Press Release

Queens University Belfast establishes office in New DelhiNew Delhi, 2nd December 2014

Queen’s University Belfast has officially opened its India representative office in New Delhi. The new initiative will build upon the strong educational and research links that Queen’s already has with many of the country’s top universities and businesses. It will also allow the development of new partnerships and research collaborations that will see mutual benefit for both India and Northern Ireland.

The new office will also provide student recruitment support and develop linkages for training programs and joint research initiatives.

T&A Consulting will be Queen’s University’s official representative in India, responsible for increasing its presence and outreach

As a member of the Russell Group, the UK’s leading 24 research intensive Universities, Queen’s University Belfast is ideally positioned to become the preferred choice of Indian students, with a world‐class offering in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) as well as applied sciences (scientific archaeology, pharmacy and public health, electronics, communication and IT).

Five prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Awards recognize the University’s contribution to society. With more than 17,000 students from over 80 countries and 3,800 staff, Queen’s reflects a dynamic and diverse environment, with a student experience second to none. Indian students currently represent the third largest group of international students enrolled on postgraduate programmes at the University.

Welcoming the new initiative Queen’s University’s Envoy to India, Professor Stan Scott, said: “I am delighted that Queen’s University Belfast is opening this important office in New Delhi. Queen’s relationship with India goes back many years and there are a significant number of successful partnerships between the two. This latest initiative will allow our existing collaborations to not only deepen further but will also provide a solid foundation to develop new and meaningful relationships that will be of mutual benefit.”

Tarun Gupta, Co‐Founder and CEO, T&A Consulting, said: “Queen’s University Belfast is a marquee institution, with a first‐class reputation for academic excellence and research collaborations across disciplines. The Queen’s proposition will find strong resonance among the various stakeholders in the Indian education community”.

Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast is ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world (QS World University Rankings). It was founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, one of three Queen's Colleges in Ireland and became an independent university in 1908.

A member of the Russell Group of the UK’s leading research‐intensive universities, Queen’s provides an exceptional educational experience, underpinned by world‐class research and world‐class facilities. Queen’s commitment is reflected in its programme of investment ‐ £350m in the last 10 years and over £400m will be invested in the next 10 years.

Queen’s already has extensive partnerships in education and industry across India. These include collaborations with Videocon to deliver on Educational – Industrial Partnership; with Infosys to develop strategies to combat the global cyber security threat and with the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur (formerly Bengal Engineering and Science University) on the ‘Water for Life’ programme on arsenic amelioration.

Further information about Queen’s can be accessed at www.qub.ac.uk

T&A Consulting

T&A Consulting is a boutique advisory firm with extensive experience of working with overseas organizations/institutions towards achieving successful and accelerated entry into India.

T&A has a proven track record in achieving business growth between OECD countries and India and has successfully assisted more than 100 global organizations in “Doing Business with India."

Reach us at indiaoffice@qub.ac.uk