The University of Melbourne established the Australia India Institute in October 2008. In 2009 funding for the Institute was provided by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. Both the University of New South Wales and La Trobe University were also founding partners.
The Institute will provide leadership in policy, business briefings, research and postgraduate training, for the benefit of India and Australia and the broader Asia Pacific region. The Institute will attract leading international and Australian experts on India and build on the University’s expertise and relationships.
A strong partnership with business, government and academic institutions in Australia and India will ensure benefits for all. Prominent business and community leaders in Australia and India will assist the University in developing the strategic vision for the Australia India Institute to develop a regional perspective which will enhance understanding and cooperation between Australia and India on trade, scientific, political, cultural and social issues.