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Swansea University - working with industry in India
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Swansea University - working with industry in India
Swansea University - working with industry in India
Swansea University - working with industry in India
Swansea University - working with industry in India
Swansea University - working with industry in India
Swansea University - working with industry in India
Swansea University - working with industry in India
Swansea University - working with industry in India
Swansea University - working with industry in India
Swansea University - working with industry in India
Swansea University - working with industry in India
Swansea University - working with industry in India
Swansea University - working with industry in India
Swansea University - working with industry in India
Swansea University - working with industry in India
Swansea University - working with industry in India
Swansea University - working with industry in India
Swansea University - working with industry in India
Swansea University - working with industry in India
Swansea University - working with industry in India
Swansea University - working with industry in India
Swansea University - working with industry in India
Swansea University - working with industry in India
Swansea University - working with industry in India
Swansea University - working with industry in India
Swansea University - working with industry in India
Swansea University - working with industry in India
Swansea University - working with industry in India
Swansea University - working with industry in India
Swansea University - working with industry in India
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Introduction to Swansea University's internationalisation strategy and our work with industry in India. The International Development Office works to set up internships and work placements with …

Introduction to Swansea University's internationalisation strategy and our work with industry in India. The International Development Office works to set up internships and work placements with multi-nationals and reliable small businesses.

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  • Mission statement extract which sets the tone of the introduction and the purpose of why I am here today.Continue with world leading research, must continuously attract top students and staff from around the world, can only do that by providing the best opportunities
  • Mission statement extract which sets the tone of the introduction and the purpose of why I am here today.Continue with world leading research, must continuously attract top students and staff from around the world, can only do that by providing the best opportunities
  • Mission statement extract which sets the tone of the introduction and the purpose of why I am here today.Continue with world leading research, must continuously attract top students and staff from around the world, can only do that by providing the best opportunities
  • Be part of our growth -
  • One of the ways in which to achieve goals
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  • Swansea’s surroundings:20 miles of world famous beaches Golf courses, surfing, cycling, mountain biking, walking, horse riding ….. Many outdoor activities! Historic castles, Neolithic caves, ruins…
  • Swansea’s surroundings:20 miles of world famous beaches Golf courses, surfing, cycling, mountain biking, walking, horse riding ….. Many outdoor activities! Historic castles, Neolithic caves, ruins…
  • Swansea’s surroundings:20 miles of world famous beaches Golf courses, surfing, cycling, mountain biking, walking, horse riding ….. Many outdoor activities! Historic castles, Neolithic caves, ruins…
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    • 1. Swansea University, UK –Working with Industry inIndia
    • 2. Welcome!• Inaugural event in association with Welsh Government, UK• Introductions…Aims & Objectives of today• Introduce Swansea University to new corporates• Provide an overview of the University’s ambitions• Engage with corporate representatives to establish working partnerships to support students 2 2
    • 3. Wales…• Population 3.06 million• Devolved Government – apart from taxation and immigration. Leader – First Minister Carwyn Jones• Welsh language still in use, protected by Government law• Wales offices in Bangalore and Delhi• Indian companies in Wales include Tata Steel, Wockhardt; Bilcare; IFGL Refractories; Tata Consultancy Services, Exide, Pix Transmissions, Glabal Alok Impex; JSW Steel Group, Aegis BPO 3 3
    • 4. Swansea…• Famous historical industrial city in Wales• Situated at one of the most beautiful coasts in the world• Three hours from London, Manchester, Birmingham• Home of Swansea City Football Club, Premier League• Swansea population is 240,000 4 4
    • 5. Swansea University – An OverviewAmbitious, research-led university, making a difference since1920, established at the request of industry itself.15,900 students , 15% International students, 500 Indian2,500 staffTop 50 UK - Five stars QS World rankings –Six academic Colleges - 50% of research world leadingIndustry facing University – staying true to its rootsProducing Swansea Global Graduates 5 5
    • 6. Industry BackgroundThe Faculty of Engineering was created in the 1920’s with 5 Departments, which reflected the industrial needs of South Wales: Electrical Engineering Civil Engineering Chemical Engineering Metallurgy and Materials Mechanical Engineering www.swansea.ac.uk
