Statement – ATN support for the Indian community
10 May 2021
ATN Universities offers our full support to the Indian community, our students and all those impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in India.
Our universities have a long tradition of engaging with India. We are proud to educate nearly 13,000 Indian students and almost 4,000 domestic students of Indian origin.
Our links extend beyond teaching students, with ATN universities playing a significant role in Indo-Australian research collaboration as well as providing our expertise on the development of national priorities.
ATN universities continue to work with all our Indian students to ensure they have appropriate academic support and pastoral care. We take caring for our students to heart and have been in close contact with students to offer additional assistance in this difficult time.
We look forward to welcoming international students back to Australia as soon as practically possible, and we continue to advocate on their behalf.
Our connections to the world, through our international teaching, research and industry partners, especially in India and across the Indo-Pacific, are integral to our commitment to an open and globally engaged sector.
ATN will continue to work closely with the Australian Government and offers our full cooperation in the development of with any supportive measures to assist India in this difficult time.