India and New Zealand have entered into a treaty for The New Zealand-India Prime Ministers’ Education Cooperation Initiative. This is a programme co-funded by both countries to improve bilateral cooperation in higher education, and research and development. This initiative will also facilitate student and academic mobility. This education cooperation was looked into and agreed upon by the respective education ministers last year. Both countries have agreed to establish an Education Cooperation Council to progress the Prime Ministers’ Education Cooperation Initiative. This council can be a mechanism for India to bring together a variety of Indian education and skills development funding agencies and other education sector bodies. Following a model similar to one that was recently established between Australia and India, higher-level education and other sector bodies from both countries may be invited to join the initiative.
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