THE PROJECT

FOCUS INDIA is a flagship project within the bachelor degree program of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland. Organized by students for students in their final year, it allows them to apply and enhance the skills learned in school. Through the close collaboration with industrial partners, FOCUS INDIA will be in its 16th consecutive successful year. For the past years this project has enriched numerous students with valuable skills. Not only the project team members have profited from this unique experience, also communication team members as well as delegation members have broadened their horizons and have gone on to start remarkable careers or graduate programs after their graduation.

Transform India’s challenges into opportunities:  
digitally, flexibly & sustainably 

FOCUS INDIA 2021 aims to find out how companies in India are transforming their challenges into opportunities. Our project takes a closer look at three essential attributes of any business success in today’s world: digitalization, flexibility and sustainability. 

Grow digitally

Focus India 2021 emphasizes the importance of infrastructure, the use of digital technologies and digital skills and explores its opportunities and challenges.

Be flexible

Embracing flexibility with smart business models, that can respond to the changing business environments, fosters agility as a business core competence.

Act sustainably

Sustainability is more than just environmental protection; it also requires a strong economy and a society based on solidarity

MEET THE FOCUS INDIA TEAM 2021

PROJECT TEAM

Oliver Sommer

Oliver Sommer

Project Coordination & Communication, Partnership
Céline Houchaimi

Céline Houchaimi

Partnership & Finance
Arbenita Mjaki

Arbenita Mjaki

On-Site Seminar & Delegation Coordination
Jessica Kibui

Jessica Kibui

On-Site Seminar & Preparatory Seminar

COMMUNICATIONS TEAM

Michelle Teuscher

Michelle Teuscher

PR & Communication
Caroline Binder

Caroline Binder

PR & Communication

MILESTONES OF LAST YEAR’S PROJECT

PREPARATORY SEMINAR

10 – 14 February 2020

Together with expert guest speakers the students will discuss the characteristics of doing sustainable business in India and get the unique opportunity to connect with prestigious companies.

CAREER
FAIR

14 February 2020

At the end of the preparatory seminar, the career fair provides a unique opportunity for our partners to present their company and recruit students from various fields of study.

ON-SITE
SEMINAR

26 March 2020 – 12 April 2020

During the trip to India, the participants will be visiting local and international companies and discover the Indian culture in overwhelming cities such as: Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Pune.

CLOSING
EVENT

4 May 2020

All of the flagship projects reflect on their insights and experiences gained during the preparatory seminar and onsite seminar.

PARTNERS 2020