QS India Summit: Addressing the Demand for Mutually Beneficial Partnerships |

Feb 12, 2024

foreign university Explore the scope and ambition of Indian HEIs to collaborate for fruitful research opportunities across the world
recently completed QS India Summit A plethora of issues related to 2024 came to light in Chennai internationalization of higher education in India. The growing interest in enrolling Indian students in foreign universities, accelerating research and academic partnerships, and developing exchange programs have led to increased responsibilities. Indian Institute of Higher Education (he is). The enthusiasm of the participants at the summit confirmed the growing need for collaboration on multiple academic fronts apart from student mobility.
With the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 taking center stage, the attraction of academic partnerships has emerged as a strong point for international universities.
Lord Kamlesh K Patel, OBE, House of Lords and Chairman, India Business Group, UK, who has been an advisor to several universities in the UK, called for increasing it. mutually beneficial partnership, “Internationalisation, sustainable development and socio-economic development is a meaningful process which is not possible by working in isolation. It is possible only through partnerships which need to be explored in every possible opportunity,” he said in the keynote address.
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“India is attracting attention for many reasons, including enhanced capabilities, achieving strong democracy status, being a populous country with a young demographic. Now is the time for India to take advantage of its assets, which include 35 comprising two-thirds of the population under the age of 15 years,” Lord Patel said, underscoring the need to reap the benefits of the demographic dividend.
“HEIs are flourishing in India and NEP 2020 is a gamechanger to liberalize the education sector. The only way to emerge as a knowledge superpower is through collaboration. India aspires to lead in research in renewable energy, engineering, defense research and other areas. On the other hand, the UK is working on becoming an innovation superpower. For this, bright young minds from across the world will need to work on the innovation plan,” said Lord Patel.
Dr Nigel Healy, Vice President (Global and Community Engagement) at the University of Limerick, Ireland, highlighted the growing demand for online learning, which will be beneficial for students below the poverty line. “Highlighting the power of partnerships, learning more about dual degrees and relevant courses will help drive collaborative growth,” Healy said.
The theme of the QS India Summit is 'Empowering Excellence: Unleashing the Potential of Partnerships and Collaboration in Indian Higher Education', which will bring together a number of senior academics, vice-chancellors and researchers to reflect on the challenges related to internationalization and introducing SDGs on campus. -Brought under one roof to churn.
Saurabh Sinha, Professor and Executive Dean, University of Canterbury (UC), explained UC's holistic approach to include affordable and clean energy in the SDGs. AI deployed in sustainable smart grids can bring efficiency gains, for example, by managing the time to heat hot water. Professor Sinha called for expressions of interest from Indian researchers for a future special issue of a journal to focus on the agenda of ending energy poverty from policy, innovation, industry and other perspectives in a session moderated by Assistant Vice-Chancellor Brett Berquist. Did. Engagement, University of Canterbury. Professor Ian White, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bath, highlighted the need for innovative strategies to deal intelligently with environmental challenges.
Ankit Singhal, assistant professor at IIT Delhi, looked at energy equity and observed higher blackout rates in minority and vulnerable communities. “Community engagement is critical to achieving energy equity,” he said.
Sanjay Mitra, Professor of Practice at IIT Delhi, highlighted the increasing access to electricity and clean cooking in India. “Over the past decade, government capital expenditure has grown substantially across South Asia, through subsidies and other programmes. “Renewable energy can be a way to close the gap in equity but it also brings other challenges,” he said.

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