GTU has taken several initiatives of establishing Global Connect under the “School of Global Business Studies” like the beginning of Indo-German Study Centre, Global Country Study Report for MBA program, International Experience Program and many more. GTU has been involved with some of the Canadian Universities during 2011 & 2012. Dr. Indira Sa-marsekera, President & Vice-Chancellor of University of Alber-ta, Canada & Dr. Akshai Ag-garwal, Vice-Chancellor of GTU inaugurated the Indo-Canadian Study Centre on 11th October 2012 at GTU Gandhinagar Campus as a part of “School of Global Business Studies”. Mr. Jagat Shah, Chairman of Indo-Canadian Business Chamber of Gujarat and many CEOs of Indo-Canadian Companies attended the event. The beginning of Indo-Canadian Study Centre at GTU was a step forward in strengthening the relationship between Canadian Universities and GTU.
After a year long conversation GTU and UOA signed MOU on 11th October 2012 at GTU Gandhinagar Campus. Dr. Indira Samarasekera, President and Vice Chancellor , University of Alberta, Canada was at GTU to sign the MOU between two Universities. The objectives of the MOU are Mobility of faculty and staff, Graduate and Undergraduate students, Joint research activities and publications, Participation in seminars and academic meetings, Exchange of academic materials and other information and joint supervision of GTU PhD Students. Association with the University Of Alberta which has world level recognition is a big opportunity for the students and faculties of GTU.
GTU had organized a Summer Camp Program at University of Alberta, Canada for the students of MBA Program. 35 students were selected on the performance bases on Gujarat level and were given the chance to fly to the University of Alberta, Canada for the Summer Camp Program. The Summer Camp was scheduled on 6th June to 16th July 2011.
Laurentian University, Canada signed the MOU with Gujarat Technological University on 6th June 2011 for the faculty and student exchange programme. Soon after the signing of MoU total 111 students from Pharmacy, Computer Science and Engineering/IT and various institutes visited the Laurentian University under the GTU International Experience Program. The program was held from 15th June to 29th July 2012. Two of the GTU faculties Dr. Anita Mehta , Principal of L.M.Pharmacy, Ahmedabad and Prof. Nirbhay Chaubey, OSD, GTU also went to LU with the group of student.