Who We Are

Who We Are

About Australia India Institute

The Australia India Institute is Australia’s leading centre dedicated to enhancing Australia-India relations. We aim to increase the policy and public importance of India as a crucial partner in Australia’s future, and of Australia as a crucial partner in India’s future. Our activities across the academic, political, business and community sectors have helped to shape engagement with India among Australian decision makers, change perceptions about Australia in India, promote trade and investment and activate bilateral networks.

For over a decade the Australia India Institute has built a solid reputation as a convener of bilateral dialogues and a thought leader providing expert advice and policy commentary on India. Our quality research, advocacy and stakeholder reach make us a sought-after partner.

Our history

The Australia India Institute was founded in 2008 with funding received from the Australian Government. Founding partners were the University of Melbourne, La Trobe University, and the University of New South Wales. Since its inception, and with subsequent funding received from the Australian and Victorian Governments, the University of Melbourne and other sources, the Institute has been dedicated to the study of India, the understanding of contemporary India in Australia, and to the development of the bilateral relationship.

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