London: The University of Wolverhampton, a leading UK varsity, which is imparting football coaching skills for young people in India, is also currently working to develop a programme of executive education and skills training to Indians, its Chancellor Lord Swraj Paul said here. Speaking at a reception he hosted last night to celebrate the University of Wolverhampton’s many achievements in the field of health, Paul said, “As a businessman, I recognize the positive difference that can be created by working collaboratively.
“Forging successful and productive partnerships in business is integral to success and I know that the University has a keen focus on working with regional partners on developing our health offer, locally, nationally and internationally. “For example, the Wolverhampton-India Project launched in April this year involving a partnership between the University of Wolverhampton and West Bromwich Albion Football Club in a sporting initiative called Pass it Forward.
“This provides football coaching skills for young people in India and forms part of our long standing positive relationship with India. We are also currently working to develop a programme of executive education and skills training in India,” he said.
Paul, who has been Chancellor of the Wolverhampton University since 1999, said “for a number of years the University has been working closely with partner organisations to help initiate and promote a wide range of economic, educational and cultural benefits covering trade, education and sport and culture. “This creates exciting opportunities for our students, and we are proud of the employability of our graduates who enter an interesting range of careers and further study,” he said.
Vice Chancellor of the university Professor Geoff Layer noted that the “University is a large provider of Health Education and Health Science”. He said, “In the Life Sciences we are a significant provider of Pharmacy and Bio-medical Science with plans to develop Medical Physics and Medical Engineering. This sits alongside ground breaking research into brain tumors, diabetes and health practice”.
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