Members of Coventry University’s senior leadership team will visit a range of institutions across India this month to establish new research partnerships and extend opportunities for students.
A team of 10 senior academics, led by Professor Richard Dashwood, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research, and Dr David Pilsbury, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for International Development, will meet representatives from 38 organisations in 13 cities across India – including universities, companies and government bodies.
It continues Coventry University’s long history of engagement with India, which has included having an institutional presence in the country for the past 10 years.
The university is internationally recognised for the world-leading calibre of its teaching and innovations in the transport design and engineering sectors, and it has a cutting-edge spin-out company Microcab, which creates and builds hydrogen fuel cell cars. Last year, the university also opened the National Transport Design Centre, a multi-million pound centre of design excellence to teach and inspire the next generation of vehicle developers.
This month’s delegation to India will represent all areas of the university’s research, education, enterprise and innovation interests – including its business, engineering, computing, health, life sciences, arts and humanities degrees and projects.