At Guru Nanak Institutions, our collaborations include working on joint research in various areas of study, reviewing academic papers, faculty & students exchange, organizing conferences and giving seminar papers. Our view is that collaborations work best when they are driven by shared interests of academics – instruction, teaching and research. With the above in view, GNI has successfully collaborated with the following universities.

University of Huddersfield, UK
Deakin University, Australia
Northern Arizona University
Newcastle University
Pittsburg State University
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville


The aims of this network are:

  • Exploration of collaborative research projects.
  • Exchange of teaching and research staff.
  • Organisation of joint academic activities such as seminars, lectures, conferences.
  • Exchange of academic materials and other information of common interest to both the parties including research papers.
  • Possible future exchange of students.

ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD :

  • 24,000 students out of which 78 percent are pursuing undergraduate courses while others are enrolled in postgraduate courses with female to male student ratio being 56:44.
  • World’s No. 1 in student satisfaction with students from 120 countries studying in more than 500 courses on offer.
  • 94% of its students move into employment or further study within six months of leaving the University. This places the university joint 16th in Unistats and top in its region. HESA 2009/10
  • The average salaries of its undergraduate and postgraduate graduates have increased from £22,800 in 2010 to £23,800 in 2011. HESA 2009/10
  • Huddersfield is among the UK’s top 10 providers of ‘sandwich’ courses – where its students undertake a paid work placement in industry or commerce. HESA data
  • It is popular among postgraduate researchers – the University has been rated above average in the national Postgraduate Research Experience survey since 2007.
  • Huddersfield consistently offers a higher number of jobs to students and graduates than almost any other university in the region and runs one of the most successful ‘Jobshops’ in Yorkshire and Humberside.
  • Research is important to it and hence it is home to world’s leading applied research groups in accelerator physics, nano surface measurement, contemporary music and social care.
  • The University is among the top 15 in the Universities’ Green League 2010. People & Planet’s Green League 2011
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DEAKIN UNIVERSITY :

  • Deakin University has won the prestigious Australian University of the Year award twice.
  • Itwas commended with six Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning at the 2009 Australian Learning and Teaching Council Awards.
  • Deakin maintains close links with government, leading corporations and professional associations, ensuring that its courses are relevant, practical and deliver the skills in demand.
  • Established in the 1970s as one of the new generation of Australian universities, Deakin combines a university's traditional focus on excellent teaching and research with a desire to seek new ways of developing and delivering courses.
  • It provides access to the latest industry-standard facilities such as Deakin's Motion.Lab at the Melbourne Campus at Burwood and theGeelong Technology Precinct at the Geelong Campus at Waurn Ponds.
  • Deakin has students from all over the world and can study on every continent via study abroad and exchange programs.
  • Deakin has campuses in Melbourne, Geelong and Warrnambool, providing convenience and accessibility whether one wants to study in regional or rural Victoria or in the city.
  • Deakin is one of Australia's largest universities, with more than 39,000 students, yet the campuses have a strong community feeling and provide a supportive study environment.
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Northern Arizona University :

  • Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a public university located in Flagstaff, Arizona, United States. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and has 36 satellite campuses in the state of Arizona. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees.
  • The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education classifies NAU as a research university with high research activity. NAU is governed by the Arizona Board of Regents.
  • Perched at 6,950 feet (2,120 m) above sea level, the main campus is surrounded by the largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest on the North American continent and enjoys a four-season climate. Snow is common in winter, with accumulations most prevalent in December and January. Winter skiing is accessible at Arizona Snowbowl, an alpine ski resort located on the San Francisco Peaks, 7 miles (11 km) northwest of Flagstaff.
  • NAU is ranked 78th on Forbes Magazine's "America's Best Public Colleges" list and is ranked 460th overall on Forbes "America's Best Colleges 2010" list. It has 93 academic programs; and consists of six colleges.
  • NAU houses the College of Education, College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences, College of Health and Human Services ,College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, The W.A. Franke College of Business.
  • Student athletes compete at national, international, and professional levels in football, basketball, baseball, ice hockey, track and field, tennis, and swimming and diving. The university participates in fifteen intercollegiate sports programs. NAU teams compete at the Walkup Skydome, which is a multipurpose building that provides facilities for football, basketball, indoor track and field, soccer, weight lifting, lacrosse, student recreation, major concert events, commencements, intramurals, and a variety of other university and community activities.
  • NAU has more than 200 recognized professional, academic, service and social organizations, an intramural sports program, The Lumberjack student newspaper, and active residence hall organizations.
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Newcastle University :

