A Global Vision
Honours in India
The University is proud to have established strong links in India, and was delighted to award honorary degrees to three distinguished fi gures in the country. Finance Minister, Honourable Shri Pranab Mukherjee and Leader of the Opposition, Mr Arun Jaitley, both received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters at a ceremony in New Delhi. This was followed by a presentation in Chennai to the Editor in Chief of The Hindu, Mr Narasimhan Ram, who was conferred an Honorary Degree
of Doctor of Social Sciences. The University’s Chancellor, The Rt Hon Lord Paul of Marylebone, PC, was among those at the prestigious occasions, which recognised the individuals’ outstanding contributions to society and their impressive careers
Axing illegal logging
Experts at the University secured a £1.5 million grant to reduce illegal logging in Africa. The four-year project has received funding from the European Commission and will focus on how forests are governed and managed in the West and Central Africa region. The Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT) at the University will lead the project in Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana and Liberia.
Helping Palestine go digital
An exciting new partnership was agreed with one of the world’s leading universities. Stanford University in the USA will work with Wolverhampton to help the Birzeit University’s Najjad Zeeni Centre for IT Excellence in Palestine to develop the use of digital technology for educational purposes. The work will include collaborative research projects, the creation of courses using digital technology and the development of a joint Masters programme that will lead to opportunities for student exchange.
China raises glass to Wolverhampton art
The new Shanghai Museum of Glass welcomed creations by three current and former members of staff and two graduates from the School of Art & Design. The Director of the Shanghai Museum of Glass, Professor Zhuang Xiaowei, is a Masters graduate in Glass from the University, and selected the artwork for inclusion in the collection due to the impact studying at Wolverhampton had on his career.
Indian students get British style insight
Fashion students from India visited the University in June as part of an art and design summer school. The 12 students from the National Institute of Fashion Technology visited the city as part of an exchange programme. The course aimed to introduce the students to the British Arts and Crafts Movement. Students attended lectures, seminars and workshops to develop their understanding of British style, trends and design techniques.
Celebrating our global community
Organised each year by the International Centre team, the International Festival is now an established and well-supported event in the University calendar. In 2011, the vibrant festival was held over a three-day period and featured Olympic sports and dance and music from around the world.