In new deal, universities could open campuses in India

Australian universities could soon establish offshore campuses in India under a new groundbreaking agreement announced by the education minister, writes Caitlin Cassidy for The Guardian Australia.

In a speech at Universities Australia’s gala dinner on Wednesday evening (22 February), Jason Clare confirmed he would use next week’s trip to India to sign the most “broad-ranging” agreement of its kind in the nation’s history. It comes as the government ramps up development prospects in the rapidly developing tertiary education sector. The agreement locks in rules for mutual recognition to access education in the two nations, including qualifications provided online and offshore.

Late last year, India announced new regulations allowing foreign universities and educational institutions to open offshore campuses and repatriate profits in a range of courses such as financial management, science, technology, engineering and STEM.
Full report on The Guardian Australia site