Trade mission delegates smiling in front of a conference backdrop
(From left to right) Mike May, Kate Edney, and Megan Gibbons at the Education Trade Mission to India

A delegation of staff embarked on a U.S. Commercial Services Education Trade Mission trip to India. The mission included embassy briefings, 20+ meetings with potential partners, two student fairs with 1,400 attendees, and networking events in New Delhi, Bengaluru, and Mumbai. The mission seeks to connect U.S. education institutions and businesses operating in the educational sector to university and institution partners, education consultants, and potential students in India.

With the 2020 revision to India’s National Education Policy, the country’s higher education landscape has opened up to international collaboration in exciting and innovative ways with the goal to increase higher education enrollment to 50 percent by 2035, doubling the number of Indian students pursuing a higher education degree.

The Regis team, led by Director of the Center for Global Connections Megan Gibbons and including Associate Provost Kate Edney and Assistant Director of Graduate Admission Mike May, joined 21 other institutions from across the U.S. in this opportunity to engage with senior administrators, government officials, and industry thought leaders about how to foster strategic, sustainable, and active partnerships in higher education.

The group visited the National Stock Exchange in Mumbai, toured Presidency University in Bengaluru, and toured Amity University in Delhi.