UK India Education & Research Initiative (UKIERI)
Last updated on Thursday 19 Aug 2021 on 4:56pm
The UK India Education & Research Initiative (UKIERI) funds collaborative activity between India and the UK in academic leadership, research and skills.
UKIERI Mobility Programme: Study in India
What is UKIERI?
Announced by former Prime Minister Tony Blair, during a visit to India in September 2005, the programme was launched in April 2006.
With equal funding from the UK and Indian governments, the programme aims to create a 'step change' in educational relations between India and the UK, so that the two countries become each other's partner of choice in education.
Following the success of the first two phases, Phase Three focuses upon three key thematic areas:
- Leadership and faculty development
- E-partnership & research incubation
- Integration of skills in education
UUKi's role in UKIERI
While UUKi has been closely involved in the first two phases, we have taken on a more formal role in the current third phase.
We have joined the UKIERI Secretariat which means we now deliver the programme with the Association of Colleges (AoC), based in London, and the British Council India, based in New Delhi, India.
UUKi manages the higher education strands of the project and drives the project from the UK side. We were chosen as a partner for our unique ability to use sector expertise to engage directly with UK partners in Whitehall, and bring expertise of the UK higher education sectors to the Secretariat.
UKIERI will also be working with its stakeholders to contribute to policy dialogues that help to develop and implement education policies in India and the UK.
Previous dialogues have ben facilitated through meetings, consultations, delegation visits, commissioned research and knowledge sharing workshops across both countries.
The India-UK Education Forum is an example of a key policy dialogue within UKIERI. It brought together academics, thought leaders and policy makers from the UK and India to discuss issues within education in both countries and ways forward for cooperation.
We will keep the UK higher education sector updated on future such dialogues.