The education program focuses on supporting the bilateral education relationship between Australia and India through research, analysis and commentary.

The education program focuses on supporting the bilateral education relationship between Australia and India, through promoting understanding of each country’s education sector and through research, analysis, and commentary on opportunities for collaboration and engagement in education and research. We support the Australia India Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, Australia’s India Economic Strategy to 2035, and India’s Australia Economic Strategy.

We prioritise opportunities to strengthen engagement in light of India’s National Education Policy 2020 reform agenda. Our Australian Researcher Cooperation Hub platform (ARCH-India) facilitates increased research collaboration and offers a mentorship program for emerging researchers in both countries.

The Unnati Research Collaboration Grants, announced in June 2023, will advance the impact and outcomes of existing research collaborations between Australia and India. Twelve Australian researchers across nine universities have been awarded grants of up to $30,000. They will be supported by Indian partners from more than 20 higher education institutions, research centres, and industry.

Additionally, we support student and researcher mobility and explore opportunities for skills partnerships between the two countries. In 2023, we launched the Australia India Research Students (AIRS) Fellowships program to facilitate increased research collaboration and networking opportunities between Australian and Indian students and researchers.

Our education research reports, analysis, and knowledge sharing activities shape engagement across the sector, supporting market entry, boosting networks, and activating conversations and collaborations. The Institute is grateful for the support of the Australian Government Department of Education, enabling us to play a critical role in strengthening the learning, skilling, and research engagement between our two countries.



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