India and Australia signs MoU in Education, Training and Research

India and Australia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the fields of education, training and research. The MoU was signed by Smt. Smriti Irani, Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India and Mr. Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Education and Training, Government of Australia after the 3rd meeting of the Australia-India Education Council (AIEC), held in New Delhi.

The MoU will help intensify existing partnerships between India and Australia in higher education & research, including technical and professional education, schools, vocational education and training and will open up new and innovative areas of cooperation.

Both the countries agreed for a total joint financial commitment of up to $ 1.0 million AUD for various activities under Educational Cooperation. Australian Minister also announced Adam Gilchrist as the Australia-India Education Ambassador, who will help project the quality of Australian education and strengthen the bilateral education, training and research relationships.

Source:Indo-Australian Chamber of Commerce

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