India’s pace of progress is unprecedented’

Pune: India’s pace of progress is unprecedented, it is growing in Economic, Strategic and Cultural Spaces hence many western countries are keen to tie up with India, Consul-General for Australia in Mumbai, department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Peter Truswell said.

There is a wide scope of work for both India and Australia and a lot can be done in the fields of Education, Research & Innovation and collaboration and participation can be achieved.
Symbiosis have recently launched the “Symbiosis Centre for India Australia Studies” aimed at exploring opportunities to build ties to enhance academic collaborations with Australian Universities.

Mr. Peter Truswell was invited as the “Guest Speaker” at Symbiosis International University to address the students here on Wednesday. His topic of the Lecture was “Future trends of Trade and Investment between India and Australia” and Education and Employment opportunities in Australia. The said Lecture was an initiative of “Symbiosis Centre for International Education’s (SCIE) Global Lecture Series”.
Speaking at the occasion Mr. Truswell said, Australia and India had formed a Business Strategy in the year 2018 and the same is updated this year in 2022. Our focus is mainly on Better Education Links, Science and Technology, Technology and Innovation. We have come up with a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in many sectors with India which includes Education Services, Healthcare, Management etc. and there are many possible areas for future collaborations.
Speaking about the Education and Employment opportunities in Australia Mr. Truswell said, we have started giving a Two Years Post Study Work Permit (PSW) for the students who completed their education from the Australian Universities.
We have also started issuing “Holiday plus Work Permit” for the first thousand Indian Students who wish to come to Australia. There is a high demand in Australia for the Jobs of Chefs and Yoga Teachers.
The Second and Third Talk in the Global Lecture Series” was conducted Virtually. Prof. Alex Johnson, Plant Biologist Associate Dean International, Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne spoke about the “Improving food security with iron-enriched cereal crops” and Professor Robyn Schofield, Associate Dean Environment and Sustainability, University of Melbourne, spoke about the “Climate change, environment and sustainability”.
Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Pro- Chancellor, Symbiosis International University and Principal Director Symbiosis gave Welcome Address and Dr. Swati Sahastrabuddhe, Head, International Initiatives and Collaboration, Symbiosis Centre for International Education’s (SCIE) was the Anchor of the Program. (UNI)

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