The Chancellor of University of Wolverhampton, Lord Swraj Paul said that UK is ready to provide significant assistance to improve education standards in India and enable it to become a leading global economy by strengthening business innovation. The leading NRI Industrialist, while delivering the speech for 2015 at Wolverhampton, said, “I am particularly proud of the partnerships that we are building in India to create opportunity.”
He said, “This year, for example, we have sent students from nursing and teacher training to learn and gain experience in India. I personally look forward to developing these links still further.” He further added, “As a university already working in India with key partners, we are ready to provide significant assistance to improve education standards, create opportunities, build and strengthen business innovation and help India become a leading global economy.”
The Chancellor of the university highlighted the 20,000 students attending the University of Wolverhampton, more than 42 percent are from black and minority ethnic communities, of which over 7 percent self-identity as from Indian Heritage. He said that a new business school would be opening soon on the Wolverhampton campus. “We have also invested in newly-equipped engineering facilities at Telford and opened our new University Centre there too.” he added.
“As the University of Opportunity, we believe that it is through learning and education that we can build the strongest societies,” he said. Paul told the new graduates to use their education, skills and knowledge that they had developed to make a difference to the society and also described the graduates as “the world leaders of tomorrow”.
“We have an aim, and a duty, to ensure that our graduates leave us as truly global citizens. As graduates of the University of Wolverhampton you are members of an international network of learning, innovation and opportunity – with a worldwide network of partners and students from more than 150 nationalities. This is a network which continues to grow and develop,” he said.
Appreciating and acknowledging the efforts made by the staff, he said, “In my sixteen years as Chancellor of this University I have been privileged to work with three excellent Vice Chancellors and I am particularly proud to work with Geoff Layer whose vision and commitment is the driving force behind all this development. I wish him continued success.”