Minister to champion in-country education during India trip

Universities in Australia are stepping up plans to tap the enormous potential of India’s student market by setting up campuses in the country, as India closes the gap on China as the linchpin of Australia’s multibillion-dollar international education industry, writes Lisa Visentin for The Age.

But expansion into India is unlikely to dampen universities’ demand for high-fee-paying international students to study at their Australian campuses, with some migration experts now warning of mounting pressures on the broader migration system as enrolment figures hit close to pre-pandemic highs.

Australia’s Federal Education Minister Jason Clare was to lead a delegation of university executives to India on Sunday 5 November, his second such trip this year following one in March, in a bid to cement Australia’s role in educating Indian students in their home country by setting up campuses where they can complete undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
Full report on The Age site