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British Minister visits State to strengthen R&D

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The Rt Hon Jo Johnson MP, UK Minister of State for Universities and Science, visited Bengaluru on December 10 to strengthen UK-Karnataka ties in the fields of higher education, skills and research cooperation. Senior academics, including Dame Nancy Rothwell, Vice Chancellor of Manchester University, and Prof Calie Pistorius, Vice-Chancellor University of Hull, were part of Johnson’s delegation of 19 VCs of UK universities visiting Bengaluru.
Johnson attended a research and innovation showcase event by Research Councils UK (RCUK) at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. Later, Johnson hosted a lunch meeting with Karnataka Higher Education Minister T B Jayachandra to explore education and research opportunities. Jayachandra has received an invitation from the UK government to attend the Education World Forum at London from 18-20 January 2016.
Johnson said: “Education, research and development, science and innovation are pillars upon which the future UK-India partnership will rest. Our Prime Minister has called “team UK and team India a winning combination” and has offered to support Prime Minister Modi achieve his goal of preparing millions of young Indians for the 21st Century.”
Johnson announced a new partnership between UK’s Open University and Manipal Education Group that will support the development of innovative programmes, focused on equipping students with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace.
He said: “The UK higher education sector is among the best in the world, but by working with international partners, students can reap the rewards of combined experience and expertise.  This exciting new partnership brings together institutions from the UK and India who are leaders in combining cutting-edge technology with a focus on industry-relevant learning. I have no doubt this agreement will help provide students with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace.”
The minister also announced a new partnership between British Council Generation UK-India programme, Christ University and Jain University for hosting UK students at their campus in Bangalore.

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