Harvard University set to open International office in Mumbai

United States’ prestigious Harvard University is all set to open International offices in India to facilitate research and academic work.

Harvard is waiting for ‘go ahead’ from Indian Government for its School of Public Health to open an office in Mumbai, capital of West Indian state of Maharashtra. They are hoping to receive the approval from the Indian Government this summer.

Harvard University President Drew Faust has undertaken several measures to expand Harvard’s international presence, visiting India in 2012 and China in March this year.

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Harvard University also intends to open International offices in China and South Africa apart from India. Harvard has authorized formation of new offices in Cape Town and Beijing. Each office is in a different stage of development and these offices will be used for research and academic work for Harvard affiliates.

These offices will join the list of 16 other Harvard offices across the globe, including several Latin American offices, office across Asia and the one opened recently in Dubai.

The Centre for African Studies is expected to open an office in Cape Town by the end of 2015 or early 2016 and an expected office in Beijing would be connected to the existing Harvard Centre Shanghai.

Sharanya Bharathwaj