TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2011 /CNW/ - The University of Toronto will partner
with the University of British Columbia to open an office in New Delhi,
India, strengthening its presence in one of the world's most vibrant
and innovative nations.
The office will be tasked with developing institutional partnerships
with government, industry, and academic institutions.
U of T President David Naylor is making the announcement in New Delhi,
India, just weeks after launching the India Innovation Institute - a
joint venture of U of T's Munk School of Global Affairs and Rotman
School of Management. The institute brings together researchers across
the university and around the world who are interested in Indian
"India is a leading global innovator with many excellent scholars and
students. We are excited to work with UBC in strengthening our shared
ties with governments, industry, post-secondary institutions and
secondary schools in India," says Naylor.
By 2050, India is expected to be the fifth-largest economy in the world,
with average household income matching that of the United States and
U.K. Its projected population of two billion will make it the largest
country in the world. U of T has a long history of building
collaborations with Indian institutions, government, and industry to
advance research, scholarships, education and training.
The University of British Columbia is the ideal partner in this
venture. A leading academic and research organization with a
decades-long service history in India, UBC is committed to a global
reach and vision. "The University of British Columbia is delighted that
the University of Toronto is joining us in this important new
endeavour. Working together through the new office, we hope to make
great advances for both universities' connections in India," says UBC
President Stephen Toope.
President Naylor is in India to deliver a keynote address at the
Federation of India Chamber of Commerce & Industry's (FICCI) 7TH Annual
Higher Education Summit.
SOURCE University of Toronto
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