We had a chance to witness Prime Minister Theresa May’s first bilateral visit is to India to discuss trade deal. The focus was on technology and education. UK’s Turing Institute was a represented at the delegation.
Prime Minister Modi spoke eloquently (free of any speech notes!) on the need for cooperation, mobility for Indians on education and research, and international support on combatting cross-border terrorism. Prime Minister May discussed easing of travel restrictions for business visitors. The ministers spoke about big data and the need for greater collaboration.
Four UK universities are now represented in the world’s top ten. This prov ides the welcome tailwind to our Enterprise Education programmes and University Faculty Development programmes already underway in the GCC and India, which harnesses top talent from UK’s leading institutions.
I am looking forward to the reception for Indian MP’s hosted by the King’s College London’s India Institute, later this week.