Karnataka Higher Education Minister CN Ashwath Narayan has invited the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom to open a campus in Bangalore. The minister, during a visit to the 450-year-old university in Scotland, held discussions with top officials of the university and outlined the proposal, the minister’s office said in a statement.
According to an official statement, University of Edinburgh officials responded positively to the proposal, adding that Narayan had invited them to attend the silver jubilee celebrations of the Bangalore Tech Summit (BTS-22) scheduled for November.
“The National Education Policy (NEP 2020) that is being implemented in Karnataka paves the way for internationalization of education. In addition, the University of Edinburgh is famous for its multi-disciplinary education, which is also the core of NEP. These reasons are in favor of setting up its campus at Edinburgh University Bangalore, ”he said.
The minister also discussed the introduction of ‘twinning courses’ as well as cooperation in higher education. He also visited the Base Center, which is an incubation and a unique model of a multi-disciplinary learning center on the University of Edinburgh campus, and the robotic labs, data science and AI centers located there.
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