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11 Apr 2016

New Generation Network (NGN): Three-year post-doctoral positions across Australian universities

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The Australia India Institute (AII) is delighted to announce a ground-breaking network of post-doctoral positions across Australia for scholars studying India.

The Institute’s Director, Professor Craig Jeffrey, said the New Generation Network (NGN) would stake the AII’s claim as a world-leading centre for India studies.

"The  New Generation Network (NGN) would stake the AII’s claim as a world-leading centre for India studies."

The NGN will initially see 10 three-year positions established for post-doctoral students of any aspect of India in five Australian universities. More positions are planned.

Professor Jeffrey said the NGN would “mark Australia as a centre for the advanced study of contemporary India.”

“The successful applicants will lead a dynamic graduate cohort charged with elevating the conversation about India around the world."

“The successful applicants will lead a dynamic graduate cohort charged with elevating the conversation about India around the world.

“The Institute recognises that it must move beyond a focus on the Australia-India relationship and build an organisation that can provide highly informed answers to the mammoth challenges and opportunities that face India both today and over the 21st century,” Prof. Jeffrey said.

The University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, Deakin University, La Trobe University and Queensland University of Technology are the first five confirmed participating institutions. They will offer positions in fields that include smart cities, international relations, law, politics, economics and sport management.

"Professor Jeffrey  said talks are under way with other Australian universities to widen the scheme."

Professor Jeffrey said talks are under way with other Australian universities to widen the scheme. “We aim to have a scholar in every Australian state.”

“We’re certainly making progress in locking down more positions. Universities are enticed by the idea of having a scholar in their state who will drive engagement with India, and who is also closely linked to a wider group of thinkers.”

For further media enquiries please contact Kog Ravindran via kogulan.ravindran@unimelb.edu.au

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