25 September 2022

ATN media release – ATN forging stronger ties with India

India has long been a friend to Australia and the ties shared by the two countries are deep and wide-ranging. The Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) has a long tradition of engaging with India and, as the source of 14 per cent of ATN’s international students, now is the time to further strengthen these collaborations and partnerships and explore new opportunities.

ATN Executive Director Luke Sheehy will join Austrade and other leaders of Australia’s education sector on a delegation designed to support Australia’s long standing collaboration with India.

The delegation will travel to India as part of the Australian Government’s Australia India Business Exchange Mission 2022 from 26 – 30 September 2022.

This delegation builds on the long-established and deep ties our universities have already forged with India’s vast network of educational and research institutions.

ATN universities have long been the number one destination for Indian students, with more than 14,000 students from India (16 per cent of all Indian students in Australia) enrolling at our universities before the closure of borders in 2019.

ATN Chair Professor Iain Martin will join Mr Sheehy for part of this delegation.


Quotes attributable to ATN Executive Director, Mr Luke Sheehy

“India is one of Australia’s most important partners and our universities are working closely with Indian counterparts on a wide variety of research collaborations.

“India and Australia have a strong future for collaboration and education is leading the way.

“This is a valuable opportunity for ATN to showcase our universities and what they offer.”