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October 14, 2011

Georgetown University hosts U.S.-India Higher Education Summit

U.S. India Higher Education

U.S. India Higher Education

Photos: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers remarks to the U.S.-India Higher Education Summit held at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Photos Credit: Phil Humnicky/Georgetown University / October 13, 2011.

The U.S.-India Higher Education Summit was held at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, October 13. The Summit was jointly hosted by the Government of the United States and the Government of India and attended by 300 higher education leaders and government officials from the U.S. and India, as well as private sector leaders.

The objective of the summit was to further strengthen higher education collaboration and exchange between institutions in the United States and India through exploration of topics of mutual interest such as joint degrees, research partnerships, accreditation and quality assurance. In addition, the summit highlighted the importance of education as a pillar of the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue and set forth goals for deepening this aspect of the bilateral relationship in cooperation with the many excellent institutions of higher education in both countries.

The summit featured a roundtable discussion on U.S.-India Higher Education Cooperation, co-chaired by Assistant Secretary Ann Stock and Indian Minister of Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal. Prominent higher education and thought leaders spoke at a plenary session and in breakout sessions on topics crucial to expanding and strengthening higher education collaboration between the two countries.

Minister Sibal thanked Secretary Clinton and her colleagues, as well as the academic, non-governmental, and business communities in the United States for their efforts in successfully organizing the U.S.-India Higher Education Summit, and expressed optimism about building on this successful Summit in the expanded U.S.-India Higher Education Dialogue to be held in 2012.

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