Voorzitter College van Bestuur
We were honoured today by a visit from a delegation from the Association of Indian Universities. The AIU is seeking to establish connections with European universities, and EUR hosted a morning meeting (that included representatives from Groningen and Nijmegen). It is fascinating to hear the growth projections for India. Today, there are roughly 500 universities and 26,000 colleges in India, providing higher education to 12,5 % of the population. By 2020, there will be 1,500 universities and 35,000 colleges serving 30% of the Indian people. Just imagine these dimensions and the consequences on economic growth and prosperity. And equally, it isn’t hard to imagine the opportunities for cooperation in a rapidly opening market for foreign education institutes. Twinning/joint degrees, research consortia, and other forms of mutually beneficial cooperation are now quickly becoming the norm, while relatively few foreign universities have found their way into the subcontinent as yet. The Erasmus University will examine every possibility very carefully, as we see India as key to our strategy of internationalisation. Next steps include bilateral follow-up visits with several of the institutes represented today. Very encouraging.
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Pauline van der Meer Mohr is president of the Executive Board and is responsible for general administrative matters, such as the relationship with the Board of Trustees and the University Council. She focuses on the strategic policy, international affairs and external contacts, including the Rotterdam region, industry and other knowledge institutions.