A Few Comments of Participants

I'm just back and will be meeting with my staff to develop our next steps. The trip was certainly enlightening for me and we look forward to future activities in India. Dr. Susan H. Fenton, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UT Health School of Biomedical Informatics, USA

Thank you for hosting such a successful event. It was particularly interesting to engage with a multi-national list of attendees as most other events I attend are usually very UK focussed. We met some good students at the expo and have 4 or 5 strong collaboration leads with Indian and other institutions that we are already progressing with them directly. Mr. Neil Austin, International Partnership Manager, Edinburgh Napier University, UK

I would like to thank you and your team for the such a great experience and opportunity. We would like to participate on a yearly basis in the Indo Global Education Summit. We would like to do a presentation, do one on one interviews with students / institutions and participate in the Expo. Dr. Prem Ramlachan, Head, International Relations, University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

It was my pleasure to have had the opportunity to be among you distinguished individuals who dedicated themselves to the education of young people. Now I have high hopes that my colleagues will start and maintain fruitful collaborations. Very best regards and thank you very much for your and Indian people's hospitality. Dr. Mehmet Ozcan, Faculty of Education, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Turkey

I am writing to thank you for organising the Indo-Global Education Summit and Expo 2012. It was very well managed and the opportunity to network with education professionals in India was tremendous. We look forward to discussing possible future collaborations with the Indus Foundation. I hope that we continue to stay in touch as DigiPen continues to explore its options in India. . Mr. Gabriel Lee, Director of Operations, DigiPen Institute of Technology, Singapore

This was an excellent summit in every respect and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. I made very good contacts with the participants and in particular the Indian institutions and am looking forward to the exchanges which will doubtless occur. I would very much like to participate in the next summit. Dr. Randhir Rawatlal, Director of Undergrad Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa

It was a very interesting and diverse group from all over the world providing stimulating dialogue and interaction. The thematic panel format which provided opportunities for panelists to briefly introduce their schools and programs followed by more in depth discussion of panel topics with the participants. Congratulations to you and your staff for a successful event. Dr. James P. Cross, Associate Provost and Senior International Officer and Professor, Champlain College, USA

I certainly appreciate all the efforts taken by your team in putting up such a great event. We were equally excited about meeting with the Indian institutions and students. I think that this event is one of the very few in our industry in India to provide a platform as unique as this to encourage collaborations. Ms. Riddhi Mehta Modi, Office of International Education, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, USA

My gratitude and deepest thanks for the amazing summit you have organized. I know exactly what it takes to organize international conferences, but yours was much more important considering the three cities and all the logistics that goes with it. What a tremendous work and organization! Everything went so well and we have been exposed to the greatest opportunities for research and collaboration. Dr. Majida Bargach, Associate Director, Center for International Studies, University of Virginia, USA

Very many thanks for a superbly organized and very well planned conference. We enjoyed it very much and it has already led to many productive conversations. Dr Kay Mohanna, Director of Postgraduate Programmes, Keele University School of Medicine, UK

Thank you for everything during the Education Summit. It was a real pleasure to have met you. Dr. Gustavo Perrusquia, Director of International Affairs, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

It was an absolute pleasure attending the Indo-Global Education Summit. I met many people, made many useful and interesting connections for potential collaborations and made many new friends from all around the world. The whole experience was fabulous. I will let you know of the progress that we make in our collaborations. Dr. Julia Brown, Head of External Relations, Aston University, UK

I will like to personally commend you for a well-organized Summit of that magnitude. It was quite a scintillating experience rubbing minds with scientists and academics of diverse interests and disciplines from all over the World. As you are aware, my University is very keen in collaborating with Indian Institutions. Let me use this opportunity to join other members of the Nigerian contingent to express our sincere gratitude to you and the Indus Foundation for the opportunity given to us to participate in the Summit. Prof. Emilolorun Ambrose Aiyelari, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

First, I want to thank you for your hospitality and another successful Summit. Attending the Summit for the third year I am confident that we will establish some collaborations with the Indian institutions. There is enormous potential. I strongly recommend the other foreign delegates to be patient and persistent in developing collaborations with the Indian institutions. Dr. Arup K. Sen, Vice President for Academic Affairs, D'Youville College, USA

Participating in the Summit was one of the most enriching and productive experiences of my whole professional life: through the Summit in Hyderabad and the Universities tour to Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi I was able to know better your beautiful country, admire its people and culture and, most of all, understand the university system. The whole program was very well designed and very efficiently conducted by Mr. Anumolu and his staff. I did find my partners-to-be in India through the Summit, and this is an excellent outcome Dr. Rosa Marina de Brito Meyer, Associate Vice-President, Pontifical Catholic University, Brazil

Thank you for organizing this wonderful trip. Peggy (vice-provost) and I both found it to be most instructive. Exciting things are happening in India, and it is imperative that we have opportunities such as this, to get to know each other. Please don't hesitate to contact me if I can be of service to you in your efforts to bridge Indian and American higher education. Dr. Jamshed Bharucha, Provost & Senior Vice President, Tufts University, USA

Thank you for the truly enlightening experience of the recent Summit. It was an extremely enriching and fruitful collaboration in terms of bringing us together with our colleagues from across the world in the Indian education sector. The attention to detail and seamless transition during the summit and between cities was a mark of a highly skilled planning team and was indicative of the care and thought your committee put into this summit and your efforts are genuinely appreciated. Ms. Vanessa Vardon, Graduate, Research and Int’l Programs Manager, Drexel University, USA

It was a great pleasure meeting you and attending the summit. I would like to thank you for the excellent arrangements and for providing the opportunity to meet with personnel from Indian higher education institutions. Dr. Tadisina and I will be following through with some of the contacts we had established at the summit. Dr. Ramanarayanan Viswanathan, Interim Dean and Professor, College of Engineering, Southern Illinois University Carbondale , USA

Thank you for organizing the outstanding Indo-American Summit. You and everyone else from the Indus Foundation have much to be proud of. The event was a phenomenal success, thanks to the dedication and hard work of everyone involved. Dr. Bert Barry, Director of International Services, Saint Louis University, USA

We enjoyed our trip enormously and are grateful for your hospitality. While the meetings were intense, we were impressed by the level of enthusiasm of the participants and the number of opportunities. Since then we have established communications with a number of institutions and are considering a number of collaboration opportunities. Dr. Keya Sadeghipour, Dean, Temple University College of Engineering, USA

Just a quick note to thank you and all your Indus Foundation colleagues for your kind invitation and gracious hospitality during last week’s Indo-Global Education Summit. My congratulations on an excellent forum for discussions and collaboration among Indian universities and universities from throughout the rest of the world. It was truly a global summit. I look forward to strengthening the new relationships generated last week and establishing possible new links. Well done! Dr. Don Schramm, Program Director, Department of Engineering Professional Development, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA