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

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(University of Queensland to hold sessions in Mumbai for prospective students to showcase study options)
A delegation from The University of Queensland (UQ) will visit New Delhi and Mumbai next week to strengthen relationships with local partners and extend global study opportunities to Indian students.
Prospective students and their families have also been invited to attend UQ Information Days in New Delhi on 26 September and in Mumbai on 28 September, where they can speak with UQ academics and explore their study 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 covering topics such as the future job market, the latest innovations in Engineering, Business and Technology, and the integration of entrepreneurship with tertiary study,” Mr Varghese said.
“Graduate employability is UQ’s main priority and, as such, we aim to empower students to become creative problem solvers who can evolve, innovate and adapt over the course of their working lives.”
Mr. Varghese has been asked by the prime minister to develop a long-term India Economic Strategy for the Australian government going out to 2035.
Education links will be a key element of the strategy which seeks to position Australia as a strategic partner of India over the long term.
India has been designated as a key engagement country for UQ, due to India’s rapidly growing economy and increased focus on innovation.
“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.
UQ plans to grow its Indian student population over the next five years, with more scholarships and credit arrangements for Indian students.
Currently UQ is home to more than 13,300 international students from 141 nations.
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 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 commercialization opportunities.
UQ researchers hold strong links with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Indian Institutes of Technology (ITT), and in the past 5 years, UQ has collaborated with 11 Indian institutions on 12 research projects worth more than AUD 5.1 million (INR 249.3 million).

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Thursday, September 21, 2017