Top Australian varsity to visit India with cutting-edge academic opportunities

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New Delhi: The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia’s leading university, is all set to cement ties with India by promoting research, teaching and policy outreach efforts. A delegation from UQ will be visiting New Delhi to strengthen relationships with local partners and to extend global study opportunities for students in India.
UQ will be holding a special session on September 26 at Le Meridien Hotel, Windsor Place, Janpath between 2 pm and 6 pm for prospective students and their families where academics from the university will help them explore various options.
UQ’s Chancellor and former High Commissioner to India Mr Peter Varghese AO said that UQ would also host a series of events for High School students, careers counsellors, and partners. “UQ academics and teaching staff will run workshops in New Delhi covering topics such as the future job market, the latest innovations in Engineering, Business and Technology, and the integration of entrepreneurship with tertiary study. Graduate employability is UQ’s main priority and we aim to empower students to become creative problem solvers who can innovate and adapt during their working lives,” he said.
UQ has designated India as a key engagement country because of its rapidly growing economy and increased focus on innovation. UQ plans to grow its Indian student population over the next five years, with more scholarships and credit arrangements for Indian students. Currently it is home to more than 13,300 international students from 141 nations.
In April, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, during his visit to Delhi had appointed Mr Varghese to formulate a new strategy for Australia’s trade with India. Education links will be one of the key elements of the strategy which seeks to position Australia as a strategic partner of India over the long term. “Building on our strong existing agreements within India, UQ aims to enable more Indian students to broaden their horizons through study at a university ranked in the world’s top 50*,” Mr Varghese said.
In the past five years, 659 Indian students enrolled in UQ degrees. PhD studies, the Master of Engineering Science (Management), the Master of Business, the Master of Commerce, and Bachelor of Engineering are among the most popular program choices.
The University of Queensland located in Brisbane, Australia has a strong focus on teaching excellence, having won more national teaching awards than any other university in Australia. More than 50,000 current students, including 13,300 international students, contribute to a diverse, inclusive community across UQ’s three beautiful campuses. UQ’s valued relationship with India has been strengthened by decades of academic and industry partnerships, student mobility, and commercialisation opportunities.