India and Australia are deepening ties through two-way mobility

Mar 02: The visiting Australian delegation led by Education Minister Mr Jason Clare held a high-level meeting with the Indian delegation led by Union Minister of Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, and participated in student engagement programmes in New Delhi today. Both sides held discussions to take their partnership in the education sector forward in areas of the school, higher and vocational education. They discussed ways to deepen engagements to empower youth in both countries and make the education & skills sector more vibrant. The two Ministers reaffirmed their commitment to enhancing institutional collaboration and two-way mobility by exploring the delivery of transnational education in the higher education, skills and research sectors. The Minister for Education, Australia, Mr Jason Clare is on a 5-day visit to India from 28th February to 4th March 2023 to foster India-Australia relations in the field of education.

Both Ministers attended the student engagement event, “Deepening Ties through Two-way mobility” at Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi in the morning today. The other distinguished guests included Australian High Commissioner to India H.E. Barry O’ Farrell, and former International Cricketer Mr Adam Gilchrist, who is also a Global Brand Ambassador of, the University of Wollongong. A delegation comprising Vice Chancellors/ Provosts of 21 Australian Universities also attended the event.

While addressing the gathering, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan said that India and Australia are deepening ties through two-way mobility to fulfil 21st-century aspirations. He further said that Education is the key to all transformation. Therefore, education is the natural ‘mother ’ for all transformation and partnerships. Shri Pradhan further said that strengthening educational linkages will provide opportunities for students from both countries to learn and gain new experiences in diverse cultural settings, thereby truly upholding the values of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” or “One Earth, One Family and One Future”, which is also the theme of India’s G20 Presidency. Shri Pradhan informed us that two Australian universities will soon establish campuses in the GIFT CITY of Gujarat. He reiterated that India remains committed to partner Australia to make quality education more accessible and affordable.

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