Melbourne-Tsinghua agreement provides new opportunities for exhange

The University of Melbourne and Tsinghua University have extended their Student Exchange Agreement to include an additional exchange of students between the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) at Melbourne and Tsinghua’s PBC School of Finance. For Melbourne FBE students, the new agreement provides an exciting opportunity for a minimum of three FBE students to participate in the PBCSF Summer program.  This latest addition to the agreement further strengthens the longstanding relationship between Melbourne and Tsinghua who have been partners since 1995.

The University of Melbourne now in world 50

The University of Melbourne has been ranked 44 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the first Australian university to break into the top 50 and the fourth year in a row for the University to be ranked No. 1 in Australia. For the full story, see: https://newsroom.melbourne.edu/news/australia%E2%80%99s-top-ranked-university-now-world-50 

Renewal of MOU with Georgetown University

The University of Melbourne and Georgetown University have renewed a Memorandum of Understanding and Student Exchange and Study Abroad agreements further strengthening the twenty-five year relationship between the two institutions.

Melbourne-India Postgraduate Program website launched

A new website has been launched to provide details of the Melbourne-India Postgraduate Program (MIPP), a new program providing graduate researchers with an opportunity to work with joint supervision by academics from three leading Indian research institutes and the University of Melbourne.  The University of Melbourne’s Indian partners in this program are the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) and Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IIsc).

For details of the program and the new website, see: http://mipp.unimelb.edu.au/

Prof Peter McPhee visits IRO’s new office

PeterMcphee-1 Former Provost Prof Peter McPhee, the namesake of the Peter McPhee Terraces, visited the International Relations Office in their new home on 4 July. These heritage listed terraces located at 272-278 Faraday St, Carlton date from 1862-1865 and are among the oldest buildings owned by the University.

IRO to host roundtable with Australian Ambassador to China

The International Relations Office will be hosting a Victorian university roundtable with HE Frances Adamson, Australian Ambassador to the Republic of China on Tuesday 2 July 2014. The roundtable will provide an opportunity for the Ambassador to update participating universities on the New Colombo Plan and for the universities to outline their key China activities.

Participating institutions are the University of Melbourne, Deakin University, La Trobe University, Monash University, RMIT University, Swinburne University and Victoria University.

 

Program with HEC Montréal expanded

The successful partnership between the Faculty of Business and Economics and HEC Montréal has led to an expansion of the current Memorandum of Understanding and Student Exchange Agreement to now include postgraduate coursework student exchange.

Building bilateral researcher links with Indonesia

The University of Melbourne participated in the first Australia-Indonesia Research Summit held in Jakarta Indonesia on 22-23 May 2014 alongside other Australian and Indonesian universities and research centres.

Hosted by the newly opened Australia Indonesia Centre (AIC) based at Monash University, of which the University of Melbourne is a partner, the summit provided an opportunity for both countries to identify opportunities for future research collaboration in key areas of health, education, infrastructure, energy, and food and agriculture.

Professor Simon Evans, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) emphasised the importance of the summit for the University of Melbourne.

“The AIC Research Summit was an extraordinarily valuable opportunity to deepen connections between Australian and Indonesian researchers working in the AIC’s focus areas. We look forward to building productive collaborations on research that has tangible benefits for Indonesia, Australia and the bilateral relationship.”

Participating Indonesian universities included Universitas Indonesia, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Institut Pertanian Bogor, Universitas Hasanuddin, Universitas Airlangga, Universitas Pendidkan Indonesia and Insitut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember.

Australia India Institute director recognised for building ties with India

Professor Amitabh Matyoo, Director of the Australia-India Institute was one of two recipients of the Asoka Award honouring his contribution to strengthening Australia-India ties.  The Award is conferred by the Australia-India Business Council (Victoria) and is in its third year.

For the full article, see: http://musse.unimelb.edu.au/may-14-137/australia-india-institute-director-lauded-growing-engagement-india

International Architecture Workshop at Universidade de los Andes now open to ABP students

Students from the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning will now be able to participate in the Universidad de los Andes International Architecture Workshop in Cartagena, Colombia as part of their degree. The workshop will be deemed to be 12.5 credit points towards a breadth or elective component.