Nimay Kalyani director of University of Wollongong’s India campus

Originally from Gujarat, India, Nimay is a global professional who settled in Australia in 2010 after diverse international experiences.

The University of Wollongong India (UOW India) has appointed Nimay Kalyani as the Director of its India Campus in GIFT City, announced on 9 May 2024.

On the appointment, Nimay said in a statement he is excited to take on the role of the Campus Director and the opportunities it will bring for Indian students.

“Growing up in the back allies of Ahmedabad in Gujarat, I guess I have always been a Gujarati and by virtue an Indian at heart. As a Campus Director, my role will be to provide strategic input and operational and financial leadership to ensure the successful delivery of the University’s educational objectives and that the highest quality student experience is achieved.”

Originally from Gujarat, India, Nimay is a global professional who settled in Australia in 2010 after diverse international experiences. He joined UOW as a Project Director – Commissioning (India), responsible for establishing the GIFT City campus, which includes collaborating with key stakeholders across UOW and UOW Global Enterprises (UOWGE).

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Image: UOW Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global Strategy) Professor Tony Travaglione (Source: UoW)

UOW Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global Strategy) Professor Tony Travaglione congratulated Nimay on his appointment.

“We are delighted to welcome Nimay to this important role at UOW India. Our upcoming GIFT City campus will be a world-class facility and we are excited to see new developments taking shape under Nimay’s leadership.”

Professor Travaglione added:

“His extensive background and wealth of experience in academia, international relations and business development makes him the best fit to setup and manage a world-class campus in India.”

Prior to joining UOW, Nimay contributed to academia at The University of Newcastle, where he also played a key role in expanding the South Asia partnerships for the Faculty of Business and Law. His decade-long contribution to academia included research and teaching in Strategy, Change Management, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Management.

Image: Nimay Kalyani has joined the #UOWIndia team in GIFT City as Project Director – Commissioning (India).

Nimay added that UoW is also partnering with large corporates such as IBM India to extend the relationship from UOW Dubai to UOW India.

“This will enable us to enrich our curriculum through industry engagement, bring in industry experts in classrooms and bring real life case studies and assignments to the courses. The entire workforce being hired at UOW India, and the support being received from UOW Australia, UOW Dubai and UOWGE is built on the objective of ensuring students receive a very high-quality educational experience with rewarding career outcomes.”

UoW is also in discussions with the local government organisations to place ourselves as their preferred and strategic education partners and widen our network of local organisations.

Nimay says:

“We aim to get support from this network with student placements, internships, capstone projects and importantly joint research and publications between our academics and these organisations.”

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Nimay’s background uniquely blends business acumen, strategic vision, and academic expertise, demonstrating his commitment to education excellence. 

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