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Australia India Institute (AII)

Specialised research institution


The Australia India Institute (AII), established in 2008, is the premier Australian centre dedicated to the study of India and the bilateral relationship. The Institute produces quality, high impact research on contemporary India specialising in the areas of equity, education, health, infrastructure, and governance.  The Institute builds Australia’s capacity for India-related research that addresses key social, political and environmental challenges guided by the principles of bharosa (trust), maryada (respect), and kalyan (welfare).

AII is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment and the University of Melbourne. Its National Partners are La Trobe University and the University of Western Australia with an affiliate centre.

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News 13 Sep 22

Virtual Healthcare: Towards an Inclusive Future

Watch a recording of a hybrid symposium on the future of inclusive digital health in Australia and India.

News 22 Aug 22

ARCH-India formally launches

ARCH-India formally launches at the Australia India Ministerial Education Council.

News 20 Jun 22

Watch: Water and food security workshops

Recordings now available: A series of workshops on water resources management between Australia and India.

News 12 Jun 22

The Albanese Government Reaffirms a Robust Australia-India Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in the Indo-Pacific

The India-Australia bilateral relationship has advanced significantly over the past few years. Richard Marles’ visit suggests that trend is unlikely to change under the Albanese government.

News 06 May 22

Australian-Indian research collaborations in humanities

New report finds India is one of the most promising countries in Asia for collaboration in the humanities.

Case study 24 Mar 22

Case studies and good practices for research collaboration

News 10 Mar 22

Australia and India: turning rhetoric into policy

In the last 12 months the Australian Government’s focus on India has been the strongest since 2015, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Australia and Tony Abbott was Prime Minister.

News 17 Feb 22

Australia and India partnering up within the Quad

Australia and India are increasingly aligned within the Quad grouping, and their bilateral agreements were a key feature on the sidelines of the Melbourne meeting.

News 17 Dec 21

Understanding modern attacks on Gandhi

Statues of Indian independence leader, Mahatma Gandhi, have been vandalised or removed around the world – but why does his likeness face attacks today?

News 18 Nov 21

Indian and Australian health workers reach out on COVID-19

New palliative care training for Sister Doctors in India is supporting patients and families during the pandemic and broadening understanding of care across the Indian Ocean

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