Plans by the Indian government of introducingmore-practice oriented higher education are becoming real.According to the Indian Express, about 100 community collegeswill open their doors in a year from now. This comes as an effortto counter the country’s significant skill shortage.
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To introduce this extra layer, an Indian delegation visited theU.S. recently. “We’ve been supportive and encouraging of the Indianinterest in implementing a community college system that’s rightfor India. As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in her recentspeech at the US-India Higher Education Dialogue, ‘I believecommunity colleges are one of the reasons, often unheralded, thatthe United States has been so successful’,” a U.S. officialinvolved in the project commented.
India is not the only BRIC looking westward for approachesfostering innovation. Recently, a delegation of 20 Chineseuniversities convened with their Dutch counterparts inRotterdam. Main point on the agenda: fostering ties to increasecooperation in higher education and research.