• Partnerships,

IIT Roorkee welcomes the annual General Assembly of the Heritage Network.

On April 9th and 10th, 2024, IIT Roorkee welcomed the 7th Heritage Network General Assembly with the participation of Heritage Network member universities from Europe and India.

from April 9, 2024 to April 10, 2024

The inaugural session was attended by Dr. Fabien Chareix, Science and Higher Education Attaché, French Institute in India, Prof. K.K. Pant, Director of IIT Roorkee and Prof. Raghunathan Rengaswamy, Dean, Global Engagement at IIT Madras and President of the Heritage Network

The General Assembly for the year 2024 continued the previous discussions on Sustainability wtih the presentation of nine conferences revolving aroung this theme, focusing on teaching, research and innovation experiences and opportunities within the network. The conferences' presentations are available on this page.

During the two-day meeting sessions, apart from discussing international cooperation and conferences, the GA is also a moment when members take decisions about the network overall management and objective. This year, the GA thanked its President, Prof. Raghunathan Rengaswamy and Vice-President, Prof. Teresa Zielinska for their commitment and leadership for the past three years, completing their term successfully.

The member institutions made the following decisions and elections :
  • Election of Prof. Teresa Zielinska (WUT) as President of the Heritage Network.
  • Election of Prof. Vimal Chandra Srivastava (IIT Roorkee) as Vice-President of the Heritage Network.
  • Election of University of Patras (Greece) as a new member of the Heritage Network, see full list of members on this page.
  • Nomination of TU Dresden as host of the 2025 General Assembly
  • Election of 2 new SEC members (1 Indian representative, 1 European representative), see list of current SEC members and information about the network governance on this page.
  • Introduction of the "Observer Memeber" status for institutions wishing to learn more about the network and possibly join the Network in the near future.
The HERITAGE NETWORK aims to strengthen Higher Education Cooperation (in research and education) between Europe and India in the field of Engineering Sciences. There are now 14 Indian and 13 European members who aim, as a network to:
  • Develop academic and research exchanges between partner institutions, and foster high level educational programmes in Engineering, Sciences, Design and Technology between Europe and India
  • Organize yearly workshops on scientific and technical topics of mutual interest
  • Be a reference for the European and Indian governments and gain influence in higher education and research cooperation internationalization policies
  • Maintain strong relationships and fruitful partnerships among the members
Learn more about the history of the Heritage Network here.

Published on May 7, 2024 Updated on May 7, 2024