Australian Higher Education Delegation explores building partnership to develop world class University system in India

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Future of Indian Higher Education

A 31 member Australian higher education delegation is currently in New Delhi as a part of Australia-India Business Exchange 2020 (AIB-X). The delegation is exploring and discussing on building better partnerships to develop world class university systems in India.

Session on building better partnerships to reinforce world class university systems

Coinciding with the visit of the Australian Higher Education delegation to India, a session titled “Building better partnerships to reinforce world class university systems” was organised in New Delhi today by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), Australian Government.

The session featuring Australian Institutions and research heads of leading Indian corporates, discussed the education system which India is building to support its vision of developing world class institutes, relevance of Australian capability and its relevance to India and how the institutes in both countries can partner.

India aspires to build a system in which its institutes can develop world class capabilities to attract a large proportion of globally mobile systems and to support India’s talent needs.

Key participants at the session included Professor Colin Stirling, President and Vice-Chancellor, Flinders University; Dr Jessica Gallagher, Pro-Vice- Chancellor (Global Engagement and Entrepreneurship), The University of Queensland;  Professor V Ramgopal Rao, Director, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi; Dr H Vinod Bhat, Vice Chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE); Professor Souvik Bhattacharyya, Vice-Chancellor, BITS Pilani; Dr Rupamanjari Ghosh, Vice-Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University and Mr Nikhil Malhotra, Global Head of Innovation, Tech Mahindra.

Speaking about the delegation, Mr Peter Coleman, Trade Commissioner, Australian Trade & Investment Commission, Australian Government said, “Indian education system provides strong opportunities for Australian institutions to partner. There is an immediate opportunity for Australian education providers to build stronger university-to-university engagements and to work with Indian corporate sector to support R&D collaboration and technology commercialisation.”

 

About Australia-India Business Exchange 2020

Senator The Hon Simon Birmingham, Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment is leading over 100 Australian businesses for the Australia-India Business Exchange 2020 (AIB-X) Ministerial Business Mission to India, 24-28 February 2020.

Australian businesses from priority sectors of education, tourism, energy and resources, and food and agribusiness will travel to New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai as part of the delegation between 24 and 28 February. The visit is part of Austrade’s Australia-India Business Exchange (AIB-X), a multi-month program of events to deepen trade, investment and tourism engagement between the two countries.