Wolverhampton-India Project: strengthening ties with India

Launched in July 2007, the Wolverhampton-India Project brings together a number of partner organisations, including the University of Wolverhampton, to undertake activities in India across three themes of Trade, Education, and Sport and Culture.

The project’s objective is to initiate a wide range of economic, educational and cultural benefits.

Aiming to foster stronger trade links between Wolverhampton and India, the project highlights new market opportunities as well as inward investment and joint ventures between Wolverhampton and Indian businesses.

Key success

A key success of the project so far has been the proposed opening of a branch of the State Bank of India in Wolverhampton.

The potential of locating in West Midlands was recognised due to the large numbers of Indian companies investing in the region, and Indian owned businesses gaining a foothold in various local industries.

Collaboration strategy

The Wolverhampton-India Project is part of a greater strategy within the University of Wolverhampton to increase collaboration with developing economies such as India and China.

The University already has regional offices in India and China, as well as Malaysia, Nigeria, Poland and Cyprus, and has established collaborations with several overseas institutions including City University, Hong Kong; and the Lovely Professional University in the Punjab.