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The impact of HE partnerships in India: The ACU's Experience

Given the strong interest from across the globe, how should higher education institutions best approach partnerships in India? What is the impact of India’s National Education Policy and how can institutions ensure the partnerships are mutually beneficial and sustainable?

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), a global membership organisation with more than 400 universities in over 40 countries across the Commonwealth, has years of experience of international collaboration and partnership engagement in India and will share their insights with The IC Community.

At this IC Café, guest speakers will discuss:

  • The ACU’s perspective on nurturing enduring partnerships in India
  • Best approaches to collaboration in India
  • Examples of partnerships in India
  • The value and positive impact of partnerships in India

Invite your colleagues, whose work involves partnerships and/or India, to join this IC Café.

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Date: Tuesday 23 April 2024

Time: 11am (BST) | 3:30pm (IST)

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Our guest speakers

Aditya Malkani, Regional Director Membership: Asia-Pacific at The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Aditya Malkani is Regional Director, Membership – Asia Pacific at The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), and is the senior representative for the ACU in the region.

Aditya has responsibility for developing ACU’s regional work, building presence and engagement across the Commonwealth, in pursuit of a range of organisational objectives. He is responsible for the delivery of the ‘regional engagement’ pillar of the membership strategy, supported by a globally located regional engagement team. He is based in India, where the ACU has a membership of 100+ universities.

Prior to joining the ACU, Aditya was India Country Head for King’s College London, and has been an education sector professional for 14 years.

Dörte Stevenson, Global HE Consultant and an IC Global Fellow at The IC Global Partnership

Dörte Stevenson has 30 years of experience in Higher Education. She is widely respected for her expertise in global institutional partnerships, staff and students’ international experiences, transnational education, institutional internationalisation strategies, and marketing and communications. Her clients include international and national organisations, universities, and private companies.

Dörte worked for 17 years at the University of Sheffield where she led on

international partnership development, implemented the University’s Internationalisation Strategy, and managed student mobility schemes including the Erasmus+ programme, one of the most successful in the U.K.  She also worked at the University of Bath and held several positions within public relations, marketing, and arts management.

Dörte studied at the University of Tübingen, Germany, and at Durham University.