One of the top 20 Universities of UK, Queen's University Belfast (QUB) and Lovely Professional University (LPU) explored the opportunity of working together. In this regard, the International Officer from QUB, Ms. Isabelle Husillos, visited Lovely Professional University. She had interaction with the Chancellor, Ashok Mittal and also met Senior Deans, Deans of different faculty of the University. They jointly explored on the possibilities for academic collaboration to facilitate Students / Faculty Exchange, Joint Research, Degree Programmes, split-sites studentships and cultural links. She also interacted with many engineering students undergoing PEP training at the university and shared her thoughts with them. It is worth illustration that Ms Isabelle carried along with her the great message of the Chancellor of Queen's University, his Excellency Kamlesh Sharma, Secretary General to the Commonwealth: “India is important for Queen's University and we want to create strong, long lasting partnerships.”
On this occasion, welcoming Ms. Isabelle Husillos, the Chancellor Mr Mittal informed: “She has special responsibility for India, and under her propagations collaborative processes are flourishing regularly. Her visit to the University will really be mutually beneficial to both the Universities in terms of understanding for students and faculty exchange programmes.” He added: “The sharing of knowledge and skills across international borders is vital in today's world. In this regard, we are soon going to clinch MOU with QUB, to share the resources on the international level.”
Visiting the Faculty of Engineering, Applied Medical Sciences, Management, Education, Computer Applications, she felt happy to see the facilities and programmes of International Standard being provided at the University. On this occasion, she said “We have started to work with LPU in the areas of Engineering and Business to start with but would also like to expand it with other Disciplines of the university soon.” She further added: “Though Queen's University and LPU have been knowing each other for the last three-four years, we are soon going to work together under collaboration.”
It is also to be noted that one of the QUB's guiding principles is the recognition that knowledge knows no boundaries. It also holds that the forging of international partnerships is central to the realization of its vision for the Future. Here, Indian staff and research scholars have contributed significantly to research collaborations, and have highlighted the key achievements. A number of Indian delegations are hosted each year and its academic staff has also visited India many times. It is a top ranking university in Northern Ireland having membership for European University Association, Association of Commonwealth Universities, Universities Ireland and Universities UK.