Today, 7th of December 2021, took place the official opening of the Romanian-Indian Study Center at the Romanian-American University.
After the opening ceremony, the online event “The Role and Place of India in The World Economy” was organized. With this ocassion, H.E. Mr. Rahul Shrivastava, Ambassador of India to Romania, Moldova and Albania, offered a presentation regarding this subject, and the opening speech was addressed by Prof. Mr. Costel Negricea Ph.D., Rector of the Romanian-American University.
“Presently, in terms of GDP in PPP terms, India is the third largest economy in the world with an economy of approx. US$ 9 trillion. In terms of GDP in nominal terms, India had overtaken the UK in 2019 to become the fifth largest economy in the world but has been relegated to 6th spot in 2020 due to the pandemic. India will again overtake the UK to become the fifth largest in 2025 and race to the third spot by 2030. […] India is a country with global interests and takes its commitments to be a responsible international player with the utmost seriousness.”H.E. Mr. Rahul Shrivastava, Ambassador of India to Romania, Moldova and Albania
“Today, we are celebrating the official opening of the Romanian-Indian Study Center at the Romanian-American University, an ambitious project that became reality with the support of the Indian Embassy in Bucharest and the Ministry of Culture in India. I started to discuss about the idea of Indian-Center at RAU at the beginning of this year with His Excellency Mr Rahul Shrivastava, the Ambassador of India to Romania, Moldova and Albania. I am very grateful for the enthusiastic and continuous support that His Excellency has offered us all this time. And, I am very glad that our vision became true. […] The Romanian-Indian Study Center is now officially part of the Department of Asian Studies from our University, alongside the Romanian-Japanese Studies Center, the Romanian-Korean Studies Center and the Romanian-Chinese Studies Center. All these three Centers have already become emblematic for the Romanian academic environment. I wish to the Romanian-Indian Study Center to have a long and successful activity, and that will be a new important bridge between India and Romania.”Prof. Mr. Costel Negricea Ph.D., Rector of the Romanian-American University