Relationship “reaching new heights” between Australia and India

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By Education Today

Posted on November 7, 2023


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Under the direction of the nation’s minister of education, an Australian delegation comprising leaders in higher education is visiting Indonesia and India.

Jason Clare is visiting India for the second time this year as part of the government’s efforts to “strengthen” ties in the field of education between the two nations. Clare will co-chair the annual meeting of the Australia India Education and Skills Council and hold another discussion with his Indian counterpart, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan.

Clare, who is getting ready to tour the Deakin University and University of Wollongong campuses that are scheduled to open in Gift City, emphasised before of time that foreign education “is not a one-way street.”

Since the two universities were the first to receive approval to open a campus in India, he applauded them both. Applications for Deakin University will open next week, and both campuses anticipate accepting students in the middle of 2024.

While visiting the southern city of Bengaluru, Western Sydney University plans to declare its intention to establish a campus there. Clare will also “assist launch Western Sydney University’s new Surabaya campus” in Indonesia; the facility is scheduled to open in 2019.

WSU is set to become a part of Monash University, an Australian university with a postgraduate campus located in southwest Jakarta. Additionally seeking to open campuses in the nation of Southeast Asia are Deakin University and Central Queensland University.

During AIEC in October, Clare stated that Australia’s education missions are helping the “two economic superpowers in the making.”

In addition to Patricia M. Davidson, president of the University of Wollongong, and vice-chancellor Iain Martin of Deakin University, officials from eight additional academic institutions are also attending.