Welcome to the OBREAL Global Indian Chapter

With the launch of the National Education policy 2020, internationalization of Higher education has come to the forefront of discussions. The COVID pandemic has also fueled this as we see a lot of collaborations between Indian and Foreign universities being active. This has lent credence to the ongoing collaborative activities of a few OBREAL Global HEIs members like Symbiosis International (Deemed University)- SIU Pune, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Chennai, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, Asian Institute of Design, Bengaluru, and National Institute of Technology Surathkal, with OBREAL Global Secretariat, headquartered in Barcelona, Spain and some of OBREAL Global European members (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden).

Based on the successful implementation of several EU-Indian projects conducted during the last six years (MIELES, EQUAM-BI), this group of HEIs has agreed to come together to establish the Indian Chapter of OBREAL – Global.

The initiative, that will count on the support of European, African, Arab and Latin American institutions members of OBREAL Global and looks forward to working together with the FICCI, HE sectors and the Association of Indian Universities.

The OBREAL Global Chapter India will be head-quartered in Bengaluru at the Asian Institute of Design and Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Pro Chancellor, SIU will be the first Chair of the OBREAL Global Indian Chapter. 

Coordinating and Featured Institutions 

These are the coordinating institutions of the Indian Chapter since 2020..

27 Jun
OBREAL Global at the Universities20 conference hosted by Symbiosis International University in Pune.
Symbiosis International University, chair of the Indian chapter of OBREAL Global,  in collaboration with the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), successfully organised the Universities20 Conference (Uni20) from June 19th to [...]
15 Mar
SIU-AIU Annual Conference on Internationalisation of Higher Education
Symbiosis International University and the Association of Indian Universities, in collaboration with the Indian Chapter of OBREAL Global, are organising the sixth edition of the International Conference on Internationalisation of Higher Education (IHE) [...]
3 Mar
Ceremony of Symbiosis Golden Jubilee
Symbiosis International University, which chairs the OBREAL Global India chapter, is holding a ceremony to commemorate the Symbiosis Golden Jubilee. It will take place on March 6th at Symbiosis International [...]
11 Nov
OBREAL Global in the November edition of the FICCI Education Wrap
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Indiustry – FICCI –, and in particular FICCI’s Higher Education Team, publishes the FICCI EduWrap, a quarterly newsletter focused on different topics [...]
13 Oct
The recordings of Session 1 of the Interregional Dialogues on the Internationalisation of Higher Education between India and South America are now available.
The first of the OBREAL Global’s Interregional Dialogues series is being organised by the Brazilian Association for Higher Education – FAUBAI –, Symbiosis International University, the South American and the Indian OBREAL [...]
04 MAY

We would like to announce the CESA Higher Education in Focus series of events which will take place between May and June.

01 MAY

The Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) and the Office of the Vice President for Learning and Teaching are launching a series of online Learning & Teaching Research Showcase events.