Indo-Canada education summit to be held at Ottawa

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Carleton University, Ottawa is organising the Canada-India Education Summit from May 16- 17, 2011 in collaboration with the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Canada), the Indian high commission and the Association of Colleges and Universities of Canada (AUCC). It is expected that a delegation 25 Indian vice-chancellors will participate in the summit discussing bilateral ties.

The summit will have roundtable discussions on a variety of topics like ‘student and faculty exchanges, joint programmes and degrees, twinning arrangements, credit transfers, accreditation issues, mutual recognition of degrees, co-tutelle (joint supervision) possibilities for doctoral students, application of technology in education – especially distance learning – and public and private ventures in education,’ said the statement by Carleton University.

It is to be noted that the Association of Colleges and Universities of Canada (AUCC) visited India in November 2010 paving way for bilateral co-operation between the two countries.

Prof Sunaina Singh, president , Shastri Institute, said the summit will build upon the higher education agreement signed by the prime ministers of the two countries in June 2010.

Carleton University president Roseann Runte, who has just returned from India, said the education summit will part of the scheduled activities of the Canada-India Centre for Excellence in Science, Technology, Trade and Policy at Carleton and of the Year of India.’

Carleton is the only university in the world to have a full-fledged India-centric Centre of Excellence in Science, Technology, Trade and Policy to raise awareness about bilateral studies and public diplomacy.