Presentation on theme: "Updates on Canada-India Higher Education Cooperation Presentation by Claude Bibeau, Deputy Director Policy and Planning/International Scholarships International."— Presentation transcript:
1 Updates on Canada-India Higher Education Cooperation Presentation by Claude Bibeau, Deputy Director Policy and Planning/International Scholarships International Education and Youth DivisionForeign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) Synergy, October
2 Policy and Planning/ Politique et planification International Education and Youth Division Direction de l’Éducation internationale et de la JeunessePolicy and Planning/ Politique et planificationInternational Scholarships/ Bourses internationalesUnderstanding Canada: Canadian Studies/ Comprendre le Canada : Études canadiennesEdu-Canada: International Promotion of Education in Canada/ Édu-Canada : Promotion internationale de l’éducation au CanadaInternational Experience Canada/ Expérience internationale Canada
3 Policy and PlanningDFAIT, with the support of its international networks, works closely with partners and stakeholders in the elaboration of a coordinated approach in the area of international education.
4 Partners/Stakeholders OGDsCouncil of Ministers of Education, CanadaCanadian Bureau for International EducationShastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI)International Council for Canadian StudiesAssociation of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)Association of Canadian Community CollegesAmong others
5 Policy and PlanningDFAIT helps establish mechanisms, such as bilateral instruments of cooperation, to facilitate collaboration at the international level.
6 Canada-India MOUCanada-India MOU in higher education cooperation (June 2010).As part of MOU, Joint Working Group (JWG), co-chaired by DFAIT and the Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development, oversees the implementation of the MOU.Canadian members of the JWG: CMEC and AUCC.Preparatory meeting of the JWG in November 2010 on margins of AUCC university presidents’ mission to India, led by Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology).Date for first official JWG meeting under discussion.
7 Canada-India Education Summit As a follow up to Canadian university presidents’ mission to India, Carleton University hosted the Canada-India Education Summit, June 17 and 18, initiative of Carleton U and the High Commission of India as part of the “Year of India in Canada 2011”; SICI, AUCC and DFAIT also key collaborators.Indian delegation of 20 Indian Vice-Chancellors led by Dr. (Mrs.) Daggubati Purandeswari, Minister of State for Human Resource Development (Higher Education).Education Summit included roundtable discussions on key issues relating to academic cooperation and mobility, and supported Canada-India MOU in higher education cooperation.Final report of the Summit – useful re: next steps of the bilateral relation/work of the JWG.
8 “Simply put…”“Simply put, we live in a world where the engine of growth is the human mind, building products, offering services and creating whole new industries on the strength of an idea. Research and development are more critical than ever to pushing forward the frontiers of knowledge. Talented, well educated people will drive that research, create those innovations, build those collaborations.”“This changing world is our opportunity to help shape our futures, with education at the forefront to effect change. Through collaborations, Canada and India should demonstrate how to create tomorrow’s sustainable economy through innovation today. We should lead in building true research partnerships between our great universities. We should connect our businesses to lever our respective strengths for greater growth. And we should show the world our capacity to connect minds and cultures, not just markets and money.”“Globalization and Education: Connecting Minds as well as Markets”, by The Honourable Kevin Lynch, Canada-India Education Summit
9 Canada-India Innovation Summit Hosted by Carleton University and the Canada-India Centre for Excellence in Science, Technology, Trade and Policy, in collaboration with the High Commission of India to Canada and DFAIT, June 20 and 21, 2011.Innovation Summit explored various options in innovation cooperation and was particularly useful in bringing researchers of both countries together.Attended by approximately 140 participants, including 40 speakers and panellists from Canada and India, examined the challenges which both countries share, namely issues associated with environment, health, population size, age and geographic distribution.Panellists considered S&T solutions to some of these challenges and confirmed the need for further cooperation at all levels, as well as increased funding for collaborative projects.
