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'Int'l collaboration between Britain, India is driving economic growth'

Students from India are innovators and risk takers and also take advantage of all the enterprise opportunities London has to offer.

Putting this in perspective, Professor Alice Gast, president, Imperial College London, said: "While some seem to believe that international students are 'not being welcomed' in UK universities, I can say that this is completely untrue, at least at Imperial College London."

Gast was addressing industry leaders and academic luminaries at a CII-organised seminar on Innovation and Research-Industry University Collaboration here on Monday.

Throughout her speech, Professor Gast sought to drive home how "the UK's most international university" is open to greater collaborations with Indian businesses, academics and innovators.

"International collaboration between Britain and India is driving economic growth and increasing efficiency and environmental sustainability. Collaboration is the key.

We have very strong collaborations around the world. Over 50 percent of our publications involve a co-author in another country," she said.
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