The visit marks the recent signing of the Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement.
UNSW was honoured to welcome Indian Minister for Commerce and Industry, the Honourable Piyush Goyal, and Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Honourable Dan Tehan, to the Kensington campus recently.
Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Attila Brungs welcomed Minister Tehan and Minister Goyal by noting UNSW’s long history of engagement with India. Students from India have been studying at UNSW since the early days of the Colombo Planand many of our leading academics have joined us from India or have Indian heritage.
UNSW academics are collaborating with the Indian government and industry partners in areas such as transport, photovoltaics, optometry, water and waste management and utilisation. UNSW also has an active UNSW Indian Society for international and domestic students.
Minister Tehan and Minister Goyal visited UNSW to mark the recent signing of the Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement. This agreement covers a range of goods, services and people-to-people links. Notably it provides favourable post-study work rights for Indian students studying in Australia. When speaking at UNSW, both Minister Tehan and Minister Goyal highlighted the importance of education to bilateral relations between Australia and India.
During the visit to UNSW the Ministers met with representatives of UNSW’s Indian Society and placed a garland of flowers on the bust of Mahatma Gandhi on the library lawn.