India, Australia agree to step up education cooperation

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NEW DELHI: India and Australia on Saturday decided to step up institution partnership, collaboration in school policy, skill development and vocational education at a bilateral meeting, which also witnessed signing of three important MoUs between top educational institutions of the two countries.
Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said the education dialogue with Australia “reaffirmed the commitment” made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Turnbull Malcolm in April 2017 “to strengthen the education, training and research relationship” between the two nations.
Javadekar is leading a four-member delegation to Australia to participate in the 4th Australia India Education Council (AIEC) meeting which was held at Adelaide today. “At a bilateral meeting in #Adelaide with the Australian Minister of Education & Training, Mr. Simon Birmingham. Emphasis was given to institution partnership, collaboration in school policy, online education, skill development & vocational education & training,” the minister tweeted.
He further said his discussion with Birmingham has been “fruitful” and “will take the India, Australia education cooperation to a new level”.