    • 7. Swansea Industrial Partners 7
    • 8. Characteristics of Swansea UniversityResearch excellence across a broad range of subjects in science,technology, engineering, mathematics, medicine, arts,humanities, and social scienceA medium-sized research intensive university that is agile andresponds rapidly to opportunitiesRemaining true to the vision of the founders with a 100 year longtradition of working in partnership with industry and businesses,from regional to global. www.swansea.ac.uk 8
    • 9. Characteristics of Swansea UniversityTechnology enhanced learning and living within a broad multi-disciplinary curriculumopportunities for international study, producing highly employable‘Swansea University Global Graduates’An excellent student experience with an exciting range of socialand cultural opportunities within a close knit community ofstudents and staff.Achieved remarkable performance in the 2008 ResearchAssessment Exercise with the largest growth in the two topcategories of research excellence in the UK. Total researchincome reached £50m in 2012. www.swansea.ac.uk 9
    • 10. Mission Statement• Swansea University will provide an environment of research excellence, with research being undertaken that is world-leading and internationally recognised and that informs all other activities at the University.• Swansea University will deliver an outstanding student experience, with research- led and practice-driven teaching of the highest quality that produces graduates equipped for distinguished personal and professional achievement.• Swansea University will be a powerhouse for growth in the regional economy, building upon its strong academic foundations to provide support for industry worldwide, in line with its industrial heritage. The University Community will greatly enrich the community and cultural life of Wales, and will contribute to the health, leisure and well-being of its citizens.• Swansea University will, through maintaining its development as an international institution with proven world-class quality, expertise, capacity and strength, continue to extend its global reach as it moves beyond its centenary, to secure a place amongst the World’s top-200 universities.. www.swansea.ac.uk 10
    • 11. Our VisionStrategy 2017Top 30 UK research intensive UniversityAchieve Excellence in: Drivers:• Research;• Student experience; -Science & Innovation• Driving growth in the knowledge led economy Campus• Enhancing the knowledge formed society -Internationalisation www.swansea.ac.uk 11
    • 12. Science & Innovation campus World class and world focused: • Global companies • Integration of business and academia www.swansea.ac.uk 12
    • 13. The Science and Innovation campus• Intensive, open-innovation environment which will facilitate the growth of high-tech clusters (specifically Engineering, ICT and Medicine) in Swansea and the South West Wales region.• Co-location of academics from Swansea University Colleges of Engineering and Business with industry.• Builds on existing longstanding links between Swansea University and multi-national companies. A significant number of these companies will have a substantial presence on the new campus. www.swansea.ac.uk/campusexpansion www.swansea.ac.uk
    • 14. Scale of the Project• Likely to be the largest Knowledge Economy project in the UK.• One of the top-5 Knowledge Economy projects in Europe.• Promises to be a global exemplar for using Higher Education/Industry links to drive economic regeneration. www.swansea.ac.uk
    • 15. Industry CollaborationIn discussion with key collaborators… www.swansea.ac.uk
    • 16. Fit with Welsh Government PolicyEconomic Renewal Programme- Investment not grants- Sector focus- Build economic strength around anchor companies- Utilise University research- Build SME supply chainsScience for Wales Strategy‘Sêr Cymru’ (Stars Wales). £50 million over five years for new academic ‘stars’ and NationalResearch Networks in:- Life sciences and health- Low carbon, energy and environment- Advanced engineering and materials www.swansea.ac.uk
    • 17. By 2017, through world-class research, scholarship and an excellent studentexperience, Swansea will secure its standing asan internationally competitive University within the top 30 in the UK. www.swansea.ac.uk
    • 18. Our VisionInternationalisationBy 2017:• Grown and maintained strategic international partnerships with education establishments that will enhance and support our research, teaching and student recruitment ambitions• Grown the quantity, quality and scale of our partnerships with multinational companies• Provided more international opportunities for the student body to improve their student experience and employability• Attracted more overseas students to Swansea from more countries www.swansea.ac.uk 18
    • 19. Creating opportunities for students Internationalisation - objectives • Grow the quantity, quality and scale of our partnerships with multinational companies • Provide more international opportunities for the student body to improve their student experience and employability Projects to date: GO FURTHER – Study & Work abroad programmes International curriculum Swansea International Award Swansea Employability Academy Internships abroad – Europe, USA, China & India www.swansea.ac.uk 19
    • 20. Working In IndiaInstitutional links across countryAgent networks supporting students coming to the UKSwansea office set up in DelhiCultural experience programmesInternships – Alumni and current links with GE www.swansea.ac.uk 20
