Collaborations and Partnerships - International - RV University


RV University is a culturally diverse university, recognized for its excellence in international collaboration, research, and education. We aim to be a leading institution that empowers students, faculty, and staff to engage in meaningful cross-border collaborations, fostering innovation and addressing global challenges together.

The International Office is expanding its horizon to cover the countries across the globe bringing all the available knowledge for its students and ensuring them to become global talents. The office is inclined to foster global partnerships, promoting cross-cultural understanding, and expanding the institution’s global footprint.

RV University has partnered with the following universities to promote various forms of academic collaborations. The Educational co-operation proposed through these collaborations concentrates on areas of semester exchange, year exchange, Dual degree Programmes, joint research programs, faculty exchange, academic assistance for doctoral research students, cultural exchange and summer schools.

International Delegations

«Francisk Skorina Gomel State University»
(Gomel, Republic of Belarus)
Sofia University Bulgaria
World Design Organisation Canada
University of Nicosia Cyprus
GEMS Education – GEMS Group Holding Ltd. Dubai, UAE
University of Zagreb – Faculty of Law Europe
Pamulang University Indonesia
Universitas Pancasakti Tegal Indonesia
Asosiasi Pengajar Viktimologi Indonesia, Indonesia
Universitas Bhamada Slawi Indonesia
Akademi Manajemen Administrasi Yogyakarta Indonesia
Universitas Maarif Hasyim Latif Indonesia
Universitas PGRI Semarang Indonesia
Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Bisnis (STIB) Kumala Nusa Yogyakarta Indonesia
Universitas Swadaya Gunung Jati Indonesia
Institute Teknologi Dan Bisnis Widya Gama Lumajang Indonesia
Universitas Widya Dharma Klaten Indonesia
UIN K.H. Abdurrahman Wahid Pekalongan Indonesia
Universitas Muria Kudus Indonesia
Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa Indonesia
Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa, Faculty of Law Indonesia
Universitas Sutomo Indonesia
Universitas Khairun Indonesia
Faculty of Law Universitas Negeri Surabaya Indonesia
Universitas Muhadi Setiabudi Indonesia
Universitas Pekalongan Indonesia
Universitas Peradaban Indonesia
Faculty of Sharia State Islamic University of K.H. ABDURRAHMAN Wahid Pekalongan Indonesia
Kanagawa University Japan
University of Latvia Latvia
AI Tech Park Sdn. Bhd, Penang Malaysia
TARUMT(Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology Malaysia
Tunku Abdul Rahman University, Malaysia Malaysia
Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation, Malaysia Malaysia
Vitebsk state university Masherav
The Arctic University of Norway Norway
The Polytechnic University of the Philippines Philippines
The Cagayan State University (CSU) Philippines
UiPath Academic Alliance Romania
Adaptation Research Alliance South Africa
University of Limpopo South Africa
Dhurakij Pundit University Thailand
Siam University Thailand
University of Essex, England UK
Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland UK
Teesside University UK
The Chartered Institute of Marketing UK
HelioFlare UK
Coursera USA
University of Minnesota USA
Old dominion University USA
University of Riverside USA
Seattle University USA
Bryant University USA
Inted (Berkeley) USA
VectraTech Global LLC USA
Atlantis University USA
SpikedAI USA
Bridgewater State University USA
George Washington University USA
Kimyo International University in Tashkent Uzbekistan
Tashkent State Transport University Uzbekistan
University of Economy and Pedagogy Uzbekistan
British University of Vietnam Vietnam
Vietnam National University-International School Vietnam
SONIC MATTER Zurich, Switzerland

Student Exchange Program

  • Michigan State University – USA

    Under the agreement signed with James Madison College, Michigan State University, RV University facilitated a group of visiting students for a period of 9 days. The students developed an understanding on Cultural, Horticulture, Environment, Sustainable agriculture, Urban Development, Indian Heritage, Small industries with experimental community farm campus experience. They visited Kannada Film show, few historic places and Small sector industries with an exploratory tour to Mysore during their short visit.

