IHEA CEO in Higher Education Leaders Delegation to India to Boost Australian Education Sector

This week, Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) CEO Dr Peter Hendy is part of a delegation of Australian higher education leaders to India to promote institutional partnerships and boost collaboration between the two countries.

The visit builds on the Indian Minister of Education and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan’s visit to Australia last year.

During this week’s visit, Minister Pradhan and Australian Minister for Education, Hon Jason Clare MP, will sign the Mechanism for the Mutual Recognition of Qualifications which locks in the rules for mutual recognition to access education in both countries.

This recognition agreement will enhance student mobility between both countries.

The Modi Government’s National Education Policy has a target to get 50 percent of young Indians into higher education and vocational education by 2035. That is a genuine opportunity for Australian education providers to enhance collaboration with India.

Global Brand Ambassador and former Australian cricketer, Adam Gilchrist AM will also join the delegation of higher education leaders.

The visit will provide an important opportunity for Australian higher education providers to showcase new partnerships and plans which they can deliver in India, including opportunities for joint degrees and campuses.

Peter will be based in Delhi to meet with various participants and key contacts to learn more about India's education landscape and also promote Australia's world-class independent higher education sector.

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