Australia India Institute, Delhi in collaboration with La Trobe University hosted the annual Women i...
Sep, 04th, 2019
Australia India Institute in collaboration with Victorian Government Trade and Investment and Edugro...
Jul, 27th, 2019
Australian election officials joined their Indian counterparts on 20th August 2019 to discuss the fu...
Aug, 20th, 2019
The Social Sciences Roundtable was held on the 19th August 2019 at Australia Institute, Delhi. Profe...
Aug, 19th, 2019
With the world’s second largest economy, China has the capacity to engage in substantial programs ...
Nov, 19th, 2019
The Australia India Institute, Delhi in collaboration with Global Youth is hosting the annual AII De...
Nov, 28th, 2019
Australia India Institute Delhi hosted a roundtable on 4th October 2019 under the Australia-India BR...
Oct, 04th, 2019
Australia India Institute Delhi hosted a roundtable on 23rd September 2019 under the Women In School...
Sep, 23rd, 2019
The Australia India Leadership Dialogue, hosted by the Australia India Institute, is an annual ...
Dec, 09th, 2019
Deakin University, Australia in association with the Australia India Institute Delhi, and The Centre...
Jan, 08th, 2020
Prof Nandu Nandkishore from ISB, Ravneet Pahwa, Deakin University South Asia, Prof Monika Kenne...
Feb, 26th, 2020
September, 04th, 2019
Australia India Institute, Delhi in collaboration with La Trobe University hosted the annual Women in Leadership panel discussion in Mumbai in September 2019. The panel had our director Ms. Tanya Spisbah, senior journalist, Mitali Mukherjee and Founder/Director of Yunus Social Business, Aarti Wig coming together to discuss the topic at hand. The discussion was chaired by Amalia Di Lorio from La Trobe University. Professor John Dewar, Vice Chancellor, La Trobe University delivered the keynote address at the event.
July, 27th, 2019
Australia India Institute in collaboration with Victorian Government Trade and Investment and Edugrowth and IIIT Bengaluru hosted a EdTech conference in May 2019. Several stakeholders and local industry were involved in the conference. The discussions revolved around how innovation in education incrementally enhances each and every area of education delivery. EdTech assists education providers to open new markets build new skilled jobs in established and emerging industries.
Ultimately the technology should support Improved efficiency of the administration systems, reduce the costs of administration, support students with better and additional credentials, improve the retention of students, improve learning outcomes for students and improve student engagement.
August, 20th, 2019
Australian election officials joined their Indian counterparts on 20th August 2019 to discuss the future of electoral democracy, with a focus on issues such as increasing voter participation, the merits of electronic voting and counting; and political funding, disclosure and compliance. The University of Melbourne's Election Watch project and the Australia India Institute partnered with the Trivedi Centre for Political Data at Ashoka University to exchange knowledge and insights about the recent national elections that recently took place in both nations. The Forum was supported by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs.
Speakers included Election Commissioner of Victoria (Australia), Warwick Gately, Assistant Director of the University of Melbourne's School of Government Tom Daly, Deputy Election Commissioner of India, Sudeep Jain, former Chief Elections Commissioners of India, S. Y. Qureshi and Navin Chawla, serval senior academics, representatives from UN Women and many more luminaries.
August, 19th, 2019
The Social Sciences Roundtable was held on the 19th August 2019 at Australia Institute, Delhi. Professor Duncan Maskell, Vice Chancellor Melbourne University spoke on the importance of Humanities and Social Sciences in both Australia and India. The Roundtable also had contributions by eminent speakers like Ms. Shakila Shamshu, OSD, National Education Policy, Dr Manisha Priyam, Delhi University and Professor Chintamani Mahapatra, Rector, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Social Sciences Roundtable provided an opportunity to reflect on ways to improve collaboration between Australia and India in Social Sciences and Humanities and on the need to have confidence and consistency on both sides about the purpose and value of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Roundtable also had discussions on the Draft New Education Policy and its implications for the future of education in India.
November, 19th, 2019
With the world’s second largest economy, China has the capacity to engage in substantial programs of development assistance and government investment in any and all of the countries of the world. It has expanded and directed this capacity in countries the world over for both the benefit of the recipients and its own interests. China has been expanding its commitment to scientific research, and Chinese researchers now produce more scientific publications than U.S. scientists do. It has been instrumental in shaping research and research priorities globally and specially in the Indo-Pacific. Taking this into account the discussion will focus on Geo-economics—Education, Research and the Role of China.
November, 28th, 2019
The Australia India Institute, Delhi in collaboration with Global Youth is hosting the annual AII Delhi Oration being delivered by Dr. Shashi Tharoor on 'Liberal Arts and Leadership.' The oration is part of the annual flagship event of the institute.
