In November 2012, UCC participated in the largest ever Government Trade and Education Mission to India. Sponsored by Enterprise Ireland and the Department of Education and Skills, the purpose of the mission was to create a broad awareness of Ireland as a major educational and research hub in Europe, especially in the areas of ICT and Bio-pharmaceutics. In focusing on the theme of ‘Future Skills’, the mission concentrated on opportunities for study as well as focusing on the need to broker new, and expand the existing research collaborations and academic and corporate partnerships between Irish and Indian institutions.
At one of the events in Bangalore last month, Justin McCarthy, Director of the Biotechnology Programme at University College Cork, told reporters that there was a serious interest in Indian students who wish to pursue their higher studies in Ireland. He also mentioned that close to 30 per cent of the Biotechnology batch last year comprised Indian students.
Dr McCarthy was further quoted as stating that: “UCC is also looking at collaboration by way of faculty-student exchange and sharing resources with Indian institutes. UCC will also open a recruitment office in Bangalore shortly,” he added.
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