Queensland, Australia woos India with educational opportunities

University of Queensland Senior Delegation with Mr. Abhinav Bhatia_ Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner-South Asia at Trade and Investment Queensland. |

Delhi: In its quest for internationalization through collaborations, the University of Queensland (UQ) traveled to India to engage with educational institutes, government and industry partners. Led by Chancellor Peter N Varghese AO and President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry AO, the delegation discussed partnerships and collaborations that are geared towards the National Education Policy (NEP 2020) goal of internationalizing Indian higher education sector and strengthen its long-standing ties. with India.

Commenting on the visit, Mr. Abhinav Bhatia, Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner for South Asia at Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ) said: “The education, skills, research and business relationships between Australia and India are based on shared values ​​and are complementary. . The visit of senior management from the University of Queensland is a clear indication of the university’s commitment and vision for India. It is exciting to see the kind of work UQ is doing with the Indian Institute Technology of Delhi (IITD), industry partners and the new collaborations they intend to develop. It is our effort at Study Queensland (Government) to support such initiatives which expose Indian students to the best study and employability opportunities, multicultural communities and enviable lifestyle that Queensland has to offer.

Study Queensland, supported by the Queensland Government, aims to attract talent to its education and training institutes.

As part of its visit, UQ spent time with senior management at IIT Delhi and celebrated the universities’ research partnership, UQ-IITD Academy of Research, with over 100 PhD students. registrations.

Speaking about UQ’s meetings with IITD, Professor Deborah Terry AO, Vice-Chancellor and President of UQ, said: “As one of the world’s top 50 universities, UQ is serious about establishing strong partnerships to meet our education and research priorities – and for us, the partnerships don’t get much stronger than the ones we have in India. We really appreciated the opportunity to meet with senior IITD leaders to discuss the future direction of our Joint Research Academy and to explore how it can be improved for even greater impact. The UQ-IITD Research Academy is transforming the Australian-Indian research landscape and addressing relevant global issues, from feeding the world to creating a more resilient environment and transforming societies with future technologies.

In addition, the delegation visited the Lady Shri Ram College for Women and spoke at a panel discussion focusing on women in leadership positions and their role in building an ever-changing world. In addition to this, the delegation had meetings with Austrade and the Australian High Commission to discuss government priorities in India. UQ also met with industrial partners Thermax, Dozee, ReNew Power, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and educational partners such as The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, Ashoka University and Shiv Nadar University to discuss potential engagements. Agreements to formalize the collaboration were also signed with OP Jindal Global University and Sharda University during this visit.

Commenting on the visit to India, Mr Peter N Varghese AO, Chancellor of UQ said: “Building a deep research partnership between Australia and India is a key part of the University’s strategy. UQ. Together, we can achieve much more than by ourselves. A deeper research partnership will also enhance the reputation of Australian universities in India. And research that addresses our respective national challenges is of clear benefit to both countries.

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