The Middlesex University and CBI representatives in Hong Kong (L-R): David Williams, Director of Global Corporate Engagement; Vice-Chancellor Professor Tim Blackman; Chief Representative at CBI China, Guy Dru Drury; Professor Chris Bannerman.
A delegation of business leaders and Middlesex University London representatives was recently in China and India to launch reports called Bridges to the Future, showcasing how British businesses, universities and their Chinese and Indian counterparts form successful partnerships together.
Middlesex University London worked on this initiative in partnership with the CBI as part of a drive to develop bespoke higher education qualifications and joint research programmes with academic and business partners in the world’s two most populous countries.
David Williams, Middlesex University’s Director of Corporate Development said: “Both China and India have a growing middle class who have an appetite for higher education, and institutions that have a desire for links with universities in the UK, whose reputation is world renowned.
“Our work with the CBI has come at a critical time for British universities who need more than ever to be global, to form partnerships, and to keep pace with the ever-changing skills needs in the business world.”
Middlesex University London already welcomes large numbers of Chinese and Indian students to its campuses every year, and has enjoyed working with institutions such as the Beijing Dance Academy and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, on cultural and research programmes and growing our work-based learning partnerships.