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World-class Multidisciplinary University in India Fund

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In the knowledge economy, nations with great universities will thrive. The great universities of the world - be it Stanford, UC Berkeley or MIT of today, or Nalanda of ancient India - are multidisciplinary in nature; serve as engines for research, education, and innovation; drive economic growth; solve the problems of society and humanity; and make lives better for people. Even after over 70 years of independence, India does not have even one world-class multidisciplinary research university. This fund is to help accelerate the creation of a first-of-its-kind multidisciplinary research university in India.

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Nalanda 2.0

Nalanda 2.0 is a nonprofit organization on a mission to transform India's higher education system and make it world class. Over the last 2.5 years, with a modest total fund of $160K, Nalanda 2.0 has made tremendous progress towards building a first-of-its-kind not-for-profit multidisciplinary research university in India, among other initiatives. Specifically, it has (i) assembled an exceptional team of experts across academia, industry, and start-ups from India, Singapore, UAE, and the US, (ii) developed an actionable plan to build the university, (iii) received support of industry executives and government officials, (iv) shortlisted locations for the university, (v) established a growing network of experts who are ready to join or partner with the university, and (vi) started receiving pledges towards the university's Phase 1 fundraising goal of $70M in philanthropic contributions. With another estimated $200K in funding over the next year, Nalanda 2.0 is well poised to launch the university in 2021-22. Specifically, this new round of funding will enable Nalanda 2.0 to (i) finalize a location and secure land for the university, (ii) raise philanthropic funding of $70M for Phase 1 of the university, (iii) execute on foundational actions, and (iv) expand the founding team of administrators and faculty members. Of this $200K fundraising goal, this particular Brightfund aims to raise $25K for Nalanda 2.0. Please consider making a generous donation and helping translate the dream of a world-class university in India into a reality. For additional details on the team and the initiative, please visit:

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