Deakin University, Australia signs MoU with Rising Pune Supergiants for IPL 2016Fri 8th April 2016
Deakin University, ranked in the top 10 worldwide for its Sport Management programs and one of Australia's most awarded public centres of higher education signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Rising Pune Supergiants, as the Official Sports Management University Partner for the Season Nine of the prestigious Indian Premier League 2016.
The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Professor Jane den Hollander, Vice Chancellor & President, Deakin University, Australia and Mr. Raghu Iyer, CEO, Rising Pune Supergiants. The signing took place at the Australian High Commission on Friday 8th April 2016 in the presence of Her Excellency, Ms Harinder Sidhu, Australian High Commissioner to India and representatives from the industry and academia.
Rising Pune Supergiants is one of the newest teams for the IPL which has a team formed with a greater objective of nurturing and promoting promising Indian talent through such partnerships. The team shares Deakin University’s strategic objectives of widening access to education and building opportunities in new areas like sports to make a difference to the communities it serves.
From a Sport Management perspective there are strong outcomes expected out of the partnership through strategic activities which include various engagements like student internships, research in areas of importance for development of sports and activities to promote sports education in the region.
Professor Jane den Hollander, Vice Chancellor and President, Deakin University, said Deakin is excited about the success of this partnership, especially with the Rising Pune SuperGiant who share our commitment to excellence.
“Deakin’s partnership with the Supergiants, a team consisting of some of the strongest players – not only on the field but also off the field, further strengthens our commitment to ensure that our students have the opportunity to gain strong industry experience while they study,” Professor den Hollander said.
Speaking about the association with Deakin University, Raghu Iyer, CEO, Rising Pune Supergiants, said, “the academic component in the association with Deakin would help the team immensely and I believe that the outcome will enable us serve a worthy case for research and learning. We are excited about the partnership and look forward to helping create ever-growing value in the years to come.”
The Australian High Commissioner to India, Ms Harinder Sidhu, said Australia and India were natural partners to work together on sports engagement, particularly capacity building and skills development. “Prime Minister Modi identified Sport as an area where Australia could partner with India and this partnership between Deakin University and the Rising Pune Supergiants is a good example of the tremendous work being done in this sector,” she said. “Australia’s growing education relationship with India includes a number of vocational and sporting institutions, as well as schools and universities – we hope more Australian institutions will seek to partner with Indian organisations in this developing sector.”
Through the association, the partner will work on promoting Sports Education in India through research and master classes in critical areas of sports like marketing, branding, sponsorships, development, fan engagement and player performance analysis.
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