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Bridges to the future: The role of universities in the UK-India relationship

Confederation of British Industry and Middlesex University publish new report on closer working relationship between UK and India

Indian students studyingMiddlesex University has partnered with the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) to publish a report outlining the potential for growth between UK and Indian Universities.

Supported by the Confederation of Indian Industry, the report - Bridges to the future: The role of universities in the UK-India relationship – emphasises the role that universities and governments, in particular, have in supporting growth between the two countries.

With institutions on three continents and students coming from more than 140 countries, Middlesex University has always prided itself on its international outlook.

“Middlesex University enjoys strong links with India and we are looking forward to growing our relationships by continuing to welcome Indian students to our campuses, and working with business and Indian universities on joint research and bespoke higher education qualifications,” says Professor Tim Blackman, Vice Chancellor at Middlesex University.

With higher education an increasing priority for India, the vibrant range of existing research partnerships, high-quality teaching and business incubators demonstrate how both nations can benefit from a closer working relationship.

“India and the UK working together is an unbeatable combination and there is genuine potential to do even more and secure future growth,” explains Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General.

“As more UK universities work with Indian partners to provide innovative education options for India’s talented and motivated students, business, government and universities all have a part to play to help these partnerships flourish.”

Read the full report here

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