Education delegation visit to Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, 18 MAY 2022: Bridge India took a delegation of education leaders from India to Birmingham City University, to explore closer academic and non-academic collaborations with one of the most exciting higher education clusters in the UK.

The visit was hosted by the the BCU India Group, which is developing collaborative relationships in India between academia, business organisations and civil society. Of particular interest to the Group are potential collaborations in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) and other areas.

The delegation includes leadership from leading colleges and universities in India from Bangalore, Pondicherry, Delhi and more widely, including the Australian higher education leader ATMC Group, Sri Aurobindo Society and some of the award-winners from our inaugural annual Awards, hosted in conjunction with WBR Corp.

Supriyo Chaudhuri, Chief Learning Officer, ATMC, said: “There are huge untapped education opportunities in the UK-India corridor. We were delighted to bring a delegation of education leaders, including the Sri Aurobindo Society, from across India to BCU. The enthusiasm and potential in building links with India are immense, and we look forward to developing these.”

With around 24,000 students from 80 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to study. The university has put £270 million into the regional economy and supports thousands of jobs in the area. We’re investing £340 million in our estate, including a major expansion of our city centre campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities.

Find out more about the wider Ideas for India conference that the visit was part of here.

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