Bond University continues to strengthen and expand its global network, announcing that it has just signed new partnership agreements with three leading universities from across the world.
Each new partner, the Indian School of Business (ISB) in Hyderabad – linked to some of the world’s top business schools – the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law (USC), in Los Angeles and China’s Fudan University School of Law, based in Shanghai, adds to Bond's existing presence in key international economies.
The partnerships see Bond’s Bond Business School link with the ISB, while its Faculty of Law has partnered with the USC’s renowned Gould School of Law and China’s Fudan University School of Law, with each new partner providing opportunities for academic and student exchange, in addition to research collaboration.
According to Bond University’s General Manager Strategic Partnerships, Brett Walker, these partnerships are a positive reflection on Bonds reputation for teaching and academic excellence.
“These partnerships are with universities that are ranked among the top institutions in the world, reflecting on the strength of the Bond education brand,” Mr Walker said.
“Each partnership provides access to an incredible network that will enhance the opportunities for our students and staff alike to collaborate and network within the world’s largest economy, the United States and two of its fastest growing – and vital Australian trading partners – China and India.”
The new partnerships are all with universities that are ranked in the top 100 global institutions in either the Times Higher Education Rankings or the US Financial Times Global MBA Rankings.
The Indian School of Business is linked to some of the world’s top business schools, the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, London Business School, the MIT Sloan School of Management and The Fletcher School at Tufts University – placing Bond University’s Bond Business School amongst elite company.
China’s Fudan University is ranked third in China and first in Shanghai, while the Gould School of Law is one of the leading Law School’s in the United States and just as importantly establishes a link with the West Coast, as Bond’s first partnership there.
Bond University Acting Vice- Chancellor, Professor Garry Marchant is excited about the prospects of these partnerships, seeing each individual new addition to Bond’s network as providing an added benefit to its students and staff.
“These new partnerships are an incredible addition to Bond’s existing array of partners, with each providing a strategic link to some of the most dynamic economic regions on earth. “Hyderabad in India is considered the country’s IT capital, Shanghai in China, its financial centre and California, which has an economy nearly the size of Italy’s - expanding the opportunities for our students and staff within each individual nation,” Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Marchant said.
“It is just another illustration of one of our key aims as an institution; to give our students access to global networks that will enable them to utilise business and alumni links from around the world to help them achieve their career and life goals.”
The partnerships will begin in September, which is the third semester of the academic calendar at Bond, due to its fast tracked, three semesters a year degree program.