Introducing UKIBC’s University Corporate Partnership

By UK India Business Council (UKIBC)

UK India Business Council is delighted to share our exciting ‘University Corporate Partnership’ initiative.

Futureproofing a business for the ‘new economy’ will require enhanced collaborations with academia across multiple levels. We at the UKIBC are creating a common platform for Indian Industry and UK’s Higher Education institutions to leverage and flourish.

For Indian Industry, the attractiveness is clear:

  • The quality and credentials of UK’s Higher Education institutions make them an obvious choice
  • UK universities are keen to forge an extended and enhanced collaboration with Indian Industry
  • The credentials of UK’s Higher Education sector make it well positioned to add value across priority areas for Indian Industry

Collaboration does of course already exist in some form, which is another positive, but excitingly we have all barely scratched the surface to unlock the industry-academia relationship’s full potential.

This is why the UKIBC are launching a new initiative called the ‘University-Corporate Partnership’ (UCP) which aims to match relevant high-quality UK universities and Indian corporates to explore mutual synergies across skills, talent recruitment, internships, research or training programmes to name a few.

As part of the initiative, we have created a survey, the insights from which will be collated into a report and will enable us to connect participating Indian corporates to the appropriate UK university or universities in our network to kickstart a new win-win partnership for both sides. To take the survey, click here. (Deadline 27th November)

We are proud to have 16 leading UK universities and higher education institutions in our community, namely:

  • Cardiff University
  • University of Bristol
  • University College London
  • Durham University
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Essex
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of Surrey
  • Swansea University
  • University of the Arts London
  • Global Banking School
  • Henley Business School

In addition, we are engaging with several other world class UK universities to bring them into our community. All these universities enjoy a strong global reputation, are very active in India and are keen to work with prestigious organisations like yours to jointly advance common objectives.

For more information, contact Tara Panjwani at and Tushar Chaudhary at

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