Indian students are increasingly concerned by a perceived decline in quality of education and the prevalence of racism in Australia according to findings published by Canadian group Higher Education Strategy Association.


HESA conducted a survey of 3000 Indian students and found that while 56 per cent of students found that Australian universities were of very high or high quality, 27 per cent believed them to be moderate quality and 10 per cent thought them to be of poor or very poor quality.


The results are a stark contrast to similar surveys conducted in the US and UK. Asked similar questions, 84 per cent of respondents believed American universities to be of high or very high quality. Respondents in the UK found that 80 per cent of universities were of a high or very high quality.


Australia has also slipped in perceived quality of life, with Singapore, United Emirates and Canada all reporting a high or very high quality of life for Indian students.