  • Dhurakij Pundit University (DPU) – Thailand

    In January students from School of Business will be undergoing the semester exchange with DPU. They will choose 5 courses each bearing 3 credits (total of 15 credits) from the choice of International Business Management, Business Operations in AEC and China, International Marketing strategies, Regional Business Environment, International Trade and Finance, New Economy and Cultures of AEC countries and China; Digital Entrepreneurship; Capstone Business Project in International Business; Introduction to Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, Mathematics and Statistics. The second batch of students will go to Thailand in August with a exchange from DPU Thailand in the year. Around 4 students per batch will get the fee waiver and get benefited with an extension of 8 students in August from School of Business and School of Computer Science and Engineering.

Memorandum of Understanding

  • MoU with University of Nicosia, Cyprus

    In November 2023, RV University has signed an MoU with University of Nicosia, Cyprus, for semester exchange of students from Bachelors in Business Management with an extension to service to students of other streams too. There are around 200+ students who will get the benefit of this collaboration currently. Studying in Cyprus may be interesting for many students, as in addition to the well-ranked universities in the country, the cost of studying in Cyprus is also very reasonable. Cyprus provides a great opportunity for students to study in different fields such as finance, art, music, and medical and paramedical fields. The University of Nicosia (UNIC) is one of the leading comprehensive research-oriented universities in the Mediterranean region, committed to teaching, research and innovation, sustainability, societal engagement and contribution to culture. Along with the exchange, RV University will be part of the Erasmus Program where our faculty and students who are interested in the Research will get benefitted.

  • MoU with Istituto Europeo di Design (IED)

    RV University signed an MoU with Istituto Europeo di Design (IED), a private design school in Italy. The school has four disciplines: Design, Fashion, Visual Communication and Management, spread over Milan, Turin, Venice, Cagliari, Florence, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid and São Paulo. The MoU will be useful for semester exchange for our students from School of Design and Innovation.


