Deakin University, Australia, is set to open an international teaching campus in India, the first in the world. The new institution will provide access to future-ready postgraduate programmes that are in line with regional jobs.
The campus, located in the center of GIFT City (Gujarat International Financial Tec-City), a smart business district, is likely to be open by mid-2024—the year Deakin celebrates its 50th anniversary and 30 years in India.
According to a news release, the campus will produce graduates who are prepared for the workforce to satisfy India's rising demand for workers, strengthening Deakin's commitment to offer top-notch instruction and learning opportunities to students around the world.
Speaking of the new campus, Deakin vice-chancellor professor Iain Martin said Deakin has a long and proud history in India. “Deakin was the first international university to establish its presence in India in 1994, and since then, through innovative collaborations across research, education and training, we have forged a bond based on commitment, excellence, trust and transparency."
“Our India partnership is one of the jewels in the crown of our growth and success over the almost 50 years of Deakin’s existence from humble beginnings on a green field site at Waurn Ponds in 1974," he added.
Local students who cannot afford to travel and reside in Australia to study will benefit from the India campus. Deakin's top-notch academic offerings on campus, which focus on the demands of the digital economy, will initially include the Master of Cyber Security and the Master of Business Analytics degrees before adding degrees from the colleges of Science, Engineering & Built Environment, and Business and Law.