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Thursday 13 November 2014 - 00:00 to Friday 14 November 2014 - 00:00
New Delhi

Higher education vision 2030: making it happen


This conference will focus on the implementation of major reforms in the Indian higher education sector in order to help develop India as a global education hub and inspire Indian universities to compete internationally and move up into the top 200 in global university rankings.

The conference themes focus on encouraging global leadership, strengthening governance of the higher education sector and institutions, leadership and regulatory framework, funding, international alliances, curriculum, employability and research and innovation.

The UK is the country partner for the summit and the event is being organised as part of the GREAT campaign. More than 650 delegates from India and abroad, including university presidents, vice chancellors and deans from Canada, UK, China, USA, and Germany will be participating in the summit. 

Master classes and poster presentations are other attractions of this summit.

The British Council is a sponsor and a knowledge partner in this event, and has organised speakers from the UK.


Key speakers at this year’s summit include: 

UK speakers

Rt Hon Greg Clark, Minister of State for Universities, Science and Cities

Professor Sir Steve Smith, Vice Chancellor, University of Exeter and former President of Universities UK

Professor David Eastwood, Vice Chancellor, University of Birmingham and Chair of the Russell Group (Universitas 21)

Mr Simon Nelson, CEO, Futurelearn

Professor David Richardson, Vice Chancellor, University of East Anglia

Professor Nigel Thrift, Vice Chancellor, Warwick University

Other speakers

Ms Nikki Hailey, Governor of South Carolina, USA

Dr Phyllis M. Wise, Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, President, National University of Singapore

Ms Smriti Irani, Hon’ble Minister for Human Resource Development, India, to inaugurate the summit

Aims and objectives

  • To better understand the global university ranking system and identify ways of leveraging strengths of Indian universities to help them feature in the top 200 in Global University Rankings.
  • Share best practice on framework, curriculum, research, innovation, and leadership, and map out a pathway for adopting systems for change and development.


Indian Nationals: INR 10,000 per delegate

FICCI Corporate Members (25% discount): INR 7500

FICCI Associate Members (15% discount): INR 8500

Foreign Delegates: USD 600 per delegate

UK delegates will be offered a discounted rate of 25% discount on delegate fees (USD 600 i.e. USD 450 per delegate). 

Who should attend

Decision makers from universities / higher educational institutions, think tanks / government, industry, banks and financial institutions, infrastructure and IT companies providing technology products and services for the higher education sector, international organisations & associations, embassies, high commissions and consulates, NGOs and other stakeholders.


Tel: + 91 11 23738760-70 (Ext. 316/281/246)

Email: education@ficci.com

Visit www.ficci-hes.com for registration and further details.

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