps Indian students to visit and gain experience at international universities. SIU has agreements with universities from different parts of the world for academic Collaborations.

Student Programs:

Global Immersion Program (For SIU students)

Symbiosis International (Deemed University) encourages students to participate in the Global Immersion Program (GIP). This includes:

1. Study Abroad during the Floating Credit Semester for Undergraduate students:

Under this initiative the Symbiosis International (Deemed University) (SIU) students get an opportunity to Study Abroad for a semester at the University, of their choice. To facilitate the Student mobility, SIU has the Floating credit semester, which allows students to undertake subjects of their choice, and so mapping of the actual course content is not required. This facilitates the students to undertake subjects other than their current courses structure as well.

2. Semester Abroad:

This gives the SIU students an opportunity to study at the host university with mutual recognition of the credit hours arising there from allowing the ease of credit transfers. The SIU students also can get the benefit of tuition waivers.

3. Summer/Winter Schools:

The SIU students attend summer schools which usually last for two to four weeks in duration and are normally held in spring or summer or winter. The program facilitates visits by students and faculty to learn about the business environment, Global issues, Finance, Art and many such topics, culture of the respective countries and visits to various industrial and business establishments in the host country. They also get the benefit of credit transfers for the Summer/Winter schools.

4. Overseas Internships:

SIU encourages students to go out for internships or conducting research on various topics.

For Incoming students
1. Semester Exchange/Abroad

The students from foreign university come to attend one/two semester/s at Symbiosis institute and earn credits through this program.

2. Study India Program/Engage India

SCIE offers two to four weeks customized program imparting international students and NRI/PIO children an unparalleled opportunity to experience a combination of academics with diverse cultural activities. Some of the Activities undertaken under this concept are Academic sessions, Cultural Heritage walks, outbound trips, visits to NGO’s, industrial visits, performing arts, Health Modules

Faculty Programs
1. Scholar-In-Residence

This program was developed to share best academic practices, developing in house global competencies and international links. Some of the activities that the Scholar is expected are conducting Guest lecturers/workshops/Symposia, Participation in teaching, review and internationalizing the Curriculum, Development and evaluation of research, Faculty development program/ faculty Seminar, Conceptualizing-contributing and editing research journals, joint paper presentations in international conferences.

2. Visiting Scholars

This is an initiative taken to attract distinguished academicians/personalities to Symbiosis International (Deemed University) for short term period to teach course in their area of expertise, Foster multiculturalism, diversity and academic excellence. They are also expected to undertake: development and evaluation of research, faculty development program/ Seminar, conducting special course / expert workshops, developing grant projects.

3. Lecture Series

SCIE organizes lectures by eminent faculties of International repute at different institutes of Symbiosis.

4. Joint Research

The Institutes at SIU apply for Research Grants with the International partners and are expected to produce more creative research outcomes by establishing common research themes.

5. Faculty Exchange

SIU is actively involved in sending Faculty to foreign Universities on short term. This encourages the Faculty to get an opportunity to teach or conduct joint research, conducting lectures, focusing on the Indian or comparative perspective and on similar assignments foreign faculty comes to Symbiosis Institutes.

Global Collaborations

The Symbiosis Centre for Internal Education (SCIE) has global collaborations with various international institutions. They are as follows:

Sr. No.

University / Organization

Country

1

Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL)

Germany

2

Deakin University

Australia

3

ESSEC Business School (BBA)

France

4

Technishe Hochschule Nurnberg (Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences ) 

Germany

5

Hochschule Bremen University of Applied Sciences

Germany

6

Leibniz Universität Hannover

Germany

7

Leeds Beckett University

United Kingdom

8

Nanyang Technological University

Singapore

9

Ritsumeikan University

Japan

10

ISEG Lisbon School of Economics & Management

Portugal

11

Ontario Universities International

Canada

12

Universite Paris- Dauphine

France

13

Flensburg University of Applied Sciences

Germany

14

Chuo University

Japan

15

Edith Cowan University

Australia

16

ESC Rennes University

France

17

Kenyatta University

Kenya

18

Leiden University

Netherlands

19

University of Dar-es-Salaam

Tanzania

20

Alliance 4 Universities A-4U

Spain

21

1.DHBW Heidenheim
2.DHBW Ravensburg
3.DHBW Karlsruhe

Germany

22

Macquarie University

Australia

23

Kings University College of Western University

Canada

24

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

South Africa

25

School of International Business and
Entrepreneurship (SIBE) GmbH

Germany

26

Arizona State University

USA

27

Universitat Pompeu Fabra( Pompeu Fabra University), Barcelona

Spain

28

Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)- MoU

Germany

29

Universitas Ahmad Dahlan

Indonesia

30

Charles University in Prague

Czech Republic

31

University of Kigali

Rwanda

32

WuFeng University

Taiwan

33

University of New Hampshire

USA

34

J F Oberlin

Japan

35

Helsinki University

Finland

36

Lahti University of Applied Sciences (LAMK)

