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UK varsity inks MOU with Punjab for edu co-op

Last Updated: Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 20:39

London: Wolverhampton University, one of
top ten universities in the UK, has signed a MoU with the
Punjab government to increase educational opportunities, its
Chancellor and leading NRI industrialist, Lord Swraj Paul has

"The University, which has risen to third place
nationally for Knowledge Transfer partnerships which places
graduates in businesses for innovative initiatives, has signed
a MOU with the Punjab Government to increase educational
opportunities," he said while speaking at the School of Sport,
Performing Arts and Leisure Graduation Ceremony at

The University will provide greater educational
opportunities in Punjab.

Noting that applications to the University have
increased by 30 per cent, well above the national increase
last year, Paul, who is also British Ambassador for Overseas
Business, said: "Our international activity continues to
develop; the University is a leading partner in the
Wolverhampton India Project, supporting education, trade and

He said the University has recently incorporated a new
research centre focusing on Brain Tumour Research. The Centre
was previously located in one of the large London teaching

Paul said a new regional office of the University has
been opened in Cyprus to assist student recruitment in this
emerging market.

"Based in the capital of Nicosia, the new office
provides advice on courses, bursaries and scholarships," he

Work is under way on the University`s 10 million
pounds Performance Hub at the Walsall Campus. It will provide
state-of-the-art teaching and performance space for dance,
drama and music students and is due to be completed by July
next year.

Paul said the National Student survey rated
Wolverhampton among the best in the country for the quality of
its learning resources and access to specialist equipment.

The University has been recognised for its
achievements in enhancing learning and teaching recently.

He said the global IMS Learning Impact Awards
recognised highly successful uses of technology to support
learning and the University received a Platinum award for its
work with Pebble Learning, the company behind the e-portfolio
tool PebblePad.

Paul also applauded the contribution made by Vice
Chancellor, Professor Caroline Gipps, who will retire at the
end of this academic year.


First Published: Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 20:39
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