Canadian institutions increasingly targeting India

July 5, 2010

"If you analyze the global environment, you have no choice but to move into India," says the dean of York University's Schulich School of Business, which plans to open a campus in India. The South Asian country is home to a growing share of the world's under-25 population, and Canadian universities, some short on students and funds, need to tap into that market, the dean reasons. Canadian schools are increasingly targeting India, and their interest in the nation is shared by federal and provincial governments. The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada has made strategic engagement with India a priority, and is organizing a mission of 15 Canadian university presidents to India for this fall. Higher education officials suggest Canadian schools collaborate to improve their visibility in India, which is overshadowed by counterparts in the US, UK, and Australia. Globe and Mail