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Westminster strengthens international partnerships during India trip

27 January 2016

Westminster alumni in Mumbai

The University of Westminster visited its Indian partner universities and renewed its Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Jamia Millia Islamia University during a recent visit to the country.

Our partnerships in India support the global reach of our research activities as well as enable staff and student mobility. The MOU with Jamia Millia Islamia University will allow us to develop new partnership activities in Delhi across a range of disciplines, and further consolidate our interaction with leading Indian higher education institutions.

As part of the visit, colleagues from Westminster were able to engage productively with counterparts at a number of universities, including: Jamia Millia Islamia University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Jagannath International Management School and IILM in Delhi and HR College, Indian School of Design & Innovation, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies and Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai. 

Professor Alexandra Hughes, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement, led the Westminster delegation to Delhi and Mumbai. The Westminster group included Professor Ipsita Roy, Professor in Microbial Biotechnology in the Faculty of Science and Technology; Dr Dibyesh Anand, Head of Department and Reader in International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Relations; Jim McClellan, Course Leader for the Journalism BA Honours course in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication; Westminster Business School Internationalisation Director Jonathan Pike; Ms Victoria Rose, International Partnerships Manager; Victoria Woodward, Regional Manager for South Asia; and Ms Anju Singh, Regional Advisor for South Asia.

Alongside well-established university connections in India, the University of Westminster has a strong community of alumni and current Indian students. The University delegation welcomed groups of alumni at receptions held in Delhi and Mumbai. In addition, our alumni relations team met a number of Westminster’s Indian alumni in order to identify new opportunities to enhance our alumni engagement activities, including mentoring and networking opportunities.

Internationalisation is central to the University’s strategic vision and identity. We have extensive connections with universities and industries throughout the world and our global engagement strategy seeks to strengthen and deepen those connections ever further. Our international partnerships support the development of our academic and research portfolios. Experiences that enable our staff and students to operate in an increasingly interconnected, internationalised world are key to our approach.

For more details on our international partners and global engagement strategy, visit our Global Westminster pages.

About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.

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