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Australia and India: subcontinental connection

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Higher education and research are forging national links, with politicians and universities hungry for more

At first glance, Australia and India may not appear the most obvious bedfellows. While they share a history of British colonial rule and a national obsession with cricket, there are major social and cultural differences.

But recently the two nations have been forging close links in research and higher education, starting with a flow of international students into Australia and developing into high-level collaborative projects, with each country giving the other favoured nation status.

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