15 March 2017
University of Canterbury leads a delegation to India
Dr Rod Carr, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Canterbury (UC) led a delegation to India to promote and profile UC’s expertise in the fields of education, science, mathematics and ICT.
Accompanying Dr Carr were his UC colleagues Dr Stuart Wise, Deputy Head of School of Education, and Dr Gail Gillon, Pro Vice Chancellor.
The delegation met with a range of Indian institutions in New Delhi and Mumbai to discuss study abroad, collaborations, research linkages and exchange opportunities. They addressed students and faculty on topics such as doing business in India, an overview on early literacy and learning, and New Zealand skill shortages for teachers in the fields of science, mathematics and ICT. The sessions helped generate awareness for specialist courses offered by University of Canterbury.
Jugnu Roy, ENZ’s Country Manager for India, said UC’s efforts to appeal to talented Indian students is already paying off.
“UC is the first New Zealand university to have an in-market presence in India, which has contributed significantly to the growth in its student numbers.
“Building on this, the recent delegation reflects UC’s strong and continued commitment to the Indian market.”
ENZ coordinated some high-level meetings and media engagement opportunities for Dr Carr during his time in India.
The New Zealand High Commissioner to India, Designate H.E. Joanna Kempkers, an alumna of University of Canterbury, hosted a networking dinner in New Delhi, which was attended by a number of Indian education stakeholders.