Finland

37

Takasaki University of Commerce

Japan

38

University of Wolverhampton

UK

39

Kampala University

Uganda

40

Sungkyunkwan University

South Korea

41

The International University of Grand-Bassam

Ivory Coast

42

Fordham University, Gabelli School of Business Bronx, New York

USA

43

Nottingham Trent University

UK

44

Universidad Carlos III De Madrid

Spain

45

University of Adelaide

Australia

46

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi

Thailand

47

University of Malaya

Malaysia

48

University of Queensland

Australia

49

Jagiellonian University of Kraków

Poland

50

Bond University

Australia

51

Stiftung Universität Hildesheim

Germany

52

Kansai Gaidai University

Japan

53

Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology

Malta

54

Hochschule Mainz - University of Applied Sciences

Germany

55

University of Johanesburg

South Africa 

56

Masaryk University

Czech Replublic

57

HECI (ERASMUS )

France

58

Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt University of Applied Sciences

Germany

59

Osaka University of Economics & law

Japan

60

University of Latvia

Latvia

61

Nipissing University

Canada

62

The Pennsylvania State University- Dickison School of Law at University Park

USA

63

Washburn University

USA

64

Lingnan university

Hong Kong

65

Swinburne University of Technology ( MoU + Student Exchange Agreement)

Australia

66

Teesside University

UK

67

University of Leeds

UK

68

RUDN University

Russia

69

University of Jaén

Spain

70

National University of ireland (NUI) Galway

Ireland

71

Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski

Bulgeria

72

Providence University

Taiwan

73

National Taiwan Normal University

Taiwan

74

Kultahya Dumlupinar University

Turkey

75

University of Cologne

Germany

Highlights of Major Initiatives of 2019

Dr. Jane Knight Scholar-in-Residence (13-Dec-18 to 11-Jan-19)

Dr. Jane Knight, Adjunct Professor, Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada was at SIU. During her stay she visited all the institutes under SIU including Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Noida & Nashik. She interacted with the Directors of different SIU institutes and also faculty.

Launch of Symbiosis Centre for European Studies (SCES) (19th January 2019 at 1.30 pm)

SCES was launched on 19th January 2019 at 1.30 pm, at the hands of Mr Andrej Babis, Hon'ble Prime Minister of the Czech Republic at the Symbiosis International (Deemed University) Viman Nagar, Pune campus.

The objectives of this centre are –

  • Foster the study of and innovative research on Europe among SIU faculty as well as graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Facilitate the training of new generations of scholars and experts in European studies.
  • Work as a host unit for researchers and multi-disciplinary research projects.
  • Serve as a forum for vibrant discussions on contemporary affairs in Europe and its impact on the global economy which will nurture the exchange of ideas across disciplines, sectors and generations.
Internationalization of Higher Education Conference-4th April,2019 to 6th April,2019

Title: Building Strategic partnerships towards Collaborative International Learning”-Invitation for International Conference

Date: 4th April,2019 to 6th April,2019

The SIU-AIU Conference was held in Pune, India, on 5th and 6th April 2019. A curtain raiser in the form of a roundtable discussion was held before the conference on 4th April 2019. The conference, titled ‘Building Sustainable Partnerships towards Collaborative International Learning’ was organized jointly by the Association of Indian Universities (SIU-AIU) and the Symbiosis International (Deemed University). Many eminent scholars, researchers, Vice Chancellors from different Universities across the country, Foreign scholars and delegates were present for the conference.

Delegation visit :

The Peoples' Friendship, University of Russia; RUDN University- (13th May,2019)

The Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University) visited SIU on 13th May 2019 and included Mrs. Larisa Efremova, Vice Rector International Affairs, RUDN, Dr. Yurji Razumny, Mr. Poyda, Dr. Sergei Fondeyev as part of the delegation. Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Pro Chancellor- SIU & Executive Director-SCIE, as well as The Registrar, Directors of the Institutes were present. MoU was signed and exchanged between the two Universities.

University of Adelaide- Workshop by Prof.Nancy Cromar (31st May, 2019 to 1st June,2019)

Prof. Nancy Cromar, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) from University from Adelaide conducted workshop at SIU, Lavale on 31st May,2019 & on 1st June 2019 at S.B. Road.

Prof Cromar was instrumental in revamping the internationalization policy for the University of Adelaide. She conducted a workshop for the SIU Institutes Directors, Deputy directors and Mentor Faculty for understanding the best practices at both Universities. She also conducted a workshop for SCIE staff to understand and share the best practices of internationalization at both the universities.

Student Programs

Global Immersion Program

Study Tour to Germany SIT
June 11- 17, 2019 (Batch I)
June 21- 27, 2019 (Batch II)

The tours had academic focus wherein the students had opportunity to visit university, companies, attend lecture and workshop.

Semester Exchange students

Semester Exchange students (joined in July 2019) attended Heritage walk through the city of Pune

Study India Program (7 August to 19 August 2019)

SCIE received 2nd batch from Seiroka ( St. Lukes ) International hospital and Josai international University on Study India program. SCIE is hosting this program in association with Symbiosis College of Nursing (SCON).This is a mix group of 25 participants ( 13 from Seiroka + 12 from Josai) with one professor from Josai International University,- Prof. Mr Daichi Suzuk.

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