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Pakistani Vice-Chancellors to gain knowledge at University

21 March 11

Vice-Chancellors from 15 Pakistan universities are visiting the University of Bradford this week as part of a joint collaboration between the Higher Education Commission in Pakistan and the British Council.

The event has been set up to develop and extend knowledge sharing across UK and Pakistani institutions collaborating under Inspire strategic partnerships.

The six-day visit is based at the University of Bradford, with in-depth institutional study visits at the Universities of Bradford, Salford and Liverpool. Further input will be provided from the Universities of Sheffield and Bedfordshire.

The visit to the University of Bradford will enable the Vice-Chancellors to strengthen the long-term strategic institutional collaboration of Inspire university partnerships. It will also provide an update on the UK higher education sector in terms of institutional governance, industry partnerships and contribution to national and local economic growth.

There will be follow up in 6 months for individual action plans (Pakistan-based) and the formation of a strategic knowledge-sharing community of Vice-Chancellors for continued communication within the group.

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bradford, Professor Mark Cleary, said: "We are delighted to welcome our colleagues from Pakistan. This visit once again highlights the international nature of both the University and the city."

21 March 11

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