10 DFAIT International Scholarships Objectives:Expose foreign students/researchers to Canada’s academic expertise and cutting edge research facilities.Promote brain circulation – structured to minimize brain drain.Foster institutional linkages and research collaborations.India is a key country in DFAIT’s Canadian Commonwealth Scholarships Program: 59 Indian Graduate Student Exchanges awarded in
11 International Scholarships Website www.scholarships-bourses.gc.ca Lists federally funded awards (including by CIDA, IDRC, NSERC, CIHR, SSHRC and DFAIT)Searchable by countryProvides support and guidelines for Canadian institutions
12 Understanding Canada: Canadian Studies Program Over the past 35 years, the Understanding Canada: Canadian Studies Program has been instrumental in building a core of experts at foreign universities and think tanks with an in depth knowledge of Canada.Funding is available to eligible parties for conferences, collaborative research including faculty & doctoral research, curriculum development, and student mobility & exchanges.The development and consolidation of Canadian Studies in India is done in partnership with SICI.India is home to a vibrant Canadian Studies network including an association with more than 800 members and 25 Canadian Studies centres.UGC has recognized 4 centres (Delhi, Mumbai, Baroda & Kerela) as Area Studies Centres – these centres are funded by UGC.
13 Canada-India S&T Relations Canada-India S&T Agreement signed NovFunding of $1 million from DFAIT and matching $1 million from Govt. of India.Priority areas:biotechnology/health research/medical devices;sustainable environmental technologies and alternative energy;nanoscience/nanomedicine;information communications technologies (wireless, rural connectivity, infotainment);earth sciences and disaster management;aerospace;photonics;synchrotron science; andbiopharma.
14 India & ISTPPInternational Science & Technology Partnerships Program (ISTPP):funding for R&D projects and partnership development activitiesprogram delivered by an arms-length organization – ISTPCanadamust have industry participant(s) and commercialization planacademia and R&D Institutes participation strengthens the applicationapplication information:4 Priority Countries: India, Israel, China & Brazil
15 Going Global Innovation Promote and enhance Canada's international innovation efforts by supporting Canadian companies and/or researchers in pursuing international R&D collaborative opportunities through the development of partnerships.Build on targeted relationships between Canadian companies and/or researchers and key players in other countries to allow them to proceed with formal discussions to initiate collaboration(s) on future international R&D initiatives that could lead to downstream commercialization results.
16 Partners S&T Counsellors S&T Officer in DFAIT, Ottawa Regional Offices Ivy Lerner-Frank – Canadian High Commission, New Delhi, IndiaS&T Officer in DFAIT, OttawaRanjan Banerjee – Innovation, Science and Technology DivisionPhone:Regional OfficesProvinces and Provincial Offices AbroadIRAPDFAIT Integrated Trade Model: Sector Practices, Geographic Desk Officers, Innovation, Science & Technology Division
17 Outreach (High Commission in New Delhi) Close collaboration with DFAITLiaison with the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) and other Indian partnersSupport for bilateral visitsOutreach activities/education promotionSupport for Canadian outreach initiativesCanadian High Commissioner Beck in Canada - summer 2011
18 Canada-India Research Center of Excellence As part of the Government’s wider India engagement strategy, Budget 2011 announces $12 million over five years for a competition to select a Canada-India Research Centre of Excellence (CIRCE). The centre will focus on creating partnerships that bring together key individuals and organizations from Canada and India, accelerating the exchange of research results, and increasing Canada’s international visibility and reputation as a research leader.This allocation demonstrates the federal government’s commitment to strengthening bilateral academic networks, and building and reinforcing linkages.
19 Next StepsTaking stock of outcomes of Canada-India Education Summit and the Canada-India Innovation Summit, hosted by Carleton University.First meeting of the Joint Working Group in context of the Canada-India MOU in higher education cooperation.Focus India Education Working Group fall meeting.Continuing outreach and liaison with Indian Ministry Officials by Canadian High Commission in Delhi.Role of CIRCE in the overall bilateral relationship.Finalization of a Canada-India mobility study – see next slide.
20 DFAIT’s Canada-India Mobility Study DFAIT conducts studies and analyses of issues in the area of international cooperation in higher education as they relate to DFAIT’s priorities.DFAIT working on a background document regarding mobility programs for students and researchers between Canada and India.Information collected will be used to support departmental briefings and information dissemination about Canada’s strengths and engagement with India in higher education.If you have not participated already, please contact Kimberly O’Neil, DFAIT, at at your earliest convenience and by the end of October 2011.Thank you!
21 International Education and Youth Contacts International Education and Youth: Claire Poulin, Director:International Scholarships Policy and PlanningClaude Bibeau, Deputy Director:Understanding Canada Jean Labrie, Deputy Director :International Experience Canada Dominic Gosselin, Deputy Director:Edu-Canada Lee-Anne Hermann, Deputy Director : international.gc.ca