October, 04th, 2019
Australia India Institute Delhi hosted a roundtable on 4th October 2019 under the Australia-India BRIDGE School Partnerships Program an initiative of Asia Education Foundation to establish international school partnerships between students, teachers and school communities. The theme of the roundtable was ³SDGs and Education- taking forward Goal 4 through ICT, mainstreaming human and other environmental goals. The roundtable emphasised on education being a force multiplier that allows self-reliance, enhances economic growth by improving abilities, and enhances people¹s life by opening possibilities for better living.
September, 23rd, 2019
Australia India Institute Delhi hosted a roundtable on 23rd September 2019 under the Women In School Leadership Program - an initiative of the Victorian Government, to build stronger connections between Victorian schools and India. The topic of discussion was mainstreaming social issues in schools to inspire and inform resilient leaders of the future, with a focus on mental health and climate change. The roundtable had many experienced Delhi-NCR school principals, six Victorian school principals, Climate Reality Project India and SCHOOL (Society of Community Health Oriented Operational Links). The discussions reflected efforts at mainstreaming sustainable education in schools that could inspire responsible living, positive action, greater connectedness to and understanding of environment, and thereby greater sense of purpose, empowerment and connectedness, with a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing.
December, 09th, 2019
The Australia India Leadership Dialogue, hosted by the Australia India Institute, is an annual flagship event and pre-eminent forum for government and non-government exchanges between influencers and decision-makers in both Australia and India.Launched in 2015, the Dialogue is held in each country in alternate years and covers a range of themes of fundamental importance to India and Australia. We are delighted to have hosted our fourth Australia India Leadership Dialogue in Melbourne from 8-9 December 2019. There were captivating discussions around governance, geopolitics, water security, trade, economics and business, education and health. The Dialogue was co-chaired by Mr Ross Fitzgerald, Director, Visy Industries and Professor Amitabh Mattoo, Founding Director, Australia India Institute. The main objectives of the Dialogue were to discuss how the two complementary nations can work together even more closely to maximise mutual economic opportunities, minimise shared geostrategic and security risks and strengthen people-to-people and cultural ties.
January, 08th, 2020
Deakin University, Australia in association with the Australia India Institute Delhi, and The Centre for Internet & Society hosted senior members, academics, and practitioners, from the Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity sector for a closed-door roundtable that examined the challenges and issues common to Australia and India related to AI and Cybersecurity policies and their role in public functions in terms of serving society and the impact they can have on Education, Research, Health and Agriculture sectors. The forum also focused on discussion in areas of convergence, differences and way forward in framing policy/technical governance.
The first discussion of the roundtable focused on Artificial Intelligence. While AI is rapidly emerging as a key technological paradigm across sectors globally, this discussion will centre around its utilisation in public functions. Towards understanding the state of AI in India, challenges to development and adoption, and ethical concerns that arise out of the use of AI, CIS has been undertaking research to understand and document national developments, discourse, and impact (actual and potential) to ethical and regulatory solutions and compare the same against global developments in the space.
The roundtable also discussed Cybersecurity strategies. Cybersecurity knows no borders and is not limited to any one geography or culture. The challenges and opportunities facing cybersecurity experts, policymakers and the public are global in nature and require globally-minded solutions at all levels. At the same time, rapid changes in technology have a direct impact on societies around the world and the changing threat environment. Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) are woven into every aspect of life in the twenty-first century. In India, individuals, government institutions, and the private sector increasingly rely on cyberspace for discharging economic, social, and political functions. However, as both states and non-state actors alike continue to engage in the weaponization and exploitation of cyberspace for reaping strategic dividend, India needs a strategy that secures its digital frontiers. As India firms up its cyber security strategy in 2020, CIS has been researching to obtain critical discourse on response, detection, and publication of incidents, and governance of vulnerabilities, exploitation, and disclosure, which we recognise is certainly the need of the hour.
February, 26th, 2020
Prof Nandu Nandkishore from ISB, Ravneet Pahwa, Deakin University South Asia, Prof Monika Kennedy, Swinburne University of Technology, Mr Vilvarayanallur, KPMG India & Dr Swamy, AICTE lead a very productive discussion at our #OnlineEducationWorkshop in New Delhi. The keynote address was delivered by the Hon. Minister Martin Pakula, Victorian Minister for Jobs, Innovation & Trade, Tourism, Sports & Major Events and the event was chaired by our director, Ms. Tanya Spisbah.
Mr Vilvarayanallur, Partner, KPMG gave an update of Indian online education market report and opportunities in Indian online higher education while Dr N H Swamy Director, SWAYAM, AICTE gave an overview on Indian Government regulations for online education. Ms. Pahwa, Prof Kennedy and Prof Doreswamy presented case studies and discussed the potential for cooperation between India and Australia in Online Education.
The workshop also witnessed the launch of a brilliant collaboration between UpGrad & Deakin University. We are very grateful to all the speakers, participants and of course our co-hosts, Victorian Government Trade & Investment & Austrade.