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Over the years, TERI University has established strategic academic ventures and tie-ups, which have helped the institution to strengthen knowledge-sharing and gain tremendously from cross-cultural learning.

Recent Exchange Programmes

University of Technology, Sydney

Ms. Garima Vats, Doctoral Student (Energy and Environment) 2014.

University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France

Ms. Aparna Choudhary, MTech (Urban Development and Management) 2014
Ms. Lekha Thakkar, MTech (Urban Development and Management) 2014
Mr. Vaibhav Rao, MTech (Urban Development and Management) 2015
Mr. Abir Nilosey, MTech (Urban Development and Management) 2015

Simon Fraser University, Canada

Ms. Prakriti Prajapati, MSc (Economics) 2015

Freie University of Berlin, Germany

Ms. Nidhi Sharma, MSc (Environmental Studies and Resource Management) 2015
Ms. Deepti Roy, MSc (Climate Science & Policy)
Ms. Swarnalakshmi Umamaheshwaran, Doctoral Student (Policy Studies) 2015

The university has collaborative arrangements with world-class universities in the USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Australia, and Iceland. The university also has cooperation agreements with several financial institutions for creating social capital to pursue higher education programmes.

Students and faculty gain relevant international exposure through international tie-ups with leading foreign universities, which helps to develop joint venture projects, academic and scientific activities such as courses, seminars, conferences, lectures, and to exchange staff/students, materials and publications of common interest.

Memorandums of Understanding

TERI University has signed MoU's with the following universities/Institutions. These are aimed at collaborative research, faculty and student exchanges, as well as partnerships in curriculum development:

  1. Albert Ludwings University of Freiburg, Germany
  2. Carleton University, Canada
  3. Chubu University, Japan
  4. Charotar University of Science & Technology, Gujarat
  5. Deakin University, Australia
  6. IIM-Ahmedabad
  7. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
  8. Linnaeus University (School of Engg.) Sweden
  9. McGill University, Canada
  10. Ministry of Education, Leisure & sports, Govt. of Quebec
  11. North Carolina State University, USA
  12. Open Society Institute, USA
  13. Public Health Foundation of India
  14. Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  15. Tor Vergata Economic Foundation, Italy
  16. University of Victoria, Canada
  17. University of Glamorgan, UK
  18. University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  19. University of Seychelles
  20. University of Finland
  21. University of Technology Sydney
  22. Utrecht University
  23. Technical University of Denmark

International faculties at TERI University

Foreign visiting faculty and researchers are an important part of TERI University's faculty, and play an irreplaceable role by contributing to international education, enhancing the quality of research, and to build exposure to different cultures and international trends. TERI University has been inviting foreign experts and faculty members to teach and give lectures at the University ever since its inception, ensuring that the University's education is global. In recent years, a number of foreign faculties have visited the university. Many more visit the campus for academic and research purposes on an ongoing basis. This gives both, the students and the faculty greater opportunity for mutual interaction and learning. Among the list of foreign visiting faculty and researchers at TERI University are:
  1. Prof. V Ramanathan, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, Scripps Institution of Ocenography, University of California, San Diego, United States of America
  2. Ambassador Arne Walther, Associate Fellow, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway
  3. Dr Susan Jickells, Coordinator, Post-graduate skills training coordinator, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
  4. Dr Cynthia Carliell-Marquet, Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
  5. Dr Zinaida Fadeeva, Associate Fellow with UNU-IAS, UNU-IAS, Japan
  6. Dr Carl Hoecke, Department of Natural Resources, University of Freiburg, Germany
  7. Ms Paivi Ahonen, Department of Policy Studies, University of Oulu, Finland, Finland
  8. Dr Heidi Hobbs, Associate Professor, Director, Master of International Studies, NC State University, USA
  9. Prof. Gianni Vaggi, Professor of Economics, University of Pavia, Italy
  10. Dr Gerry Luginbuhl, Professor and Interim Department Head, Department of Microbiology, North Carolina State University, USA
  11. Dr Vivek Fellner, Associate Professor, Department of Animal Science, North Carolina State University, USA
  12. Dr Francis de los Reyes, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University, USA
  13. Dr Erin Sills, Associate Professor and Director of International Programs, Department of Forestry & Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University, USA
  14. Dr Robert Moog, Associate Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science And Public Administration, North Carolina State University, USA
  15. Dr David P Gilmartin, History Professor, North Carolina State University, USA
  16. Dr Duarte B. Morais, Parks, Recreation and Tourism Mgt., Associate Professor, North Carolina State University, USA
  17. Dr Nitya Rao, Senior Lecturer in Gender Analysis and Development, School of International Development, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
  18. Dr Vasudha Chottray, Lecturer in Development Studies, School of International Development, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
  19. Dr Anil Markandya, Scientific Director of BC3, Basque center for climate change, Spain
  20. Prof. Timothy G Gregoire, Professor of Forest Management, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, USA
  21. Dr Karen C Seto, Associate Professor of Urban Environment, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, USA
  22. Prof. Ravi Rajan, Sr. Research Fellow, University of California, USA
  23. Dr Rajan Kotru, Research Scholar, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Nepal
  24. Dr Godfrey Boyle, Director, Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology, UK
  25. Dr Martin Beckmann, Professor, Brown University Rhode Island
  26. Dr Kirsten Jorgenson, Professor FFU, Freie University, Berlin
  27. Prof. Michel Aragno, Honorary professor, Institute of Biology, Switzerland
  28. Dr Floris van den Berg, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, Netherland
  29. Dr Ilan Chabay, Senior Fellow, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany

Exchange Programmes and Partnerships

TERI University has collaborated with a number of foreign universities, which enables students to participate in exchange programmes, summits, exposure visits, collaborative research, etc.

TERI University also has partnerships with various universities and institutes across the world for collaborative research, academic support in terms of courses, seminars, conferences, developing academic programmes, etc. These institutes and universities include Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, USA; University of Nottingham, UK; Michigan State University, USA; University of New South Wales, Australia; Freie University Berlin, Germany; University of Iceland, Iceland; University of Glamorgan, UK; University of Saskatchewan, Canada; Sindicatum Climate Change Foundation, UK; and The John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, USA and also those with whom the university conducts exchange programmes.


These exchange programmes and partnerships facilitate the exchange of ideas and resources and exposure to new experiences and outlooks.

Collaborative Ph.D programmes

TERI University has Collaborative Ph.D programmes with the following universities:

  1. Deakin University, Australia (
  2. University of Technology, Sydney, Australia (

As part of the collaboration the students selected for these programme would do part of their research at the host universities and would spend 6 months to 1 year there. The student will be guided by supervisors both from TERI University and the collaborating university and will need to meet the requirement of both universities for the award.

Candidates wishing to apply for these programmes are advised to study research areas of interest in the collaborating universities and bring this out in their application to TERI University.


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