University of Wolverhampton staff at Telford Innovation Campus hosted a visit by the Consulate General of India in Birmingham, Dr Aram Puri.
Dr Puri was appointed Consul General of India in Birmingham in February this year. He is a member of the Indian Foreign Service and served at the Indian Mission to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg, based at Brussels.
The visit to view the new state-of-the-art £10 million facilities included a tour of the mechanical testing laboratory and the metrology laboratory as well as the University of Wolverhampton Race Team (UWR) workshop where engineering students work on a variety of race cars.
Dr Puri was given an overview of the range of Engineering courses available at the University and tried his hand at motor racing in one of the University’s race simulators.
He said: “It’s a real pleasure to see the Campus and the amazing work which is happening here. I’m impressed with the extraordinary work being done in the field of Motorsport, Aerospace and 3D Technology – it’s a real hidden jewel.
“We very much welcome initiatives which build on collaborations with India. Next year, Telford Campus will be outreaching to Indian students and we feel that those kinds of institutional links and also supporting Indian students coming here will be a win-win and they will add a lot of diversity and value to the programmes here.”
Anyone wanting to study Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton should register for the next Open Day on Saturday 7th October 2017.
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Date Issued: 5th October 2017