A high-level delegation from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will be visiting India from 5-17 November, with the aim of raising the university’s profile, developing new partnerships and building on the university’s success in recruiting Indian students.
2 November 2016
It coincides with a high-level ministerial visit from the UK, including Prime Minister Theresa May, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox and Science and Universities Minister Jo Johnson.
QMUL President and Principal Professor Simon Gaskell and Vice Principal (International) Professor David Sadler will lead the delegation, which will also include staff from the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), the School of Law, School of Business and Management, School of Politics and International Relations, School of Geography, School of Languages Linguistics and Film, Institute of Dentistry, School of Engineering and Materials Science and School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science and the Barts Cancer Institute.
The visit will involve discussions with government agencies to identify opportunities for collaboration in research, teaching, mobility and placement of scholars, discussions with leading universities about potential teaching, research and mobility arrangements, profile raising events at universities such as taster lectures, and alumni events. QMUL staff will also make presentations to prospective students at universities and schools, and offer student counselling at agents’ offices.
The visit comes on the back of exceptional recruitment success from India. In September 2016, QMUL welcomed its largest ever intake of Indian students with over 200 new bachelors, masters and research students enrolling on degrees with us. This record intake takes QMUL’s Indian student body to over 270 with the expectation that we will pass 300 for the first time in September 2017.
Whilst the number of Indian students enrolling in higher education in the UK has dropped significantly since the removal of the post-study work visa in 2012, QMUL’s numbers have continued to grow, reflecting both our investment in the country and the reputation of the institution amongst students across the country.
QMUL is now proud to have Indian students studying in each of our 14 academic schools.
You can follow the progress of the visit on #QMULIndia.
For media information, contact:Rupert Marquand