Source: www.cou.on.ca, Toronto, Feb 2011
Both Canada and India share a strong commitment towards education, the environment, health and science. They commonly view technology as a means to bring economic progress to the nation. To celebrate the commonalities and a mutual desire to develop trade and educational partnerships, Carleton University, in collaboration with the India High Commission and community members has established the Canada-India Centre for Excellence in Science, Technology, Trade and Policy.
It has been announced by The Shastri Indo- Canadian Institute, in partnership with Carleton University, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, the High Commission of India, and the Association of Colleges and Universities of Canada (AUCC) that Canada-India Education Summit is to be held at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada on May 16 and 17, 2011.
The summit was initiated by the High Commission of India with the consent of the two prime ministers and support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.
25 vice-chancellors from reputed Indian universities will collaborate with their Canadian counterparts in this event which will include major keynote addresses, as well as executive roundtables on the topics of student and faculty exchanges, joint programs and degrees, twinning arrangements, credit transfers, accreditation issues, mutual recognition of degrees, co-tu-telle possibilities for doctoral students, application of technology in education – especially distance learning – and public and private ventures in education.
Dr. Roseann Runte, president of Carleton University, mentioned that the event is a part of the scheduled activities of the Canada-India Centre for Excellence in Science, Technology, Trade and Policy at Carleton and is sponsored by the High Commission of India in Canada.