International Academic Partners

Aalto University

Aalto University, Finland was established in 2010 – the result of a merger between three major Finnish universities: Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki School of Economics, and the University of Art and Design, Helsinki. The close collaboration was intended to foster multi-disciplinary education and research by way of blending the scientific, business, and arts faculties. QS World University Rankings 2017 have Aalto listed 13th worldwide in the field of Art and Design. The University has been identified as one of world's 55 technology challenger universities in an analysis by Times Higher Education (THE). According to THE, challenger universities think outside the box on research collaboration and funding, often have innovation at the core of their strategy, bear strong industry links, and invest in research that excels in technological areas.

The University’s Aalto Design Factory focuses on creating an ideal physical and mental working environment for product developers and researchers and enable fruitful interaction between students, researchers, and professionals. Design Factory is centered on lending key support to spark innovation. It aims to gather students and business practitioners along with their research to create a new learning culture and opportunities for continuous experimentation. The Design Factory Global Network (DFGN) has a transcontinental presence in Santiago, Shanghai, Helsinki, Melbourne, Geneva, Seoul, Riga, Philadelphia, Porto, and Leeuwarden.

The Design Factory at Avantika University, Ujjain will mark the network’s first center in India, and thereby South Asia. This collaboration will present hands-on learning experiences for students via a series of real life challenges and industry projects on a global scale – an unprecedented first for students in India. Research students will have opportunities to conduct interdisciplinary research experiments with industry partners and experts from across the globe. Avantika will work in close collaboration with Aalto University’s DFGN to collaborate effectively across cultures, and organizational boundaries that are fostering radical innovations.


Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, consistently ranked among the world’s top science and technology research universities, is Israel’s first university. Since its founding in 1912, the institute has educated generations of engineers, architects, and scientists who have played a key role in laying the State of Israel’s infrastructure and establishing its crucial high-tech industries. Beginning with 17 students, Technion has been Israel’s primary source of technological manpower and the nation’s largest comprehensive academic center for advanced science and technology education, as well as applied research. In addition, Technion is one of only a handful of technology institutes in the world with an affiliated medical school.

The cornerstone laid on April 11, 1912, set in motion a century of progress responding to national and global needs. Technion has grown rapidly, into a global pioneer in fields such as biotechnology, stem cells, space, computer science, nanotechnology, and energy. Three Technion professors have won Nobel Prizes. As Technion celebrated its cornerstone centennial in 2012, Technion City had become a modern miracle – a thriving world center of research and teaching, with 12,850 students and 80 graduate programs trailblazing excellence in research and teaching for the benefit of humanity. Albert Einstein visited Technion in 1923, and during his visit, he planted a now-famous first palm tree. The tree still stands today in front of the old Technion building in Hadar. Einstein returned to Germany to set up the first Technion Society and served as its Chairman.

Avantika has signed an MoU with The Technion for student exchange, faculty exchange, and co-operative research.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, founded in 1918 and opened officially in 1925, is Israel’s premier university as well as its leading research institution. The Hebrew University is ranked internationally among the 100 leading universities in the world and first among Israeli universities. The Hebrew University strives for excellence, an integral element in its academic life. Its outstanding scholars have achieved impressive breakthroughs in a variety of disciplines, and it is among the top winners of the European Research Council's competitive grants to young researchers. The University’s academicians publish frequently in prestigious scientific journals, and their research has garnered outstanding awards in Israel and worldwide, including 8 Nobel laureates and 1 Fields Medal winner in Mathematics. The Hebrew University has been a leader in actively driving advances that both, improve lives and save lives around the globe in sectors like agriculture, environmental quality and public health.

Avantika has signed an MoU with The Hebrew University of Jerusalem for student and faculty exchange, joint research, joint conferences and exchange of research material.

BRNO University of Technology

Brno University of Technology (BUT) dates back to 1899, when it was established after the signing of a decree by Emperor Franz Joseph I. Over a hundred years of its existence, the number of study areas have increased and at present the University offers programs in technical, natural scientific, economic, and artistic disciplines. With about 23,000 students, 8 faculties and 3 university institutes, Brno University of Technology is one of the largest universities in Czech Republic. Throughout its existence it has collaborated with numerous universities, research institutions and companies all around the world.

BUT is Czech Republic’s largest technical university focused on a wide range of scientific areas covering control technology and robotics, biomedical engineering, power electronics and electrical engineering, electrotechnology and electronics, microelectronics, radio-electronics and tele-informatics. In recent years BUT has been featured among the world's best universities according to international rankings, QS World University Ranking and THE World University Ranking. As an EU member, BUT is the country's second university to receive both ECTS Label and Diploma Supplement certificate. The University focuses on cooperation with both EU and non-EU partners, has over 600 partnership agreements.

Avantika has a formal agreement with BUT in creating joint educational programs, exchange educational experience, joint research projects and research programs, and student and faculty exchanges.

Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press is a part of the University of Cambridge, England*. Cambridge University Press India enables educational and instructional study material to learners from across India and South Asia. Headquartered in New Delhi, Cambridge University Press India focuses on the development of the English language content that directly impacts the skill-based industry, research-based publishing, and learning solutions. It publishes, in both print and digital media, with original titles in three core study areas, including academic, education (school) and ELT (English Language Teaching). Avantika University has joined hands with Cambridge University Press India to provide educational resources and development programs that will empower students and teachers at Avantika University with a better learning experience. With the right blend of traditional and modern resources, an Avantika education will equip students with a holistic experience as part of the University’s foundation year module.
*Ranked 4th amongst World Universities as per the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017.


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MIT Pune Collaborations

MIT, Pune is recognized as one of the premier educational institutions from the state of Maharashtra and is in-line with the best from the education world. Our collaborations with other institutions and universities of higher learning help our students, faculty, partners, and staff with a myriad of learning prospects. These partnerships cover the areas of developing and advancing curriculum, research and exchange opportunities.

  • University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland
  • University of Dundee, Scotland
  • Northumbria University, UK
  • Coventry University, UK
  • Middlesex University, UK
  • University of Derby, UK
  • University for the Creative Arts, UK
  • E.S.A.D. Orleans, France
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • George Brown College, Canada
  • Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla, Mexico
  • Edinburgh Napier University, UK
  • Ecole De Design Nantes Atlantique, France
  • Strate Collège, France
  • Istituto Europeo di Design, Italy
  • Politecnico Di Milano, Italy
  • College for Creative Studies, USA
  • The Ontario Maharashtra Goa Student Exchange Program
  • KunsthochscHule Berlin Weissensee School of Art and Design, Berlin

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