Thursday, November 21, 2013

Energising Indian students to studying science in Sydney


Energising Indian students to studying science in Sydney

Mumbai, 20th November, 2013:  The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), one of Australia’s leading universities is encouraging Indian students to take up science in response to India’s aspiration of becoming one of the world’s top six scientific powers.

The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) has organised a series of seminars in prominent cities to advise high school students of the exciting career directions that can emerge from a university degree in science.

Professor Bruce Milthorpe, Dean of the Faculty of Science, and Dr Wayne Brooks, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering & IT, will speak to students about the opportunities for pure and applied scientists on Friday, 22nd November 2013. They will be joined by well-respected career counsellor and expert, Ms Usha Albuquerque, who will speak about the demand for science graduates in India and the rest of the world.

 “The 12th Five-Year Plan calls for up to 100,000 more researchers and scientists by 2017, including a significant increase in biotechnology experts,” Professor Bruce Milthorpe said.  “That will mean more students studying subjects such as molecular and cell biology, structural biology and bioengineering. 

“As an academic with over 20 years’ experience in this field, I am excited by the opportunities available to young Indian students.”

Professor Milthorpe explained that students with a degree in science can work in numerous areas, ranging from medical science and physics to lesser known careers such as traffic engineering, financial analysis or computer software.

“We hope to inspire students to pursue a career in science and let them know science is more than working in a laboratory,” Professor Milthorpe explains. “In fact,  the skills learnt in studying science, such as communication, critical thinking and project management, help make science graduates highly attractive to employers throughout their careers,” he said.

UTS and UTS: INSEARCH are visiting Delhi, Chandigarh, Bangalore and Mumbai this month to present to students on careers in science, engineering and information technology.

UTS Highlights:
·         The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) is one the world’s top 50 universities under 50 years old.
·         Graduates from UTS are highly regarded by employers. 92% of science graduates were employed within three months of graduation.
·         Over the past 20 years, 338 Indian students have successfully entered UTS via UTS: INSEARCH, its pathway college, undertaking higher education Diploma courses.

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