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Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast visits New Delhi, Lucknow and Bangalore

Professor Ian Greer, Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast, visited India in November 2019. This was his second visit to the country this year.

The VC visits New Delhi, Lucknow and Bangalore

The Vice-Chancellor visited City Montessori School, Lucknow, on Saturday 9th November and spoke at a special event organised to mark the 60th anniversary of the school.

City Montessori School (CMS) currently holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest school. The school began with just five children in 1959 and now has 55,000 students.

VC speaking at the eventProfessor Ian Greer congratulated staff and students on CMS’s 60th anniversary year. 

The theme for the event was Peace and Unity and the role education plays in that. Professor Greer highlighted the work of the Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace Security and Justice. The Institute is a flagship for interdisciplinary research in areas of major societal change. 

Queen’s University Belfast affirms their focus on employability for Indian students at Experience Queen’s event in Bangalore

People using VR headsetsEvent used AR and VR to familiarise students with unique opportunities at Queen’s and showcase Belfast as an ideal destination for Indian students who aspire to study abroad

Bangalore, 11th November 2019: Queen’s University Belfast organised an experiential event in Bangalore to showcase the opportunities offered to students who aspire to pursue higher education in the UK. The event gave a glimpse of Belfast as a preferred destination for students to live, learn, build their professional careers and experience a culturally evolved city with unique offerings. The university created an engagement platform for prospective students, teachers and parents via Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality.

At the event, Professor Ian Greer, Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast, said: “The recent revision in the visa policy is a welcome step as it will make study in the UK more relevant for Indian students, coupled with an opportunity to work in the UK for two years. It will encourage more Indian students to opt for the UK as a destination for higher studies. This move comes at a time when we are strengthening our visibility and presence in India.

Professor Greer further added,

At Queen’s, we believe in nurturing innovation and forging a stronger link between education and industry by enabling the creation of a talent pipeline for companies. We are committed to assisting Indian students in realising their career aspirations”.

During his visit, the Vice Chancellor engaged with representatives from several institutions and corporates in the country. He shared his vision of enhancing employability through developing core skills that companies seek in a skill-based economy.

The University has introduced many new interventions for Indian students such as admission through JEE scores, a business summer-school for high school students giving them an opportunity to experience Queen’s University and Belfast for few days, various scholarships, local admission assistance and Internship Programmes for students who are looking at studying and gaining professional experience in the UK as well as other parts of the world.

VC with guestsThe University currently has over 2,600 international students from 85 different countries, helping to create a multicultural and vibrant campus offering a truly international experience.

It is committed to attracting and developing some of the best global talents, within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential. This has been further aided by lowest student cost of living in the UK and the value offered by the University, an important aspect for Indian students.