Bengaluru and Liverpool are well matched. Both cities are historically distant from the centres of power and decision making, in Delhi and London. Both are cosmopolitan cities that have played host to waves of migrants, leaving communities with distinctive cultural identities. Within these cities, both Christ University and Liverpool Hope have maintained a service-centered ethos (The Service and Leadership Program at Hope and Global Hope; the Centre for Social Action at Christ) and both have been important centres for teacher training.
Bluecoat is the UK’s oldest continuously running arts centre. It has a rich history of sharing with a wide public, as well as specialist constituencies, issues of race, gender, sexuality and class through exhibitions, residencies and public events.
Christ University, Bengaluru is a nurturing ground for an individual’s holistic development in a dynamic environment, preparing its students and graduates to make effective contributions to society. As an institution, Christ University is dedicated to excellence and service.
FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) is part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio and Liverpool City Council’s Culture Liverpool Investment Programme. It is the UK’s leading organisation for commissioning, exhibiting, promoting and supporting artists and innovation in its specific field of film, video and new media. Exhibitions at FACT, developed by a range of international artists, increase knowledge about new technologies and how they affect society.
Liverpool Hope University is committed to excellence in teaching and research and dedicated to the pursuance of inclusivity and social justice. Hope was awarded Gold status in the recent Teaching Excellence Framework. The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 placed Liverpool Hope University 2nd in the UK for teaching excellence and 1st in the North West for teaching excellence and student experience. For research intensity, it was ranked fourth in the Northwest, with 44% of research outputs rated as either world leading or internationally excellent in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.