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University to strengthen links in India


The University of Wolverhampton is set to further strengthen education and business links in India during a visit to the country.

The visit, which started on 9 April 2017, will be led by the University’s Chancellor, the Rt Hon Lord Paul of Marylebone PC and Vice-Chancellor Professor Geoff Layer. 

There will be meetings with business leaders, education partners and University alumni in Delhi and Mumbai during the visit.

The trip will include a meeting with the Indian Institute of Directors in Delhi, as well as representatives from the University’s education partners, Merryland College, Nepal.

The University will also meet with British Council Director for Education and Society, Mr R Everitt.

The Mumbai leg of the visit will feature a special event for University alumni organised with partners Podar International School. The event will also include presentations of scholarships to support five children from deprived areas through school.

University Chancellor, the Rt Lord Paul of Marylebone PC, said: “The University of Wolverhampton has built up a strong profile and reputation in India over many years. As a result of this long established relationship with business and education providers, we continue to warmly welcome students from the sub-continent to our campuses each year. This visit is an excellent opportunity to build on existing links and forge new partnerships.”

Vice-Chancellor Professor Geoff Layer added: “As a university with a truly global outlook, we are proud to have nurtured a very special relationship with India. This visit enables us to create new partnerships and renew old friendships in a country that has important links with Wolverhampton.

“Universities hold the key to economic regeneration, providing opportunities for people to gain new skills, enhancing employment prospects and driving forward growth. As well as meeting with business and education leaders, we are looking forward to celebrating the achievements of our graduates during a special alumni event in Mumbai.”

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Date Issued: Monday, 10 April 2017

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