Latest Kerala Local News: IIM Kozhikode to set up “India-Japan study and research”
Kozhikode: The Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode has given the green light to the proposal to establish an “India-Japan Center for Studies and Research” to improve management education and research skills in the specific areas of mutual interest between the two countries.
Announcing the Centre, Professor Debashis Chatterjee, Director of the IIMK, added, “India and Japan have a long history of bilateral development cooperation. Over the years, relations between the two countries have progressed to greater heights, especially in the economic, cultural and industrial fields. Considering the current prospects of the interest of the two countries in various fields, we have established this study and research center. .”
Professor Rajib Shaw from Keio University in Japan has been appointed visiting professor to advise the IIMK on the Center’s activities in Japan. He added “I congratulate the IIMK for the establishment of this center. It will have immense potential to contribute not only to two of our countries, it can serve beyond bilateral collaboration to generate and implement new innovations”
IIM Kozhikode has continuous collaboration and links with more than 50 foreign universities for student exchange programs through international immersions. IIM Kozhikode has an institutional mission to “globalize Indian thought” and aims to expand the institute’s academic association with other foreign countries through education and research to foster future education and research activities beneficial to both collaborating partners, the institute said in a press release.
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An Overview of Global Events in 2023
In 2023, the world witnessed a myriad of events that left a lasting impact on global affairs. From political developments and economic shifts to environmental challenges and breakthroughs in science and technology, the year was marked by significant changes and a sense of urgency for collective action. Here’s an overview of some of the latest world news in 2023.
Political Unrest and Diplomatic Strides:
In the political arena, several regions experienced unrest and geopolitical tensions. The ongoing conflict in the Middle East continued to dominate headlines, with efforts towards peace and stability remaining elusive. However, there were also moments of diplomatic breakthroughs as nations engaged in dialogues to ease tensions and work towards lasting solutions.
The global economy faced both challenges and opportunities. Trade disputes between major powers affected markets, while some countries grappled with debt crises. On the other hand, emerging economies showed resilience and promising growth, fueling optimism for a more balanced global economic landscape.
Innovation surged forward in the tech industry, with breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, renewable energy, and space exploration. Quantum computing achieved milestones, promising radical transformations across industries. Renewable energy sources gained traction, with many countries setting ambitious goals to combat climate change.
Climate Crisis and Environmental Resilience:
As the climate crisis intensified, extreme weather events wreaked havoc in various parts of the world. Wildfires, hurricanes, and floods reminded humanity of the urgent need for climate action. In response, governments and communities across the globe doubled down on efforts to reduce carbon emissions, invest in sustainable infrastructure, and protect biodiversity.
Health and Pandemic Management:
Health remained a global priority as countries continued to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. With the emergence of new variants, vaccination efforts and public health measures remained crucial to curbing the spread of the virus. There were also significant advancements in medical research and technology, offering hope for better preparedness in handling future health crises.
Sports and Cultural Milestones:
Amidst the challenges, the world found moments of joy and unity through sports and culture. International sporting events brought together athletes from diverse backgrounds, promoting solidarity and camaraderie. Cultural exchanges and celebrations showcased the richness of human diversity and fostered mutual understanding.
In conclusion, the year 2023 was a dynamic period filled with significant events that shaped the course of history. From political unrest to technological advancements and environmental challenges, the world witnessed the complexities of the global landscape. While obstacles remained, there were also encouraging developments and collaborative efforts towards a more sustainable, peaceful, and prosperous future for all nations. As we move forward, the lessons learned from these events serve as a reminder of the importance of collective action and cooperation to address shared global challenges.