UNSW Welcomes Indian Students to Join Cutting-edge Research


As India aims to foster innovation and skills for its aspirational youth, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney is keen to become the top destination for Indian students and research partners, it said in a statement on Monday.

Australian Education Minister Dan Tehan will arrive in India with a delegation of Australian universities, including the UNSW, on a three-day visit from Tuesday to showcase the country”s education and research sector. The UNSW said it is looking at opportunities to build landmark research and education partnerships in India amid efforts by the Indian government to improve both quality and access of higher education.

“Partnerships work at many levels — through the Indian students themselves – the maximum of whom go to UNSW in Australia. Many take up research and work that spans both nations; as well as through the expanding nature of research from the traditional science and technology to soft skills, like law and social sciences,” said Amit Dasgupta, Country Head, UNSW India.

“For example, UNSW Law and the VM Salgaocar College of Law in Goa have signed an MoU to establish a Child Rights Comparative Clinical Development Programme, which will provide students from both colleges with legal and practical training in various aspects of children and family law,” Dasgupta elaborated.

The UNSW is ranked 43rd in the QS World University Rankings, has risen 25 places to 71st in the latest “Times Higher Education World University Rankings” and, over two years, has made the leap from 133rd to 94th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities. In the recent Australian government”s ”Excellence in Research for Australia” assessment, UNSW was a leader in the combination of research quality and research impact.

UNSW opened its India Centre in New Delhi as part of its efforts to build a strong presence in the country and strengthen India-Australia relations. As part of its increased India focus, the university also offers “the Future of Change India Scholarships” to students in the country.

According to Dasgupta, the university pays a lot of attention to the twin pillars of teaching-pedagogy and research and there is no compromise between the two unlike in many institutions. The UNSW is also set to organize “GRIHA Summit” in December in New Delhi, India. The 11th edition of the Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) Council”s annual flagship event will be co-hosted by UNSW for a second year in a row.

The GRIHA Council is an independent, not-for-profit society jointly set up by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the government of India.



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