Australia India Institute to receive $3 million to build ties with India

September 14 / 144

The Australia India Institute will receive $3 million extra funding as part of the federal government’s expansion of educational ties with India.

Since its establishment in 2008, the Australia India Institute has served as an important hub for dialogue, research and partnerships between India and Australia.

The funding will contribute to the Institute’s establishment of its first node in the Indian capital New Delhi in early 2015.

It will also allow it to create stronger engagement with Australian and Indian corporations for meaningful collaboration.

Through its teaching, research, public policy and outreach programs, the Institute aims to be a one-stop centre for information and guidance on the Australia-India trade relationship.

Institute Director Professor Amitabh Mattoo said he was deeply grateful for the Prime Minister’s recognition of the Institute’s work and the generous contribution.

“The Australia India relationship is critical in the 21st century, and the Institute will continue to play a role in strengthening the bilateral relationship,” he said.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International) Susan Elliott said the announcement was a fantastic endorsement of the work of the Australia India Institute, which conducts a range of programs aimed at deepening and enriching the relationship between the two countries.

“This funding boost will assist the Institute and the University to continue to enhance relationships and understanding between Australia and India,” Professor Elliott said.

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