Jo Nesbitt is one of the best known names in the global higher education sector with over 30 years of experience. Jo served as a Director of International Relations and Development at University of Southampton, UK for 15 years and at Solent University, UK for 4 years. Recently, she established an education consultancy UniConnectEd that serves a link between independent bodies, government, and educational institute. She visited IIT Roorkee in the year 2014 and spent 6 month long sabbatical period to improvise upon the process of internationalization and helped in laying foundation for Internationalization of our institute.
Office of International Relations, IIT Roorkee hosted the visit of Jo Nesbitt on January 31, 2020. In a brief meeting with IR staff, she shared her experiences and discussed about the internationalization at home. She emphasized on encouraging the young faculty and researchers to organize frequent workshops, talks, seminars on Internationalization of research. “High mobility of young Professors can help in getting good international grants, global internship possibilities, academic and research collaborations” said Jo Nesbitt. She also delivered a talk on ‘International Study Opportunities’ and had an interactive session with IIT Roorkee students on the same day at LHC, IIT Roorkee, organized by our IR-Cell.