    • 21. Internships/work placements since 2009Company Subject areas Students previously completed internshipsThomson Reuters, Mumbai – Business 2010 – Zhao GengBangalore & Mumbai. Bangalore – Computer Science 2010 – Rishiti Jyothi 2011 – Pradita Rai & Kuttimani TamilmanuGE – Healthcare, Energy, Computer science & Engineering 2009 – Ramya MohanBangalore; Oil & 2010 – Necemon Yai & AbhishekGas/Energy, Hyderabad Karal 2011 – Abhishek Karal3M Law 2011 – Morgan Lister & Satnam Sangha 2012 – Purba NaiduPrivate Equity Ltd. Business 2012 – Kosta Lazars www.swansea.ac.uk 21
    • 22. Case studies Geng Zhao, Computer Science. He spent ten weeks with Thomson Reuters, Bangalore in 2010. Software Development What was your favourite moment? Giving the final presentation on the project. Abhishek Karal, Computer Science, Spent three months with GE Energy Hyderabad 2011 Skills developed: I was introduced into new tools and programming concepts while working with GE which includes C#, Microsoft .NET framework, Web services etc. www.swansea.ac.uk 22
    • 23. What we can offer• UG students during summer for three months between June and September• UG students with industrial year within degree• UG & PG Graduates from July & October indefinitely www.swansea.ac.uk 23
    • 24. Research Excellence – Introduction toColleges • Engineering: Aerospace; Chemical, Civil, Computational; Electrical & Electronic; Environmental; Materials; Mechanical; Medical; Nanotechnology; Product Design; Sports Materials & Sports Science & Exercise. • 8th in UK overall – World leading research – 5* teaching – accredited by Engineering Council • Projects - £100m investment since 2008 • www.swansea.ac.uk/engineering www.swansea.ac.uk 24
    • 25. Research Excellence – Introduction toColleges Engineering – Major Projects: • BLOODHOUND SSC; • Centre for Nano Health • STRIP – Steel Training and Research Innovation Partnership • Finite Element method developed at Swansea in 1967 www.swansea.ac.uk/engineering www.swansea.ac.uk 25
    • 26. Research Excellence College of Science Computer Science: data-centric computing, semantics of specification & programming languages, formal methods for designing software and hardware, operating systems, computer graphics, multimedia communication, modelling of complex fluids, the human-computer interfaces, interaction technologies, and the social impact of science and technology • 25th in UK overall – World leading research – 5* teaching • Major Research areas – HCI – FIT lab; Graphics; Theoretical Computer Science www.swansea.ac.uk/science • www.swansea.ac.uk 26
    • 27. Research Excellence College of Medicine Institute of Life Science – Wales’ premier purpose built medical research facility Collaboration between University and Welsh Govt. with investment from local health board, IBM, Siemens Healthcare, and other industry partners and local business. Client Organisations include Boots Centre for Innovation, Calon Cardio-Technology Ltd, Cal2Cal Europe Ltd, CyDen Ltd, Cell Therapy Ltd, Haemair Ltd, Maimonidex (UK) Ltd, Pulse Medical Technologies and Pulse Innovate. www.swansea.ac.uk 27
    • 28. Research Excellence College of Medicine - continued Biomedical - Microbiology and Infection, Neuroscience and Molecular Psychiatry, Immunity and Allergy, Diabetes, and Cell Biology of Cancer and Reproduction. Research in Nanomedicine, Devices, Mass Spectrometry, Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering, and Bioinformatics represent cross-theme cognate activity. CHIRAL - Centre for Health information, research and evaluation Health Informatics Research Laboratories Courses: Genetics/Medical Genetics; Biochemistry/Medical Biochemistry; Health Informatics www.swansea.ac.uk/medicine www.swansea.ac.uk 28
    • 29. Research Excellence College of Business, Economics & Law Management; International Management; Marketing; Finance; International Finance; Economics; Information systems. Centre for Consumer Confidence (CCC) Institute for Entrepreneurship and Leadership (IFeL) Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) Welsh Economy Labour Market Evaluation & Research Centre (WELMERC) www.swansea.ac.uk 29
    • 30. Process• Liaison with companies to confirm opportunities and job description • We need as much information as possible so the student knows what he/she is applying for – this also helps with promotion• Swansea University promotes the opportunities extensively – including online• Students are asked to complete our own application form which asks for the motivations of the student• Shortlisted candidates interviewed – we are seeking the best ambassadors for Swansea abroad• The best candidates are put forward to the company for final interview/selection • University supports process by providing teleconferencing, skype, etc. 30
    • 31. Process• Selected students are asked to sign a participation agreement which sets out the expectations on both parties • Students must find their own accommodation • Apply for their own visa • Find funding deficits • Treat the position as they would any full time job and be responsible for themselves at all times • Health and safety advice• Provided with cultural experience briefings• Given a handbook with useful local information to minimise disruption to job• Provide on-going support throughout 31
    • 32. What Next?• Company requirements – working methods• Opportunities for students• Sharing of details• Confirming placements• First students arrive – we hope! 32
    • 33. Questions & discussions 33

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