The TISS has over the years build bridges with many Universities across the world. We have signed MoUs and/or have developed linkage with some prestigious international Universities.

Collaboration with International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies (IFRC)

The International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Tata Institute for Social Sciences (TISS) have established an on-line Certificate Course on Disaster Management. This initiative is in line with IFRC's Strategy 2020, Strategic Aim 1: "Save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disasters and crises" and TISS's commitment to excellence in disaster management education. The programme provides an on line learning platform through the blend of academic excellence and practical experiences . It reaches individuals from various backgrounds. Having a diverse set of participants across the globe, the course aims to bridge the gap between theoretical approach to emergency management and practical approach to reduce vulnerabilities and building resilience. It is of 22 credits and broadly covers 8 modules over a period of 12 months. The assessment method includes assignments, quiz and discussion forum. Also, there is a component of supervised and graded term paper and field practicum of one month in the final module.For more details, visit:

Collaboration with Universities in USA

  • University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
  • James Maidson University, Virginia, USA
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA
  • George Warren Brown School of School Work, St. Louis, USA
  • The New School, New York, USA
  • Wells College, Aurora, New York, USA
  • University of Delaware, Delaware, USA
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, USA
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
  • Yeshiva University, USA
  • University of Nebraska for establishing a Global Consortium for Education in Family Studies

Collaboration with Universities in Europe

  • Roskilde University, Denmark
  • Foundation Nationale Des Sciences Politiques, Paris, France
  • Institut d"Etudes Politiques de Lille, Lille, France
  • London School of Economics, London
  • Management Centre Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
  • Tampere University, Finland
  • Muenster University, Germany
  • University of Hertfordshire, UK
  • University of Leuven, Belgium - Otto-von-Guericke-University, Magdeburg, Germany
  • Partner with 12 European Universities under the Erasmus Mundus, viz. Lund University, Sweden (Lead/Coordinating university), Albert-Ludwigs- University of Freiburg, Germany, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany, International Institute for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation, The Netherlands, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, University of Deusto, Spain, University of Leuven, Belgium, University Pierre and Marie Curie, France, Vilnius University, Lithuania

Collaboration with Universities in Australia

  • University of Sydney, University of Western Australia, and Griffith University- On 'Institutions for Food Security: Global Lessons from Rural India'
  • Charles Sturt University, Australia
  • Victoria University, Australia

Collaboration with Universities in other countries

  • York University, Canada
  • Critical Edge Alliance - An alliance of progressive Universities in USA, Denmark, Brazil, Columbia, Morocco and India