Institution attended: University of New England
Australian education prepares people to be independent thinkers and researchers,
says Sushil. He completed his studies eighteen years ago and still appreciates
the advantages of this approach to learning.
“The research program was
designed to encourage independent thinking and to develop the ability to apply
theoretical principles to address practical problems. I feel that the training
in Australia, especially at PhD level, prepares students to be independent
Sushil’s Australian qualifications have proven a great
asset in his industry. He works at the International Rice Research Institute and
his areas of expertise are risk analysis, resource economics, pest management,
farmer decision-making, and agricultural development. He adds that Australian
graduates in his field will usually have no difficulty finding
“Agricultural economists trained in Australia are well-recognised.
They have made many pioneering contributions in development of the profession’s
theoretical and applied fields,” he said.
Australia’s high educational
standard is just one of the reasons Sushil decided to study at university here.
He lists good living conditions, good support services for international
students and the affordable cost of tuition as other reasons.
days, Sushil also finds it helpful to stay in touch with members of his
extensive alumni network.
“I regularly read the alumni newsletters and
keep in touch with many alumni. An active network of Australian professionals in
my field has benefited my career progression,” he said.