Which country has the best higher education system? Last week a study was presented by Universitas 21, an international network of leading universities from 16 countries which attempts to give us an answer. The ranking of higher education systems has been developed as a benchmark for governments, education institutions and individuals. The aim is to highlight the importance of creating a strong environment for universities to contribute to social, economic and cultural development and so that they can compete for talent globally. Read more » >>
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On Monday, the whole group of Swedish universities went to ”Svea Nagar” – the part of Pune where a number of Swedish companies are located – for a visit to Sandvik. Sandvik is a Swedish company specialized in tooling, mining and materials technology, so it’s all about engineering. The General Manager for Sandvik Asia, Håkan Kingstedt gave us a very interesting presentation on India’s economic advancement and on Sandvik.
Dr Sanjay Basu, a former professor from an IIT, and a longtime Sandvik employee showed us some of Sandvik’s very advanced production techniques. Sandvik has been in India since 1960, having actually been invited to come to India by India’s then Prime Minister, Nehru. When asked if it would be good for Sandvik to recruit Indian students who have studied engineering in Sweden, Mr Kingstedt replied: that would be great.
Next stop for the Swedish delegation is Mumbai.