Uni Wollongong good to go in India

With a tick from Prime Minister Modi, no less

The university can establish it’s long-planned “teaching location” in custom-created financial hub Gujarat International Finance Tec-City, following Mr Modi signing off, in a Friday meeting with UoW VC Patricia Davidson. 

It follows Deakin U which was approved in March to set up there – to be the first international university with its own campus in India (CMM March 9).

UoW will start this year with a grad cert in computing and master of computing for finance. It plans masters of applied finance and financial technology for ’24 and bachelors in business and computing in ’25. The university is also working with India’s national stock exchange on a capital markets research centre.

The university is silent on enrolments but Indian media quotes Professor Davidson as stating an initial intake of 50, scaling up to 4000 over five years.

It appears the two Australians will coexist rather than compete. DU will start with masters in cyber security and business with more to follow from its science, engineering and built environment and business-law faculties. UoW’ student fees in India will be 50 per cent what it charges internationals in Australia, matching Deakin U’s pricing.

There is no over-estimating the two universities achievements in the vastly complex Indian education market. Brigid Freeman set the daunting context for CMM Expert Opinion,  HERE.

India was not UoW’s only international win last week – also announcing a data science research centre in Dubai, where it has had a campus for 30 years. The new venue is what was Australia’s pavilion at the 2020 World Expo, gifted by to the university by the Commonwealth.


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