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The India China Institute (ICI) values its affiliations with prominent institutions that have supported our mission. Over the past decade, we have cultivated a global network of non-profit foundations and university research institutions that ensures that ICI has the financial, educational and logistical resources to provide the highest quality of academic and funding opportunities for students and faculty. In addition, these collaborative partnerships help facilitate the sharing of information between The New School’s students, scholars, faculty members and the public,  solidifying ICI’s reputation as being one of the leading scholarly institutions bridging the gap in scholarship between India and China.

Click below for more information on the not-for-profit foundations that have generously provided support to ICI.

Official Partners: Funding Support

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The Ford Foundation sets policies relating to grant making, geographic focus, spending, investment, management, governance and professional standards, and they oversee internal and independent audits. They also set the compensation and review the performance of the president and all foundation officers. This Foundation assisted in the development of the India  China Knowledge & Capacity Building Initiative (ICKBI) in which 200 students were able to travel and take classes in India and China. More… 

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The Henry Luce Foundation builds upon the vision and values of four generations of the Luce family: broadening knowledge and encouraging the highest standards of service and leadership. The Foundation assisted ICI in funding both the Everyday Religion and Sustainable Environments in the Himalaya Research initiative and the Sacred Himalaya initiative. More…

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The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation’s  (SDRF) main areas of activity are: Arts and Culture, Health and Human Services, and Civil Liberty and Social Justice. Our geographic domains are primarily, though not restricted to, the Himalayan region and the New York City metropolitan area. SDRF interests include,public health and sanitation; education; support for new media; preservation of traditional and local artisans and their economies; AIDS and its effects on society’s institutions; and at-risk children and families. The Foundation assisted in the funding of the Rubin +Lang Student Fellowship. More…

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The Starr Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in the United States. It makes grants in a number of areas, including education, medicine and healthcare, human needs, public policy, culture and the environment. The Foundation provided the funds to establish ICI in 2005, and has been integral in the ability for ICI to offer grants and fellowships for students and established academics, most notably, the India China Fellowship Program, the Economies and Societies Initiative and the Emerging Scholars programMore…

Click below to find more information on the organizations that have generously provided resources and collaborative assistance to ICI.

Official Partners: Programming and Fellowship Support


The University of Calcutta is a public university located in the city of Kolkata (previously Calcutta), India, founded on 24 January 1857. Within India it is recognized as a “Five Star University” and a “Centre with Potential for Excellence” by the University Grants Commission. More




The Centre for Policy Research is an independent and non-partisan research institute and think tank. Its main objectives are to provide thought leadership and creative solutions to address pressing intellectual and policy issues. It is one of the 27 national social science research institutes recognized by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Government of India. It is set apart by its multi-disciplinary approach and unique blend of scholarship and practical expertise. CPR’s faculty have considerable impact on policy and public debates. more

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The University of Delhi is the premier university of the country and is known for its high standards in teaching and research and attracts eminent scholars to its faculty. It was established in 1922 as a unitary, teaching and residential university by an Act of the then Central Legislative Assembly.  More…

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The Horizon Group is headquartered in Beijing and has branches in Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Wuhan. As one of the leading strategic research and consultancy firms in China, Horizon Group focuses on providing professional services for prominent clients of local and global enterprises. More…

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The Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian studies is a center for research and learning with focus a on social cultural, economic and political / administrative developments in Asia from the middle of the 19th Century onwards with special emphasis on their links with India, and (b) on the life and works of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. More…

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The Observer Research Foundation was founded in 1990 in India as a private, not for profit, ‘think tank’ to influence public policy formulation. The Foundation brought together leading Indian economists and policymakers to present An Agenda for Economic Reforms in India to help develop a consensus in favour of economic reforms.ORF research projects have resulted in immediate and tangible impact on economic and strategic policies of the country. More….

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Partners for Urban Knowledge Action Research aims to democratize research and broaden access to knowledge among disenfranchised or weakly institutionalized groups and to create a space from which their non-traditional and non-expert knowledge can contribute to local, national and global debates about their own futures. It promotes research as a right for everyone and uses it as tool for pedagogy, advocacy, intervention and transformation. more…

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Sikkim University is a Central University established under an Act of Parliament of India, on 2 June 2007. The university offers traditional courses in humanities, physical and life sciences and forestry along with non-traditional courses which would be unique and related to the state including subjects like ethnic history, mountain studies, border studies and hill music and culture. All the colleges in the state are affiliated to this university. more..


Yunnan University (Chinese: 云南大学; pinyin: Yúnnán dàxué) is one of the largest and most prestigious universities in Yunnan province, China. Its main campuses are located in the provincial capital city of Kunming. It has been developed into the only “National Key University” in Yunnan province, having trained over 17,000 specialist professionals in various fields.more…

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Zhejiang University is a comprehensive research university with distinctive features and a national as well as international impact. Research at Zhejiang University spans 12 academic disciplines, covering philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, art, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management and etc. More… 


Click below to find out more about the universities that have provided classroom and lecture space for ICI student research fellows and faculty. 

University Research Institution Partnerships