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Engagement with India

Collaborating for impact
We are committed to deeper engagement with India by investing in research and collaborating with industry partners, while supporting education for students to achieve their full potential.

At the University of Sydney, we build strategic global partnerships that change lives through high‑impact collaborations, leadership in research, teaching and international experiences. We provide opportunities for our staff and students to exchange ideas with the brightest minds around the world, and offer scholarships for students who are Indian citizens.

We partner our students with leading corporate, community and government organisations to create solutions to authentic issues. Our students bring fresh insights to organisations and gain invaluable practical experience.

Our partnerships cross research, industry, business, government and education

Collaborating on research, contributing to professional services and licensing our intellectual property are just three of the ways we work with industry, business and government.

Examples of this collaboration include:

  • 60 academic research partnerships with India
  • partnerships in India in the fields of health, medicine, environmental sciences and agriculture
  • appointment of the inaugural University of Sydney Visiting Chair in Contemporary India, Professor Meena Gopal from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

Our goal is to work with industry partners who recognise the value of our technologies, ideas and expertise. We hope that our partnerships fuel greater research and development and generate products, systems and services that benefit the global community.

Our unique research centres are focused on tackling problems from all angles, addressing major social challenges and specialist interest areas.

We're home to 10 multidisciplinary initiatives that bring together talented researchers across diverse disciplines to advance teaching and research objectives in a collaborative environment. These include the Brain and Mind Centre; Cancer Research NetworkCharles Perkins CentreCentre for Translational Data Science; Marie Bashir InstituteSydney Environment InstituteSydney NanoAustralian Centre for Field Robotics; Sydney Policy Lab; and Sydney Southeast Asia Centre.

  • The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research and the Indian Agricultural Research Institute are co‑funding research by Professor Richard Trethowan from the Faculty of Science on molecular wheat breeding.
  • As part of our commitment to increasing engagement with India, our Global Executive MBA has a residential block that is undertaken in Bangalore each year.
  • We have signed an agreement with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences for an Industry and Community Project Unit to commence in February 2020.

Our welcoming community makes new Indian students feel right at home

Once Indian students join our friendly community, we offer plenty of support to make their transition to life in Sydney as easy as possible. With a vibrant community of more than 200 clubs and societies, we have something for everyone.

We host an array of subcontinental food, cultural activities and events on campus. The City of Sydney celebrates festivals such as Diwali, Holi Mahotsav and Parramasala, and we host the oldest cricket club in Australia, with a range of teams suited to all player levels. 

Our subcontinental clubs and societies include the Ekansh Indian Cultural Society and the Sydney University Sikh Society.

Milestone moments in our partnerships with India

  • 22/11/2019
    Sydney's flagship public talks program heads to India

    Flagship public talks program heads to India

    The University of Sydney has taken its flagship public talks program, Sydney Ideas, to Delhi and Mumbai. It is the first time Sydney Ideas has been taken overseas.
  • 15/11/2019
    New partnership to address climate change

    Working with India to address human impact of climate change

    The University of Sydney has signed an MOU research agreement with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai to work on collaborative research focused on the consequences of climate change.
  • 14/11/2019
    University sends largest-ever delegation to India

    Cementing Sydney's relationship with India

    The University of Sydney will send its largest ever international delegation to India, travelling across the country to meet with institutional and industry partners.
  • 20/09/2019
    Meet our first Sydney Scholars India scholarship winners

    First Sydney Scholars India winners

    Undergraduate students Madhullikaa Singh from Mumbai and Aryan Bhatia from Delhi are the inaugural recipients of the two major scholarships offered under the Sydney Scholars India Scholarship program, valued at up to AU$200,000 (INR 10,000,000) each.
  • 11/02/2019
    New partnership with Tech Mahindra in India

    Partnering with Tech Mahindra's research arm Makers Lab

    The University of Sydney is partnering with Tech Mahindra's research and development arm, Makers Lab, to provide students with real-world experience through the newly developed Industry and Community Projects Units (ICPU).
  • 06/02/2019
    New scholarships for Indian citizens living in India

    Prestigious new scholarships for students from India

    For the first time the University establishes a A$500,000 country-specific scholarship scheme to help discover India's next leaders.
  • 05/02/2019
    The University is partnering with two of India's leading universities

    Partnering with India's premier institutions

    The University of Sydney is strengthening its partnerships with two of India's leading universities to give students experience studying and working abroad.
  • 02/05/2018
    New partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

    Collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

    The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay is working with researchers from our Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies on quantum dots for sensing and diagnosing diseases, as well as targeted drug delivery and efficient elimination of cancer cells.
  • 29/03/2018
    The University finalises an historic partnership with Tech Mahindra for collaborative research and experiential learning opportunities to students

    Partnership signed with Tech Mahindra

    The University finalises an historic partnership with Tech Mahindra for collaborative research and experiential learning opportunities to students.
  • 10/12/2015
    Landmark agreement with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras

    Partnership with Indian Institute of Technology Madras

    The University signs a five-year agreement worth A$500,000 that will help develop medical interventions using modern engineering approaches to address health and medical issues.

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