  • Newcastle University is a public research university located in Newcastle upon Tyne in the north-east of England. It was established as a School of Medicine and Surgery in 1834 and became the University of Newcastle upon Tyne by an Act of Parliament in August 1963. Newcastle University can be described as a red brick university and is a member of the Russell Group, an association of research-intensive UK universities. The University has one of the largest EU research portfolios in the UK. The post-nominal letters of graduates commonly have N'cle attached to indicate the institution.
  • The university occupies a campus site close to Haymarket in central Newcastle upon Tyne. It is located to the northwest of the city centre between the open spaces of Leazes Park and the Town Moor.
  • It holds a series of public lectures called 'Insights' each year in the Curtis Auditorium in the Herschel Building. Many of the University's partnerships with companies, like Red Hat, are housed in the Herschel Annex.
  • The University describes itself as a civic university, with a role to play in society by bringing its research to bear on issues faced by communities (local, national or international).It is focusing a major part of its research into tackling three profound challenges facing global society; namely Ageing, Sustainability and Social Renewal. In 2012, the University opened the Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal to address issues of social and economic change, representing the research-led academic schools across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Business School.
  • In September 2008, the University's first overseas branch was opened in Singapore, a Marine International campus called, NUMI Singapore. In 2011, the Medical School opened a campus in Malaysia, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed).
  • The university won the Sunday Times University of the Year award in 2000 and is ranked 9th best in the UK by the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities in 2007. The majority of undergraduate subjects were also ranked in the top 10 or top 20 in the Times Good University Guide 2008 and all of its subjects are awarded at least 20 points out of 24 by the Quality Assurance Agency. The University Library is the only one in the UK to have been awarded the government's Charter Mark for excellent customer services five times in a row. The University has one of the best track records for graduate employment in the country, and the Careers Service has won seven prestigious national careers awards in recent years by the Institute of Career Guidance.
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Pittsburg State University :

  • Pittsburg State University, also called Pitt State or PSU, is a public university with approximately 7,100 students (5,900 undergraduates and 1,200 graduate students) located in Pittsburg, Kansas, United States. A large percentage of the student population consists of residents within the Pittsburg region; the gender proportion is relatively equal. Almost 89% of the students are Americans. Pitt State also has an 19:1 student-to-faculty ratio. It is a member of the Kansas Board of Regents. Currently, it has an endowment of around $40,000,000. The student newspaper of Pittsburg State University is the Collegio.
  • Located in the southeast Kansas, the 223-acre (0.90 km2) campus is also the home of the $30 million Kansas Technology Center, a state-of-the-art technology program in the largest academic building in Kansas.
  • PSU is the only university in the United States to feature a gorilla as a mascot. The concept of the mascot was conceived in 1920, and officially adopted on January 15, 1925. Current mascot, Gus, was designed in 1985 by L. Michael Hailey.
  • PSU also operates a satellite campus in the Kansas City Metro Area, the Kansas City Metro Center Campus, offering a variety of master's degrees in education.
  • PSU is organized into the following schools and colleges:
    • College of Arts and Science
    • Kelce College of Business
    • College of Education
    • College of Technology
    The Pittsburg State University Spirit Squad, coached by Linda Graham, won the 2001 UCA National College Championships in Orlando, Florida
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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville :

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, (commonly abbreviated SIUE or The "e"), established in 1957, is a coeducational, public university in Edwardsville, Illinois, United States . SIUE is located on 2,660 acres of trees and lakes, making it one of the largest college campuses in the U.S. by land area. The campus is home to a wide variety of university programs and facilities--- classroom and labs, arts and theatre spaces, research centers, student housing, and athletic and recreational venues.
  • The Vadalabene Center (also known as the "VC"), named after state senator Sam M. Vadalabene, opened in 1983 and is the focal point for SIUE athletics, containing many of the university's sports facilities.
  • Housing consists of several residence halls and Cougar Village, which are the university's on-campus apartments. All campus student accommodations are suite-style and furnished. Each contains social lounges and multiple service units such as computer labs and Learning Resource Centers.
  • The Southwest Illinois Advanced Manufacturing Center (SIAM) was launched in 2005, performing applied and basic research for product/process development and improvement. The center is funded by the U. S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration.
  • The Environmental Resource Training Center (ERTC) is designated by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) as the State of Illinois' center for continuing education of personnel involved in the operation, maintenance and management of drinking water and wastewater treatment systems.
  • The majority of SIUE's students are from Illinois, with out-of-state and foreign students accounting for 9.68% of enrollment. The university offers numerous extracurricular activities to its students, including athletics, honor societies, student clubs and organizations, as well as fraternities and sororities. The university has an alumni base close to 90,000. Alumni and former students have gone on to prominent careers in government, business, science, medicine, education, sports, and entertainment.
  • The university is classified as a Master's college and university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. SIUE confers degrees from its following eight colleges and schools.
    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • School of Business
    • School of Education
    • School of Engineering School of Nursing
    • School of Dental Medicine
    • School of Pharmacy
    • Graduate School
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