UK-India Education and Research Initiative

UK Universities VC’s on a Visit to New Delhi|UK-India Education and Research Initiative

UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) is to Explore possibilities in Higher Education

The United Kingdom Universities will explore possibilities under a bilateral programme UK-India Education and Research Initiative in the higher education domain with the Indian government. They will also look after any prospective collaborations with stakeholders and institutes. Vice-Chancellors of Top 20 United Kingdom Universities are on a visit to the capital New Delhi.

This visit is part of a higher education-focused bilateral programme – UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) directed by the British Council.

“Through the VC delegation, UK Universities aim to work closely with Indian stakeholders in the higher education sector to further strengthen the relationship and identify shared priorities for future collaboration,” 

Sir Steve Smith, Chair, Universities UK International 

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He also mentioned that they aim to firmly understand the vision and preference areas of the Indian Institutions. 

These institutes will include central, state and the higher education ones to evaluate the part UK universities and the country more widely can offer to achieve India’s aims in the context of the draft New Education Policy.

Also, to bring out areas of common interest and explore possibilities in higher education. The visit points the discussion of the UK Chancellors with major Indian stakeholders from the government, universities and related organisations.

“We aim to firmly understand the vision and priority areas of the Indian central government, state governments and the higher education institutes to evaluate the role UK universities and the country more widely can play to achieve India’s goals in the context of the draft New Education Policy,” he said.

“The internationalisation agenda is critical to both nations and the delegation’s discussions with the Indian stakeholders will focus on outcomes related to three key areas – internationalisation of higher education institutions, research collaborations and student mobility in both directions between our countries,” Director North, British Council India”, said Tom Birtwistle

UKIERI is India’s first bilateral research programme. This allows both the governments of Indian and UK and their universities, to work together in the higher education segment.

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