Mumbai, Monday,24th September 2018: Representatives from UQ will be in New Delhi on 27 September and in Mumbai on 29 September to meet with potential students and to showcase the range of courses and activities on offer to international students, including student exchanges and English language programs. UQ Chancellor and former Australian High Commissioner to India, Mr Peter Varghese, said the University was committed to an expanded strategic investment in its partnerships in India. This will give Indian students the opportunity to partner with one of Australia’s leading universities in addressing key Indian and global challenges.
“UQ’s valued relationship with India reflects decades of academic and industry partnerships, student mobility and commercialisation opportunities,” Mr Varghese said. “By expanding our partnerships in India, and increasing scholarship opportunities, we aim to support more students to broaden their horizons and to study at a university ranked among the world’s top 50.”
On Saturday, senior leaders from the University launched a flagship Academy of Research at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. With generous scholarship opportunities, the collaboration will enable students from both India and Australia to take advantage of world-class facilities and resources, and to gain exposure to culturally diverse research networks.
“Pursuing higher education in Australia is clearly an opportunity that Indian students’ value, and we are looking forward to this time in India to build diverse and sustainable partnerships across the Indian Ocean,” Mr Varghese said. The number of Indian students in Australia has shown tremendous growth in the past year. Figures shared by the Australian High Commission in New Delhi show that close to 70,000 students were studying in Australian universities and colleges in 2017 – almost 15 per cent higher than in 2016.Indian students make up one of the largest international cohorts at UQ, with Engineering, Business and Commerce among the most popular programs. The UQ Indian Student Club is one of many thriving student groups set up to support the University’s Indian community and to celebrate Indian culture with festivals, movie nights, and the South Asia Cricket Cup.