Scotland’s education minister Michael Russell made the inaugural address at University of Strathclyde’s first overseas campus during his visit to India.
The Greater Noida campus, being developed by the university’s business school and Indian infrastructure development company SKIL, will offer undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA-level courses.
The campus is in the early stages of development, with a bachelor in business studies course due to start in 2012 and the MBA in 2013. The university is customising the courses for India’s growing business sector and combining the expertise of academics from India and the UK.
Minister Russell toured the campus and said, “We know there is a growing demand for high quality higher education in India and I am proud that Scotland is working hand in hand with Indian partners to help deliver the knowledge and skills needed to power economic growth at home and abroad.”
SKIL has provided the campus infrastructure including a library, IT and teaching support systems.
Strathclyde Business School has a Queen’s Award for Exports and belongs to the 1% of business schools in the world from the three principal international accrediting bodies, AACSB International, EQUIS and AMBA.