Month/Year Details of Activity
Sep-23 Research Professors in Psychology Dr. Stephen Boehm, Dept Chair of Psychology along with Dr. Bethany Neal-Beliveau at Indiana University Indianapolis, USA, visited campus to discuss the collaboration and have a session with the students.
Sep-23 Ms. Rhonda Lenton,President, York University  conducted session with the students
Sep-23 RVU organised a visit of Ms. Jugnu Roy, Director of Engagement – East Asia & India at Education New Zealand along with Ms. Monika Chaudhary, Market Development Officer, New Zealand High Commission, for a session on “ Study Opportunities in New Zealand” with our students.
Nov-23 On November 9th, Prof. Baingio Pinna (Full Professor of Experimental Psychology and Vision Science at the University of Sassari, Italy), conducted a session with students from SOLAS
Nov-23 On November 23rd, International office conducted a session with Mr. Amit Malhotra, Regional office, Latrobe University Representative, for the students aiming to go for higher education in Latrobe University in Australia.
Nov-23 On November 24th, one session by Mr. Abhishek Swamy, IELTS Operations Head, with IDP- IELTS Education Pvt. Ltd was conducted for the students to understand the process of preparation for IELTS, scores required and when to apply for the exams.
Dec-23 On December 5th, Dr. Christopher Scarlett, Asst. Dean Global, from University of Newcastle visited the campus for a session with the students "Cyber security is in need and has a big market (i.e. policies ASD, GDPR, AI Ethics law)”. Students from School of Computer Science and Engineering interested in Cyber Security attended the session.
Dec-23 On December 20th , Prof.  Ajay Gupta, Director of Computer Resources & faculty member Department of Computer Science Old Dominion University, Visited the campus for a session with the students from School of Computer Science and Engineering and discuss the implementation of our collaboration.
Jan-24 On January 30th, 2024, RVU hosted Prof. Shriram Krishnamurthi, Prof. of Computer Science, Brown University, USA who conducted a session with the students on “Programming before you Program”.
Jan-24 On January 12th, we conducted a session with Universitas Pancasakti Tegal, Indonesia, for our six students attending International Student Camp in February. Two students from SODI, one from SOEB, three from SOCSE will attend the same. We have also finalised one Prof. Bhanu Prakash, who will deliver lectures at the university as a Faculty Exchange with them.
Jan-24 On January 19th, Prof. Daniel Beimborn, Chair and Full Prof. of Information Systems Management, Dean of Studies, University of Bamberg, Germany, conducted a sessions with SOCSE Students " IT Industry and Studying IT Programs in Germany
Feb-24 On February 23rd, 2024, RV University hosted Professor Nigel Holt, Chair Head of Department ( Psychology) from Aberystwyth University UK, who met Dr. Priya Nair, Dean School of Liberal Arts and Prof Vijendra to discuss the collaboration. He also conducted a session with the students with psychology majors " Why thinking is sticky- Habits and Behaviour Change" . One of the student also gifted a book written by her to which Prof Nigel took her autograph on the book.
Feb-24 On February 20th, RVU hosted 7-member delegation from Bridge Water University, USA, including Dr. Michael Young, Senior Associate Provost, Dr. Lisa Krissoff Boehm, Dean, College of Graduate Studies, Dr. Hannarae Lee, Chair of cyber criminology and cyber security, Dr. Margaret Black, Prof. and Chairperson Computer Science, Dr. Samuel Felipe Serna Otalvaro, Assistant professor of Photonics, Dr. Madhu Rao, Prof. Director of MENA Studies and Dr. Jabbar Al-Obaidi, Academic Director of International Student Recruitment and Global Partnerships. They also conducted a session with the students to understand their relevant expertise in cyber security and semester exchange in similar expertise.
Apr-24 Dr. Keerthi Kishore S, Asst. Prof. SOLAS presenting on April 26th at International Week at MVSO
Apr-24 Dr. Pushkarni to be a speaker with Cagayan State University on April 30th

Services Provided

1. Open Houses

The International Office conducts regular open houses with the students who are inclined to explore the opportunities outside India. They are open to all informal/formal interactions with the students to provide maximum support to our students who are keen to study abroad on semester exchange, year exchange, study abroad on higher education, research related queries.

2. Student Counselling sessions

The International Office encourages the students w0069th specific queries w.r.t. their interest or choice of universities or any required documents can also request one on one counselling after attending open houses. The team from international office will be available to counsel the students on regular basis and support them to narrow down their choices with a smooth transition.

3. Support application process

The International Office team will support the students from RVU in preparing the documents for application. The support will be provided for all the documents including SOP, Visa formalities, Language proficiency requirements and any other requirements as per the country they are applying to, ensuring easy visa process.

4. Pre departure Briefing

The international office also ensures during the pre-departure briefing session that the students get well versed and acquainted with the countries, their culture and travel requirements, currency exchange, flight bookings, accommodation, insurance etc.

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Ms. Hemlata Sharma

Director of International Office, RV University

Ms. Sharma holds Bachelors in Science from Delhi University, double Masters in HR and Sociology, Certifications in Politics and Economics of International Energy (SciencesPo); Political Governance and Public Policy in Russia (Saint Petersberg University); Global Diplomacy (University of London); Power and Foreign Policy in International Relations (O P Jindal Global University). Having 27+ years of work experience with UN, Embassies, Development sector, Universities in India, currently she takes care of developing international partnerships across the globe. She is a Microfinance consultant and has also worked in monitoring & evaluation of projects in Education, Health, NRM, Disaster Management with their implementation during her work tenure.

Before joining us, she was working with O P Jindal Global University, guiding the students for the School of Government and Public Policy, School of Environment and Sustainability and School of International Affairs with relevant internships, capstone and placements. She has worked on MoUs with different universities and CSR Conclave on SDGs during her tenure.

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