Principal's India visit lays groundwork for future partnerships
Principal Daniel Woolf’s recent visit to India as part of Premier Dalton McGuinty’s “Clean Tech” Mission has provided a framework for future collaboration between Queen’s and Indian partners from the educational and industrial sectors.
The mission’s goals included promoting clean, renewable energy sources in India and developing more academic, research and business partnerships between Ontario and India. India recently introduced a national plan to fight climate change, focusing on green solutions to help the country grow sustainably.
“This is a country with one of the most rapidly growing economies right now, yet it only has the capacity to educate a small percentage of its population,” said Dr. Woolf on his return. “I think there is great potential for Queen’s to have a continuing presence in India, participating in on-site education and student exchanges, research, recruitment and the development of markets for our expertise.”
Principal Woolf said during his visits in to New Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad, he gained valuable contacts, including India-based alumni, and hopes to return with a Queen’s delegation to explore the potential for future collaborations.