Focus on: India
Economic geographer Bill Pritchard is investigating
the global food crisis
Professor Lyndal Trevena is tackling cervical cancer
through mobile technology and low-tech screening
Australia and India are increasingly drawn together by health and security concerns, trade, and the legacy of history.
As highlighted in the 'Australia in the Asian Century' white paper, education partnerships with Asia are key to Australia’s success in the future.
There is compelling evidence that suggests Australia’s investment in Asia is worthwhile. Through our partnerships with Indian colleagues, the University of Sydney is tackling real life problems in health, agriculture, education and other areas.
With almost $2 million in funding from the Australian government's AusAID program and the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund, the University is actively engaged in research collaborations and networks, such as the South Asia Infant Feeding Research Network – which address challenges in maternal and infant health, cervical cancer and people’s food needs.
In 2012, our 100 Indian students are mostly postgraduates enrolled within the School of Business, the Faculty of Engineering and IT and Sydney Medical School. India is the second largest source country for overseas students in Australia, after China.
The Australia-India Year of Friendship in 2012 celebrates the bond between two countries that are increasingly drawn together.
Backed by the University’s strength in research and the Australian government’s commitment to strengthening links with India, our academics are leading research projects that provide a path forward.
For more information on our collaborations with India, read our India World Magazine online.