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COURAGE

COURAGE is a consortium of universities aimed at the transfer and free flow of high value education such as quality doctoral and graduate education among its member institutions. The consortium uses a peer-to-peer support model between institutions. It is pursing innovation in cross border higher education program models within the setup of transformational classic universities.

Its focus is on doctoral education and high impact knowledge transfer. The future vitality of the science and technological process of any country crucially depends upon its ability to intellectually prepare its young generation to take on the looming challenge of globalization. The next generation of scholars must be aware of the international context of their scholarship. The doctoral program is the most comprehensive component of the classical education system, preparing the best and most promising future scientists, engineers, scholars, and technology leaders of society. However, there is a great variation between the preparedness of the institutions, though we believe we can help other.

The consortium pursues collaborative direction of doctoral students, where students can work on problems multi-disciplinary and global relevance and enjoy involved supervision from top scholars across institutions. In the process, it explores all forms of pertinent creative collaboration such as research faculty development, building up creative supervisory strength, sharing of research facilities, access to graduate courses, flexible faculty exchange, and expert support for graduate program and curriculum development and evaluation.

In the process, it fosters engaging collaboration between scholars from across the globe leveraged by communication technology. It actively aims at mitigating digital divide in higher education between developed and developing world universities by seeking means for rapid transfer of high value knowledge.

Our Mission

The future vitality of the science and technological prowess of any country crucially depends upon its ability to intellectually prepare its young generation to take on the looming challenge of globalization. The next generation of scholars must be aware of the international context of their scholarship. The doctoral program is the most comprehensive component of the classical education system, preparing the best and most promising future scientists, engineers, scholars, and technology leaders of society. However, there is a great variation between the preparedness of the institutions, though we believe each can help other. Hence we propose to establish a consortium model for collaborative direction of doctoral students, aimed at fostering long-term interaction between scholars. This consortium will foster peer-to-peer support between institutions to build up this program leveraged by communication technology. We will explore all forms of pertinent creative collaboration such as building up supervisory strength, sharing of research facilities, access to graduate courses, and training research faculty with the above objectives. The members can also further undertake additional programs by mutual arrangement to meet their specific institutional goals.