A delegation from the University of Wolverhampton met with Government ministers and royalty during a successful trip India to strengthen partnerships and education links.
The visit was led by the University’s Chancellor, the Rt Hon Lord Paul of Marylebone PC and Vice-Chancellor Professor Geoff Layer.
They were welcomed by business leaders and education officials in Delhi and Rajasthan. There were also events with India-based alumni and presentations of bursaries and scholarships to local schoolchildren.
University Chancellor, the Rt Lord Paul of Marylebone PC, said: “We are very proud of our education and business links with India and the opportunities we offer to students. The visit was very successful and has allowed us to strengthen these even further.”
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Geoff Layer, said: “We are very grateful to our Chancellor, whose input was extremely valuable and enabled us to benefit from excellent access to Government ministers and senior officials. We had very useful meetings which will pave the way for future collaborations.
“The visit enabled us to establish new relationships, as well as cementing existing ones, in a country which has special links to Wolverhampton.”
As part of the trip to Delhi, the delegation met with the Higher Education Secretary and Education Minister. A letter of intent was signed to forge a new partnership with the International School of Tourism and Hotel Management (IST) Nepal.
An additional letter of intent was also signed with Anantpura Cricket Academy, in Kota, for delivering programmes and creating opportunities for students.
The group was also greeted by Her Highness Princess Diya Kumari of Jaipur at her Palace. The last day of the visit included a meeting with a Government Secretary and a lunch hosted by the Rajasthan Cricket Association to honour Professor Layer.
The trip built on a successful visit last April to Delhi and Mumbai, which also included time in Bangladesh.
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